Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
Section 9 of chapter 15A of the General Laws, as appearing in the 1984 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out the first paragraph and inserting in place thereof the following paragraph:-
There shall be a board of trustees for each of the institutions named in section three, consisting of one full-time undergraduate student member from said institution, except that the University of Massachusetts board of trustees shall include two full-time undergraduate students one of whom is from the Amherst campus and one of whom is from the Boston campus and ten members to be appointed by the governor, one of whom shall be an alumnus of said institution and one member to be elected thereto by the alumni association of said institution. Each student member shall be elected by the student body annually, no later than May fifteenth. Of the two University of Massachusetts students, one shall be elected by the Amherst campus student body annually and one shall be elected by the Boston campus student body annually. The term of office of each elected student member of the board shall be one year and shall commence on July first following their election and terminate on June thirtieth of the following year. The student member shall be eligible for re-election for as long as said student remains a full-time undergraduate student. If at any time during the elected term of office said student member ceases to be a full-time undergraduate student, the membership of said student on the board shall be terminated and the office of the elected student member shall be deemed vacant. A vacancy in the office of the elected student member prior to the expiration of a term shall be filled for the remainder of the term in the same manner as student elections to full terms. No member of a board of trustees shall be a member of the board of regents of higher education. No member of a board of trustees shall be principally employed by any public educational institution or school system, or by the commonwealth. Membership on a board of trustees shall terminate if a member ceases to be qualified for appointment. Each board of trustees shall elect a chairman.