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The Board and Its Functions
The Board of Trustees is granted the ultimate authority under the original charter of Tougaloo College to “ . . . appoint a President of the College, together with professors and instructors as may at any time be necessary to form an efficient faculty for the instruction of students in the arts and sciences, in the learned professions and in all of the branches of liberal and professional education, as in the best colleges and universities in the world “. Other functions of the Board, as accorded in the Bylaws, include the authority to enact policies that govern the College’s operations. The Board of Trustees assigns to the President the responsibility for the day to day financial, administrative and academic affairs of the College.
The Board of Trustees shall consist of no more than thirty members, each of whom, with the exception of the appointed members, shall be elected by action of the Board of Trustees.