Section: State treasurer released from responsibility under original lease
8. The board of trustees shall have general supervision over and be vested with the conduct of the college. It shall have the authority and responsibility to:
a. Adopt and use a corporate seal;
b. Sue or be sued;
c. Determine the educational curriculum and program of the college;
d. With the advice and consent of the board of governors, upon expiration of the term of the current president of the private institution, appoint and fix the compensation and term of office of a president of the college, who shall be the executive officer of the college;
e. Appoint, upon nomination of the president, members of the administrative and teaching staff and fix their compensation and terms of employment, subject to the provisions of general law;
f. Employ other officers, agents and employees, as may be required to carry out the provisions of this act and fix and determine their qualifications, duties, compensation, terms of office and all other conditions and terms of employment;
g. Fix and determine tuition rates and other fees to be paid by students;
h. Grant diplomas, certificates or degrees;
i. Enter into contracts and agreements with the State or any of its political subdivisions or with the United States, or with any public body, department or other agency of the county, State or United States, or with any individual firm or corporation, which is deemed necessary or advisable by the board for carrying out the provisions of this act;
j. Accept from any government or governmental department, agency or other public or private body or from any other source grants or contributions of money or property, which the board of trustees may use for its purposes;
k. Disburse all moneys appropriated to the college by the county and State, moneys received from tuition, fees, auxiliary services and other sources, and from or by the direction of the board of governors;
l. Direct and control the expenditures of the college as to funds received from the board of governors and other sources in accordance with the terms of any applicable trusts, gifts, bequests, or other special provisions;
m. Acquire by gift, purchase, condemnation or otherwise, own, lease, use and operate property, whether real, personal or mixed, or any interest therein, which is necessary or desirable for college purposes;
n. Determine that any property owned and controlled by the board of trustees of the county college is no longer necessary for college purposes and sell the same at the price and in the manner and upon the terms and conditions as shall be established by the board;
o. Make and promulgate rules and regulations not inconsistent with the provisions of general law or of this act or with the rules and regulations promulgated hereunder that are necessary and proper for the administration or operation of the county college;
p. Exercise all other powers not inconsistent with the provisions of this act or with rules and regulations promulgated hereunder, or with general law, which may be reasonable, necessary or incidental to the establishment, maintenance and operation of a county college; and
q. Establish and maintain a dedicated reserve fund for minor capital needs, which in any given year shall not exceed 3% of the replacement value of the college's physical plant.
L.1982,c.42,s.8; amended 1994,c.48,s.156.
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