UM Regents to Hold Special Meeting

A special meeting of the University of Michigan board of regents has been called for Tuesday, Feb. 21 at 8 a.m. to consider the need for emergency action as permitted by regents bylaw 1.01, according to UM spokesman Rick Fitzgerald. No information was given regarding the topic of the action.

The bylaw states: ”Emergency action may be taken by the board between meetings if and when any matter arises which, in the opinion of the president, or any three members of the board, requires official action by the board prior to the next meeting. An affirmative vote by telephone, email, or facsimile from five members is required for action.”

The meeting is open to the public in the boardroom of the Fleming administration building, but regents will participate via phone, according to an email from Fitzgerald that was sent at 11 p.m. on Monday night, about nine hours before the meeting is supposed to take place. From Fitzgerald’s email it’s not clear if UM met the Michigan Open Meetings Act requirement to post a notice of a special meeting at least 18 hours before it takes place.