The governing body of the College shall be a council of 15 members. Its membership shall typically include officers of the College, both lay and academic, co-opted members, elected staff members, and student representatives.
The council shall have a lay (external) majority of about one-third of the total membership.
A significant proportion of the lay majority shall be brought on to the Council through a nomination committee process to ensure expertise in areas such as finance, property management, legal matters and human resource management
CHAIRMAN OF THE COUNCIL
There shall be a Chairman of the Council (an external member) appointed by the Council in accordance with the provisions of this Statute:
- The Chairman shall take precedence over all other members of the College. He/She shall preside over any ceremony of the College at which he/she is present and may also preside over any other meetings of the College at which he/she is present. He/She shall be furnished with copies of minutes of Council and the Academic Board in addition to other publications of the College.
- The Chairman shall appoint a Visiting Committee to inspect the work of the College at anytime at least once in every five years.
- The Chairman shall make representation to the Council on matters relevant to the aims of the College.
- In the absence of the Chairman of Council from any meeting of Council, Council shall elect from among the academic board appointees one person to preside over the meeting.
MEMBERSHIP OF THE COUNCIL
- Mr. K. Asante-Asare (The CEO and Founder) – Chairman
- Dr. Emmanuel A. Asante (Research Scientist, UK) – President
- Prof. Rudith King (Research Fellow, KNUST) – Member
- Mrs. Doris Bramson (Educationist) – Member
- Mr. Emmanuel Ansah (Industrial/Yacht Designer) – Member in attendance
- Dr. Kafui Agyeman (Lecturer, KNUST) – Member
- (Asst. Registrar) – Member/Secretary
- Finance Officer – Member
- Convocation Representative – Member
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE COUNCIL
Without prejudice to the generality of the powers of Council as provided by these Statutes, their powers and functions shall include the following:
- Selling, buying, exchanging, leasing and accepting leases of property for the College.
- Borrowing money on behalf of the College on security of the property of the College.
- Entering into, carrying out, varying and cancelling contracts generally.
- Controlling the finances of the College and finally determining any questions on finance arising out of the administration or the execution of its policy or in the execution of any trust.
- Submitting to the Council an annual report on the activities of the College during that year.
- Assuming responsibility for all measures necessary or desirable for the conservation or augmentation of the resources of the College and, for this purpose , specifying any matter affecting the income or expenditure of the College in respect of which the consent of council shall be obtained before action is taken or liability incurred.
In furtherance of the above, Council shall:
- Determine the allocation of all funds at the disposal of the College.
- Determine annually the expenditure necessary for the development of the College.
- Prescribe the manner and form in which Units of the College shall submit accounts or estimates of income and expenditure.
- Have the power to confer the title of Emeritus Professor, Honorary Professor or Honorary Lecturer or other Academic titles on the recommendation of the Academic Board.
MEETINGS OF THE COUNCIL
In addition to the provisions of these statutes, notice of any meeting of council and the business to be transacted shall be given in writing or electronically emailed or sent to each member of Council by the Registrar no later than ten days before the date fixed for the meeting.
- Notices and documents required for the purpose of meetings, in accordance with the Act and these Statutes, may be given or sent personally, posted or by electronic means. Where a notice or a document is sent by registered post, this act shall be deemed to have been properly effected at the time when such a document would in the ordinary course be delivered.
- Council may, on the recommendation of the Academic Board, establish offices as it deems fit and appoint officers to occupy them.
- The duties, remuneration, terms and conditions of service of the appointee to any such office shall be determined by Council.
COMMITTEES OF COUNCIL
The Council shall have the following Committees:
- Audit (whose membership shall not include members of the Finance and General Purposes Committee or employees of the College.
- Finance and General Purposes.
- Physical Development (which shall also be responsible for maintenance of the College estate and gardens).
The Finance and General Purposes Committee shall have sub-committees on investments, procurement and social security.
The Physical Development Committee shall have a tender sub-committee. Both Committees shall be chaired by lay members.