How Long Can a Board of Trustees Hold Their Positions?


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Public and private organizations each decide duration of board of trustees terms and the number of terms the members serve. Organizational bylaws typically specify the roles and rules for the board of trustees, including tenure and methods used to elect or appoint new members.

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Members of the Duke University Board of Trustees may serve two consecutive six year terms, and may return to the board after at least two years of absence. County boards of trustees in Missouri serve varying terms; for example, one trustee serves one year, another serves two years, another serves three years and so on. The Missouri General Assembly bylaws for county boards states that three consecutive absences from regular board meetings in any fiscal year is grounds for removal.

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