Article 4: OFFICERS

Article 4. A: Composition of Officers
The Officers of the GRADUATE COUNCIL shall be comprised of a Chairperson, Vice Chairperson, and Secretary.

Article 4. B: Appointment and Election of Officers
The Dean of the SCHOOL OF GRADUATE STUDIES shall serve as Chairperson of the GRADUATE COUNCIL. Subject to the rules governing a quorum, the Vice Chairperson and Secretary shall be elected by a majority of the voting members present at the last regular meeting of the academic year for the GRADUATE COUNCIL. The Vice Chairperson and Secretary shall hold office for a term of one academic year and may be re-elected annually but for no more than five consecutive terms.

Article 4. C: Duties of The Chairperson
The Dean of the SCHOOL OF GRADUATE STUDIES, as Chairperson, shall preside over all meetings of the GRADUATE COUNCIL and shall represent the GRADUATE COUNCIL before the University Council and all other Morgan State University officers and/or assemblies. The Chairperson is an ex officio member of each standing and ad hoc committee of the GRADUATE COUNCIL.

Section 4. D: Duties of The Vice Chairperson
In the absence of Chairperson, the Vice Chairperson shall preside over meetings of the GRADUATE COUNCIL. Upon delegation by the Chairperson or in the absence of the Chairperson, the Vice Chairperson shall serve as a designee of the Chairperson in the representation of the GRADUATE COUNCIL and shall perform such duties as from time to time may be assigned by the Chairperson.

Section 4. E: Duties of The Secretary
The Secretary shall keep a record of the minutes of meetings of the GRADUATE COUNCIL and of its standing committees. The Secretary shall certify the authenticity and assure the safekeeping of the GRADUATE COUNCIL'S by-laws and minutes. The Secretary is responsible for keeping the record of appointments and elections of officers, chairpersons, and members of Standing Committees. The Secretary shall perform such duties as from time to time may be assigned by the Chairperson.