§ 9101 Definitions.
As used in this chapter:
(1) "Board" means the Board of Trustees of the Delaware Technical and Community College.
(2) "Institution" means such institutions of higher learning as may be from time to time established by the Board.
(3) "The College" means the Delaware Technical and Community College.
§ 9102 Board of Trustees — Creation.
There shall be a Board of Trustees of the Delaware Technical and Community College which shall be a state agency.
§ 9103 Board of Trustees — Composition; qualifications; chair; appointment; term; compensation; vacancy; quorum.
(a) The Board shall consist of 7 trustees.
(b) The trustees shall be appointed by the Governor by and with the consent of a majority of the members elected to the Senate.
(c) Six trustees shall be appointed for terms of 3 years each, commencing, in each case, from the date of appointment. The 6 trustees appointed for a term of 3 years shall reside: 1 in the City of Wilmington, 1 in the remainder of New Castle County, 1 in Kent County and 1 in Sussex County. The other 2 members may reside anywhere in the State. The 7th member may reside anywhere in the State; shall serve at the pleasure of the Governor and shall be chair of the Board. The chair may be removed at any time by the Governor and shall serve until removed by the Governor.
(d) No more than 4 trustees shall be members of the same political party.
(e) Each trustee shall be a citizen of the United States, a qualified voter of this State and a resident of this State for at least 3 years preceding that trustee's appointment.
(f) A trustee shall continue to reside in the political subdivision of which the trustee was a resident at the time of that trustee's appointment.
(g) In case of a vacancy on the Board for any reason other than expiration of the term of office, the Governor shall fill such vacancy for the unexpired term by and with the consent of a majority of the members elected to the Senate.
(h) No member of the Board shall receive any compensation for that member's duties except that the member may receive actual travel expenses.
(i) Four members of the Board shall constitute a quorum. A majority of the members present at any meeting and constituting a quorum shall be sufficient for any action by the Board.
§ 9104 Purpose and object.
The purpose of the College shall be to operate or make available public institutions of learning for persons who have graduated from high school or who are unable to attend public high schools.
§ 9105 Powers and duties of Board.
(a) The Board may establish such institutions of learning throughout the State as may be necessary to effectuate the purposes of this chapter.
(b) The Board may contract with the University of Delaware, or with any other institution or organization, so that the University or other institution or organization shall establish or offer a 2-year college parallel program or associate degree program, and the Board shall provide necessary funds to meet the entire cost of the establishment or operation of such program, and shall furnish facilities, equipment and supplies therefor. If the Board shall enter into such a contract with the University of Delaware, the Board of Trustees of the University of Delaware shall have, with respect to such 2-year college parallel program or associate degree program, the same powers which it has with respect to the affairs of the University of Delaware by virtue of its charter or the statutes of this State.
(c) The Board shall have custody of and be responsible for the property of the institutions and shall be responsible for the management and control of said institutions.
(d) For the effectuation of the purposes of this chapter the Board, in addition to such other powers expressly granted to it by this chapter, shall have the following powers:
(1) To select such officers, except the chair, as it may deem desirable, from among its own membership;
(2) To adopt or change the name of the institutions established by it;
(3) To adopt and use a seal;
(4) To sue and be sued;
(5) To determine the educational program of the institutions;
(6) To appoint members of the administrative and teaching staffs of the institutions and to fix their compensation and terms of employment;
(7) To appoint or employ such other officers of the institutions, agents and employees as may be required to carry out this chapter and to fix and determine their qualifications, duties, compensation, terms of office or employment and all other terms and conditions of employment;
(8) To fix schedules of tuition rates and fees for educational services at the institutions;
(9) To grant diplomas, certificates or degrees;
(10) To enter into contracts;
(11) To accept from any government or governmental agency, or from any other public or private body, or from any other source, grants or contributions of money or property (conditional or otherwise) which the Board may use for or in aid of any of its purposes;
(12) To acquire (by gift, purchase, condemnation or otherwise), own, lease, use and operate property, whether real, personal or mixed, or any interest therein, which is necessary or desirable for educational purposes;
(13) To determine that any property owned by the College is no longer necessary for educational purposes and to dispose of the same in such manner and upon such terms and conditions as shall be established by it;
(14) To make and promulgate such rules and regulations, not inconsistent with this chapter, that are necessary and proper for the administration and operation of the institutions and for the conduct of the business of the Board;
(15) To exercise all other powers not inconsistent with this chapter, which may be reasonably necessary or incidental to the establishment, maintenance and operation of higher learning institutions;
(16) To employ such persons as deemed desirable.
§ 9106 Transfer of property.
Within applicable provisions of law, any department or agency of the state government, and any subdivision of the State may sell, give, lease, or otherwise make available any of its property to, or for use by, the Board.
14 Del. C. 1953, § 9106; 55 Del. Laws, c. 374, § 1.;
§ 9107 Donations; misnomer.
Devises, bequests, grants and gifts to the College or any of its institutions shall not be avoided by any misnomer, if the description can be understood with reasonable certainty.
§ 9108 Treasurer's bond.
The treasurer of the Board shall give bond with good and sufficient security to the State in the sum of $10,000, conditioned for the faithful application of all the moneys received. The bond shall be approved by the trustees and shall be deposited in the office of the Secretary of State.
14 Del. C. 1953, § 9108; 55 Del. Laws, c. 374, § 1.;
§ 9109 Aid to needy Delaware students.
(a) There is established a program to provide financial aid to needy Delaware residents who are enrolled or selected as students of the Delaware Technical and Community College to the end that all students from all economic levels should have an opportunity to obtain the technical training needed and that the State should not be denied the benefit of persons who are highly trained in technical areas.
(b) The aid program shall be administered by an officer of the Delaware Technical and Community College who is designated by the president as responsible for the institution's financial aid program.
(c) Each applicant for aid shall provide, on forms supplied by the college, all biographical and financial information needed, together with a parents' financial statement. Financial grants shall not be for any fixed amount per student and grants shall be made available to students who have qualified to matriculate or to continue their courses of study solely upon the basis of economic need. All grants shall be for 1 year or for 1 semester and may be renewed if a qualified student reapplies in the same manner required for an initial request for assistance.
§ 9110 Name of campus in Kent County.
The Kent County campus of the Delaware Technical and Community College shall be named "Charles L. Terry, Jr. Campus."
§ 9111 Name of campus in Sussex County.
The Sussex County campus of the Delaware Technical and Community College shall be named "Jack F. Owens Campus."
§ 9112 Name of campus in Wilmington.
The Wilmington campus of the Delaware Technical and Community College shall be named "Orlando J. George, Jr. Campus."