By Melanie J. Knox, Opinion Editor
The ACU Board of Trustees met Jan. 10 and 11 for its yearly meeting in Dallas.
This particular meeting would more accurately fall under the category of a workshop, said board member Charles Ezell, a 1969 graduate of the university.
The board, whose 65 members were nearly all present, heard from different speakers offering suggestions on how to improve the board.
The suggestions were based on how boards are run at other universities and specifically focused on what type of people make good board members, ideal term limits for members and responsibilities of both the members and the committees.
“Every time you meet with the board you understand what a good group of people they are,” Ezell said. “They really care about ACU and want it to be the university that everyone expects it to be.”
The group stayed in a hotel during the weekend and paid expenses from their own pockets.
The Board of Trustees set the general policies of the university, which are set guidelines for the administration.
To be selected for the Board of Trustees, you must first be recommended to the Board Committee, which will then take the recommendations to the board and evaluate them.
The board’s next meeting will be during the ACU Lectureship in February.
On a yearly basis, the board meets once in Dallas for a workshop meeting, twice in Abilene for business meetings and once in the summer for a retreat.