Article I – Purpose
The Business Advisory Board of the Ralph W. Ketner School of Business will serve as the advisory group to the faculty of the business school.
Article II – Activities
The activities of the Board will include, but not be limited to:
- Advising on curriculum issues.
- Advising on marketing and public relations.
- Identifying internship and service learning opportunities.
- Serving on committees, including Business Hall of Fame and Distinguished CEO Lecture Series.
- Providing information on skills needed by business graduates to be successful in the workplace.
- Recruiting students for admission to the college and business school.
- Suggesting opportunities for student visits to workplaces.
- Identifying revenue sources for the college and business school.
- Suggesting members for service on the Business Advisory Board.
- Participating in classroom presentations, meetings, seminars, mock interviews, etc.
Article III – Membership
The membership will be comprised of:
- Not more than 45 members who will serve for three-year terms and may be reappointed for a consecutive three-year term based on interest, attendance and involvement.
- Length of initial appointments will be determined by a draw with the first 15 receiving three-year terms; the second 15, two-year terms; and the remaining 15, one-year terms. Those receiving one and two-year terms will be eligible for two additional three-year terms.
Ex-officio non-voting members will include the Chair of the Ketner School of Business, the Vice President for Institutional Advancement, the Vice President for External Relations, and the Provost (or Academic Dean) of the College. An Honorary Chair of the Business Advisory Board may be appointed jointly by the Chair of the Ketner School of Business and the Vice President for External Relations and may have full voting privileges. Two students who are majoring in business will be invited to serve one-year terms on the Board. They may be re-appointed for an additional year if eligible as a student.
- The board appointments are recommended jointly by the Chair of the Ketner School of Business and the Vice President for External Relations and will be voted on by the full Business Advisory Board. The board shall be diverse in terms of gender, race, ethnicity, and business backgrounds.
Article IV – Officers
- The officers of the Board shall include:
- The Chair shall be the presiding officer of the Board and shall perform duties generally associated with the chair’s position.
- The Vice-Chair shall assume the duties of the chair in the event of absence.
- Nominees for Chair and Vice-Chair will be made by the chair of the Ketner School of Business and the Vice President for External Relations and will be voted on by the full Business Advisory Board.
- Terms will be for one year with the option of serving a second one-year term as determined by a vote of the Board.
- The Secretary will be an employee of Catawba College and will be appointed by the chair of the Ketner School of Business and the Vice President for External Relations with the approval of the full board.
Article V – Meetings
The Board shall hold regular meetings at least twice per year, in the fall and the spring of each year. Robert’s Rules of Order, Newly Revised, shall govern all meetings of the Board. Sixteen members constitute a quorum.
Article VI – Amendments
Proposed amendments to the by-laws may be recommended by a By-Laws Committee appointed by the Chair.
The by-laws of the Board and any subsequent amendments shall be effective when approved by a majority vote of the Board members present. Ten days written notice of proposed amendments must be given to the full membership prior to any vote.
Adopted September 21, 2007
business hall of fame by-laws
ARTICLE I - Authorization
The Catawba College BUSINESS HALL OF FAME is authorized and operated under the authority of the Business Advisory Board for the Ralph W. Ketner School of Business.
ARTICLE II - Purpose
The purpose of the Catawba College BUSINESS HALL OF FAME is to recognize and perpetuate the noteworthy business tradition of Catawba College by honoring and memorializing individuals who have made outstanding contributions to this tradition.
ARTICLE III - Administration
The business and affairs of the Catawba College BUSINESS HALL OF FAME shall be administered by the Business Advisory Board.
The chair of the BUSINESS HALL OF FAME Selection Committee shall be appointed in secrecy by the Vice President for External Relations. The Chair will agree to remain on the committee the following year to provide continuity to the selection process.
