(110 ILCS 520/5) (from Ch. 144, par. 655)
    Sec. 5. Members of the Board shall elect annually by secret ballot from their own number a chairman who shall preside over meetings of the Board and a secretary.
    Meetings of the Board shall be held at least once each quarter on a campus of Southern Illinois University. At all regular meetings of the Board, a majority of its voting members shall constitute a quorum. The student members shall have all of the privileges of membership, including the right to make and second motions and to attend executive sessions, other than the right to vote, except that the student member designated by the Governor as the voting student member shall have the right to vote on all Board matters except those involving faculty tenure, faculty promotion or any issue on which the student member has a direct conflict of interest. For the purposes of this Section, a student member shall not be deemed to have a direct conflict of interest in and may vote on any item involving the employment or compensation of the Chancellor at any campus or the President of the University or the election of officers. A student member who is not entitled to vote on a measure at a meeting of the Board or any of its committees shall not be considered a member for the purpose of determining whether a quorum is present at the time that measure is voted upon. No action of the Board shall be invalidated by reason of any vacancies on the Board, or by reason of any failure to select a student member.
    Special meetings of the Board may be called by the chairman of the Board or by any 3 members of the Board.
    At each regular and special meeting that is open to the public, members of the public and employees of the University shall be afforded time, subject to reasonable constraints, to make comments to or ask questions of the Board.
(Source: P.A. 99-734, eff. 8-5-16.)