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[[handwritten in the upper right margin]] Nov. 5, 1969 X [[/handwritten in the upper right margin]] [[centered on page]] [[underlined]] Duties of the Chancellor and Executive Committee (Permanent Committee) [[/underlined]] [[/centered on page]] The Chancellor serves as the official and ceremonial representative of the Institution, periodically presiding at or addressing various ceremonies, including openings of major exhibitions, scholarly symposia, and other significant public events. The Chancellor serves as presiding officer and traditionally serves also on the Permanent Committee. The Executive Committee by law is composed of three Regents elected by the Board of Regents. The members are Dr. Haskins [[handwritten check mark under "Haskins"]], Chairman (ad interim), Senator Clinton P. Anderson, and one vacancy. The so-called meetings of the Executive Committee are in fact meetings of the Permanent Committee. The Permanent Committee was created by the Regents in 1894 by resolution of the Board, not by law, and at that time consisted of the Executive Committee plus the Secretary. In 1927, the Board of Regents increased the membership of the permanent Committee to six by the addition of two other members of the Board of Regents to be elected by the Board. Since 1954 the attendance at the Executive Committee (Permanent Committee) meetings has consisted of the three members of the Executive Committee, the Chancellor, and the Secretary.
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