VACANCIES AND REMOVAL FROM OFFICE
The Navarro College Board of Trustees will abide by the Texas Election Code for resignations, vacancies and removal from office.
A trustee who enters active duty in the armed forces of the United States as a result of being called to duty, drafted or activated, will not be considered as vacating their office held. In this event, the Board of Trustees will follow procedures set forth in the Texas Constitution.
REMOVAL FROM OFFICE
In accordance with the SACS Principles of Accreditation regarding Trustee expectations and with applicable Texas law, the Navarro College Board of Trustees will follow this policy regarding removal of trustees for just cause and following due process.
Under Texas law, trustees may be removed from Board membership for incompetency, official misconduct, intoxication on or off duty caused by drinking an alcoholic beverage (but not if it was caused by drinking such beverage on the directions and prescription of a licensed physician) or conviction by a jury for any felony or for misdemeanor official misconduct). “Official misconduct” includes conviction for an offense relating to a violation of purchase procedures. Actions for removal of Board members must be brought before the judge of the district court having jurisdiction, except that any court convicting a trustee of a felony or official misconduct must order removal.
After due process, including notice of specific charges and an opportunity for the accused trustee to answer them, the Board, if it finds just cause under Texas law for the trustee’s removal, will vote to file suit in district court for the removal of the trustee.
REVIEWED: December 12, 2019