Meeting to discuss MTSU audit will not be open to the public

Oct 14, 2020 at 11:18 am by WGNS

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — The Middle Tennessee State University Board of Trustees will hold a special meeting next week on Tuesday, Oct. 20.  The meeting will be held electronically – or virtually - beginning at 9 a.m.  

The Board of Trustees will hold a confidential, nonpublic executive session for the purpose of discussing an audit (under T.C.A. 4-35-108).

MTSU reports that the Board of Trustees is the governing body of Middle Tennessee State University and is responsible for selecting and appointing the president; setting the operating budget; approving personnel appointments; granting all degrees awarded by the University, including honorary degrees; establishing tuition and fee rates; approving contracts; and approving all rules, regulations, curriculum changes, new programs and degrees of the University.

The Board consists of 10 members, 8 of whom are appointed by the governor, by and with consent of the Tennessee General Assembly. 

Again, the meeting is not open to the public. According to Tennessee Code Annotated, all meetings for a public university must be open to the public, except audit committee meetings. Furthermore, any subject that is deemed to be confidential (litigation, audits, investigations, etc) can be held in meetings that are not open to the public. 

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