Caption: Board of Trustees - Building Naming Regulations - Revision 2006
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Approved by the Board of Trustees April 11, 2006
Board Meeting April 11, 2006
AMEND THE GENERAL RULES CONCERNING UNIVERSITY ORGANIZATION AND PROCEDURE
Amend Article V, Section 4 of The General Rules Concerning University Organization and Procedure No Funding Required
The General Rules Concerning University Organization and Procedure are enacted by the Board of Trustees and supplement the University Statutes. The General Rules address administrative organization; powers, duties, and responsibilities of University Officers; and various other administrative matters. (Statutes, Preamble). Article V of the General Rules concerns "University Property." Section 4 addresses the "Naming of Buildings, Streets and Drives" and is attached hereto. The current language in Section 4 was adopted many years ago and has not been revised since that time. During the past year, numerous situations have arisen that have highlighted the inadequacies of the current provisions. For example, the current provisions simply assume that donors involved in naming situations will be individuals; Sec. 4(a) provides that “Buildings … may be named for … donors whose individual contributions have been crucial in the financing of such buildings.” This does not allow for corporate-naming opportunities to be considered. Similarly, the current provisions assume that donors will always wish to designate the use of their name; there is no