Committee on Selection of a Regent Correspondence, 1892
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Brief Description: Photocopies of correspondence of the Board of Trustees committee on the selection of a regent including an April 30, 1892 letter from trustee F. M. McKay offering the regency to Woodrow Wilson and Wilson's May 12, 1892 refusal.  Also shorthand notes for Wilson's reply.
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Record Series Number: 1/10/1
Created by: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Committees
Volume: 0.1 cubic feet
Acquired: December 1963
Arrangement: Chronological
Biographical Note for University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Committees :

The 1867 act which established the Board of Trustees provided that the Board could appoint an Executive Committee to exercise powers conferred on the Board when that body was not in session.1 On May 9, 1867, the Board created an Executive Committee of nine, composed of eight members and the regent, with full powers of the Board, save the power to revise or change acts of the Board or any Board committee entrusted with special business. The Regent was chairman of the Executive Committee.2

The standing committees of the Board of Trustees are appointed by the President of the Board at the annual meeting. The President serves as an ex-officio member of all standing committees. Committees are required to submit all reports in writing to the Board.3

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