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§ 16-55-3. Board of trustees - Rights, privileges and authority.
The Board of Trustees of the University of South Alabama shall have all the rights, privileges and authority necessary to promote the purpose of its creation, which is to establish and provide for the maintenance and operation of a state university in Mobile County. The board may hold, lease, sell or in any other manner not inconsistent with the object or terms of the grant or grants under which it holds, dispose of any property, real or personal, or any estate or interest therein, as to it may best for the purposes of the institution, and sales of property, real or personal, may be made at any time by the trustees. (Acts 1963, 2nd Ex. Sess., No. 157, p. 350, § 3.)
§ 16-55-4. Board of trustees - Powers as to organization and administration.
The board of trustees shall have all the power to organize the institution by appointment of instructors and faculty members and such executive and administrative officers and employees as may be necessary to operate the university; the trustees may remove any officers, faculty members or employees of the institution in their discretion and shall have the power and authority to fix salaries or compensation, increase or reduce the same at their discretion, to regulate, alter or modify the government of the institution as they may consider advisable. The trustees may prescribe courses of instruction, rates of tuition and fees, confer such academic and honorary degrees as are usually conferred by institutions of like character; and they may do whatever else they may consider in the best interest of the institution. (Acts 1963, 2nd Ex. Sess., No. 157, p. 350, § 4.)
Cross references. - As to appointment, powers and jurisdiction of police officers at state universities. see §§ 16-22-1 and 16-22-2.   Collateral references. - Increase in tuition as actionable in suit by student against college or university. 99 ALR3d 885.
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