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Compliance Certification Report
Comprehensive Standards 3.2.5


Last Updated August 9, 2004
(static edition)


Comprehensive Standards 3.2.5:

Members of the governing board can be dismissed only for cause and by due process

The Institution Certifies Compliance: Yes

Compliance report completed by: Audit Team 10

Statement of Rationale for Judgment of Compliance:

Members of the Tennessee Board of Regents may be dismissed during their term of service only for cause and by due process. Circumstances that may result in removal include knowingly or willfully committing misconduct in office; knowingly or willfully neglecting to perform any duty enjoined upon the officer by any of the laws of the state; being in a state of intoxication in any public place; engaging in gambling; or committing any act constituting a violation of any penal statute involving moral turpitude. [1] Prior to formal dismissal, board members are afforded due process. [2]


Relevant Organizational Unit(s):

Tennessee Board of Regents


Supporting Documentation and Evidence:

[1] TCA 8-47-101 Officers Subject to Removal - Grounds
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[2] TCA Title 8 Public Officers and Employees/Chapter 47 Removal of Officers
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