BOT 105: University Operations in Special Emergencies

In the event of an emergency resulting from disaster occurring in this state caused by an enemy attack upon the United States, by which the incumbents of the Board and administrative offices of Michigan State University may become unavailable for exercising the powers and discharging the duties of such offices, the Board of Trustees declares that it shall be the policy of the University to operate in accordance with the provisions of the Emergency Interim Executive Succession Act of the State of Michigan.

In the event of the death or incompetency of the President, the Chairperson of the Board of Trustees shall convene the available members to take appropriate action to assure continuity in the affairs of the University until the Board will make arrangements for an Acting President.

In order to anticipate responsibly the consequences of any disaster befalling the President of Michigan State University, rendering the President incapable of exercising the duties and functions of the office, it shall be the continuing responsibility of the Board of Trustees of said University to provide for the designation of an Acting President who shall carry out the duties and responsibilities of the Office of the President until such time as the Board shall appoint a permanent president under these Bylaws.

Enacted: 9/8/23*

*Moved from Board of Trustees Bylaws to Policy by action of the Board 9/8/23.

Formerly Board of Trustees Bylaw 14.