BYLAWS OF ROYAL INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY ALUMNI ASSOCIATION

Article I: Scope and Purpose

The Royal International University Alumni Association (“Association”) is governed by Royal International University in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia (“University”). These bylaws reflect the Association’s current policies and procedures as accepted by the University. The principal office of the Association shall be on the campus of the University.

The Association is organized as an integral part of the University community to serve as a continuing link between the University and its alumni, students, parents, and friends, and to mobilize their support for the University. The Association will promote the purposes of the University, encourage interest in the University, and perpetuate the University’s contributions to the lives of this constituency.

Notwithstanding any other provision herein, the Association shall not engage in any activities not permitted or authorized to be carried on by the University. All actions and decisions of the Association are subject to approval by the University.

Article II: Membership

Section 1.         All persons who are in good standing with the University and have completed 24 or more

credit hours or have worked as a full-time or permanent part-time employee are members of the Association.

Section 2.         All others may become members of the Association upon request or special designation

by the Association and upon such terms and conditions as the Association may from time to time require.

Article III: Officers

Section 1.         The officers of the Association shall consist of a president, president-elect, executive

director, and such other officers as the University may determine from time to time.

Section 2.         The officers shall recommend to the University one or more individuals as candidates for

president-elect. Once approved by the University, the president-elect is announced at the appropriate Association board meeting.

Section 3.         The president and president-elect will serve two-year terms, with the president-elect

succeeding to the office of president at the conclusion of the appropriate Association board or executive committee meeting.

Section 4.         No term of office, except for the executive director, shall be longer than two years.

However, in the event a qualified successor is not selected, an officer shall continue to hold office until a qualified successor is selected and takes office.

Section 5.         The University shall appoint the Association executive director.   The executive director

shall be an employee of the University and shall serve at the discretion of the University. The president and president-elect may be invited by the University to participate in the selection of the executive director.

Section 6.         The officers may participate in all Association committees and have ultimate decision-

making authority within the Association, but always subject to University approval.

Section 7.         The duties of the officers shall include but not be limited to the following:

  1. The president shall preside over the Association, including the board of directors and
    executive committee, and shall be a member of all committees of the Association by
    virtue of the position.
  2. The president-elect shall preside in the absence of the president.

The executive director, as chief executive officer and agent of the Association, shall carry out the programs and policies of the Association as approved by the University and shall appoint and direct other members of the staff according to the University’s personnel policies.

ARTICLE IV: EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Section 1.         There shall be an Association executive committee comprised of the officers, vice

presidents, and such other members of the Association’s board of directors as the officers may determine from time to time with University approval. The executive committee shall meet regularly at the call of the president.   The manner and mode of such meetings shall be at the discretion of the officers.

Section 2.         The executive committee shall serve in an advisory capacity and shall advise and make

recommendations to the officers to the extent requested by the officers.

Section 3.         At all meetings of the executive committee, whether a sufficient number of members are

present for the transaction of business shall be at the discretion of the officers.

ARTICLE V: BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Section 1.         The Association’s board of directors shall serve in an advisory capacity and shall advise

and make recommendations to the officers to the extent requested by the officers. The board of directors shall be comprised of the executive committee and such number of other members as the officers and University deem appropriate. The members of the board of directors shall be selected by the officers (in consultation with the executive committee to the extent desired by the officers) and approved by the University and ratified by the Board.

Section 2.         The term of office of each selected director shall be approximately four (4) years. All

terms of office shall begin and end the first day of the fall board meeting or at such other time as the officers determine. Officers of the Association may serve on the board for additional years during their terms as officers. The officers may select a director approved by the University to fill a vacancy for the duration of any unfulfilled term. No member of the board of directors may serve two (2) successive terms, except that a member who has been selected to fill the duration of an unfulfilled term may be selected to serve a successive term.

Section 3.         Standing and ad-hoc board committees may be organized under the direction of the

officers from time to time to conduct the business of the Association.

Section 4.         The board of directors shall meet not less than once each year.   The manner and mode of

such meetings shall be at the discretion of the officers.

Section 5.         At all meetings of the board of directors, whether a sufficient number of members are

present for the transaction of business shall be at the discretion of the officers.

ARTICLE VI: POLITICAL NEUTRALITY

In keeping with University policy, the Association shall not participate or intervene in (including the publishing or distribution of statements) any political campaign on behalf of or in opposition to any candidate for public office. The supporting of propaganda or otherwise attempting to influence legislation shall not constitute any part of the activities of the Association.

ARTICLE VII: AMENDMENTS

These bylaws may be amended at any time by the officers and executive committee with approval of the University and ratification of the board.

ARTICLE VIII: ADOPTION

These bylaws were adopted at the April 2012 board meeting.