The BUSINESS HALL OF FAME Selection Committee shall consist of not more than 11 members including the chair of the Hall of Fame Selection Committee. The committee members are appointed confidentially by the Vice President for External Relations. The Committee shall be selected from the following categories:
- Trustees of Catawba College
- Current Business Faculty
- Retired Business Faculty
- Business Advisory Board
- Current and retired faculty
The Vice President for External Relations shall be an ex-officio member of the Committee.
The selection committee for the BUSINESS HALL OF FAME will meet at least once per year. A list of eligible candidates should be sent to each committee member at least 10 days prior to the selection meeting.
The BUSINESS HALL OF FAME Selection Committee may choose to select an individual, corporation, or company to receive a “Special Award” for outstanding contributions.
The members of the BUSINESS HALL OF FAME Selection Committee will be asked to not reveal their identity, deliberations, or decisions.
The term of members of the BUSINESS HALL OF FAME Selection Committee shall begin on BUSINESS HALL OF FAME shall be for three years and members may be reappointed for one additional three-year term. However, the terms for initial appointments will be staggered so that a maximum of a third of the committee will turn over each year.
ARTICLE IV - Duties
The BUSINESS HALL OF FAME Selection Committee shall be responsible for the selection of inductees for membership in the Catawba College BUSINESS HALL OF FAME.
The Business Advisory Board for the Ralph W. Ketner School of Business shall sponsor the ceremonies for the presentation of awards to nominees selected for induction into membership in the Catawba College BUSINESS HALL OF FAME.
The type of awards given signifying induction into the Catawba College BUSINESS HALL OF FAME shall be determined by the Vice President for External Relations.
Names of those selected to the BUSINESS HALL OF FAME shall be submitted to the Vice President for External Relations of the College who will make the purchase of the awards.
ARTICLE V - Criteria for Eligibility of Candidates
The candidate must either have attended Catawba College as a full time student, been employed at Catawba as a full or part time faculty/staff member, including adjunct faculty or Executive–in–residence, or contributed to the success of the College by performing outstanding service as a volunteer.
The candidate, if eligible as a former student, must have completed his/her degree at Catawba College at least ten (10) years immediately preceding the date of induction.
The candidate’s business achievements and contributions to business while at Catawba College or as an alumnus must have been widely recognized over the area served by the College, enhancing the reputation of the College as well as himself or herself.
The candidate must be of good character and reputation and must have been in good standing at the termination of such relationship with the College.
Any candidate who has been selected for induction and cannot attend the induction ceremonies that particular year shall be replaced by an alternate candidate except in the case of illness or obligations of national interest and security, such as military obligations. In this case he/she has the choice of designating someone to accept for him or his name shall be carried over the following year. If he/she cannot attend the second year, his/her name will be reconsidered at a future date. In the event the candidate is deceased, every effort will be made to reach his/her spouse or next-of-kin for the acceptance for him.
Exceptions to above cases will be made only by majority vote of the Business Advisory Board.
ARTICLE VI - Nominations
Members of the Catawba College community shall be informed of the nominating procedure, at minimum, once every two years. Supporting data should accompany all nominations when possible and be submitted at least four months prior to the induction event.
The Vice President for External Relations of the College will have the responsibility for maintaining an up-to-date file of pertinent information about nominees and potential nominees.
ARTICLE VII - Election of Inductees
For election to the Catawba College BUSINESS HALL OF FAME a candidate must receive at least one of the top four (4) point totals in the committee’s voting procedure. The two (2) following vote getters shall be selected as alternates.
The maximum number of candidates who may be inducted into the Catawba College BUSINESS HALL OF FAME in each academic year shall be four, except in the inaugural class. There is no minimum number of candidates who must be inducted.
The committee shall select at least two alternate candidates. These alternates will receive first consideration the following year.
ARTICLE VIII - Adoption and Amendment of By-Laws
The initial by-laws will be adopted by the Business Advisory Board and may be handled by mail or e-mail ballot. These By-Laws may be amended by two-thirds of the members of the Business Advisory Board.
Adopted Sept. 21, 2007