About the ULA

Mission

The mission of the University Licensee Association (ULA) is to assist public broadcasting stations licensed to colleges and universities in efforts to fulfill individual missions and goals through the sharing of ideas within the association and to speak for the special needs and interests of the licensees during times of national planning and decision-making.

Membership

Membership is open to those public broadcasting entities licensed to colleges and universities. Voting is restricted to dues paying members.

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Association Member Services

Directors

General Managers of member licensees may serve as directors. Each director has one vote.

Executive Board

There are eleven ULA directors elected by the membership as voting members of the Executive Board; the immediate Past Chair will continue as a non-voting member.

Executive Board members will elect from the Executive Board, in each even numbered year, a Chair and a Vice Chair/Chair Elect for the Association to serve one term of two years. The term of office for all Executive board members will be two years. Executive Board members may be re-elected for two additional terms.

Should an opening occur in the positions of Chair or Vice Chair, there will be an election to fill the remainder of the vacant term. The elected member will fill out the vacant term and may serve for two additional terms.

After a two-year hiatus from the Executive Board, a past member is again eligible to be elected to the Board.

It is the responsibility of the Chair, working with the rest of the Executive Board members, to develop agendas for conference calls and other meetings, to post minutes of conference calls, to survey the membership and bring issues to such agendas, and to serve as the primary spokesperson for and to actively promote the Association as the voice of university licensees.

The Vice Chair/Chair Elect is responsible for the financial tracking of the ULA, which includes developing and maintaining the organization's budget and coordinating dues collection. The Vice Chair/Chair Elect becomes the Board Chair upon the end of a Chair's term.

During their terms, the Chair and Vice Chair serve as the ULA's representatives to the Affinity Group Coalition.

Terms of Office and Elections

The term of office for all Executive Board members will be two years. Elections will be held in May of each year; five (5) members will be elected in odd numbered years and six (6) will be elected in even numbered years. Members may be re-elected for two terms. If a position opens on the Executive Board there will be an election to fill the remainder of the vacant term. The elected member will fill out the vacant term and may serve for two additional terms.

The Charter may be amended by a majority vote of the Executive Board.

Dues and Fiduciary Arrangements for ULA

Amount: $250 annually