The board of visitors shall
Each of the 7 universities has a board of visitors, which may consist of up to 20 members recommended by the University President and confirmed by the Board of Trustees. The regular term of appointment shall be three years with a maximum of two terms. Each term shall expire July 1 of the appropriate year. In order to continue the staggered nature of the terms of the board of visitors, initial appointments shall be proportionate numbers of 3-year, 2-year, and 1-year appointments.
Members of the board of visitors may receive reimbursement for travel and other necessary expenses for attendance at meetings of the board. Reimbursement expense for board members must be absorbed within the existing budgeted revenues of the University of Maine System.
The board of visitors shall elect from among its members a chair and vice-chair. Other officers and the process by which the board conducts its business shall be determined by the board of visitors.
At the annual meeting (the last regular meeting scheduled in each fiscal year), the board of visitors shall establish a schedule of meetings for the ensuing year which will provide for a minimum of four regular meetings, one of which shall be a meeting with the University of Maine System Board of Trustees.