TSAC Bylaws


(Adopted by the TSAC Board of Directors on September 28, 2006)


The name of the Corporation shall be the Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation.


The principal office of the Corporation shall be maintained in Nashville-Davidson



The purpose of the Corporation shall be to administer State supported programs of student

financial aid in conformity with Acts of the Tennessee General Assembly and applicable Federal laws and

regulations and to perform such other duties as may from time to time be required by the General Assembly

or the Governor of Tennessee.


A. The Corporation shall be governed by a board of directors as prescribed by the General Assembly.

B. Directors authorized to do so by the General Assembly may designate an alternate representative and

delegate to the alternate full authority to vote on or participate in any corporate business. Provided,

however, that no alternate may serve beyond the term of the designating director. Further provided,

that any director who chooses to terminate his designation of an alternate or to designate another

individual shall file notices in writing with the chairman of the board of directors, the executive

director of the Corporation, and the Secretary of State, at least ten (10) days prior to the next scheduled

board meeting.

C. Each director shall be entitled to cast one vote on any business coming before the board.

D. Directors shall serve without remuneration, but shall be entitled to reimbursement for expenses

incurred in attending meetings of the board of directors. Expenses for attending meetings shall be paid

in conformity with regulations governing travel expenses of state officials.


A. The Corporation's officers shall consist of a Chairman, Vice-Chairman, Secretary, and Treasurer, each

elected by the directors of the Corporation from among their own number.

B. The term of office of all officers shall be one (1) year with elections to be held at the annual meeting.

Provided, however, that each officer shall serve until a successor has been duly elected. In the event of

an officer's death, resignation, or cessation of membership on the board of directors before the

expiration of the term for which he was elected, a special election shall be held at the next board

meeting to fill the remaining portion of the unexpired term.

C. The Chairman shall preside at all meetings of the board of directors and shall perform such other duties

as pertain to the office. The Chairman shall be an ex-officio member of all committees of the


D. The Vice-Chairman shall, in the absence of the Chairman, preside at meetings of the board of directors

and shall perform such other duties as may be required by the Chairman.

E. The Secretary shall in the absence of the Chairman and Vice-Chairman preside at meetings of the

board of directors. Under the direction of the Secretary, minutes shall be kept of all meetings of the

board. Copies of the minutes of each meeting shall be mailed at the direction of the Secretary to the

other members of the board promptly after such meeting is held, and the minutes shall be read (unless

such reading is waived on motion) and approved at the next succeeding meeting of the board of

directors as one of the first items of business.

F. The board of directors may employ an Executive Director who shall represent the Corporation between

board meetings and shall conduct the business of the Corporation in conformity with the Bylaws and

the Rules and Regulations established by the board of directors and by applicable Federal and State

laws and regulations. The Executive Director shall hire, supervise, and dismiss such other personnel as

may be employed by the Corporation, in conformity with the regulations, policies, and procedures of

the Tennessee Department of Personnel and budgetary policies of the Tennessee Department of

Finance and Administration. The Executive Director is authorized to approve the disbursement of

funds for administrative purposes and for program operations. The Executive Director shall endorse all

student loan notes insured by the Corporation and is authorized to execute contracts on behalf of the

Corporation. The disbursement and contracting functions shall be exercised in conformity with

policies and procedures of the Tennessee Department of General Services, the Tennessee Department

of Finance and Administration, and applicable acts of the General Assembly. The Executive Director

shall be the Corporation's registered agent pursuant to the Tennessee General Corporation Act and

shall be so designated and registered with the Secretary of State. The Executive Director shall prepare

an annual report of the activities and finances of the Corporation and shall distribute same to members

of the board of directors, lenders participating in the programs of the Corporation, and other persons

expressing an interest in the Corporation.


A. The board of directors shall meet at least once each fiscal year during the month of September, and

may meet at such other times as the Chairman may designate. Notice of meetings shall be in writing

and mailed to each member at least ten (10) days prior to the meeting and shall state the date, time,

place and subject matter of the meeting.

B. An agendum for each meeting of the board of directors shall be prepared by the Executive Director

with the approval of the Chairman setting forth in outline, each matter of business to be conducted at

the meeting. Such agendum shall be mailed to the directors at least ten (10) days before each meeting.

Matters not on the agendum can be considered if approved by two-thirds vote of those present.

C. The Secretary may call a meeting, if said Secretary receives the request in writing of at least three (3)

directors to call such meeting on at least five (5) days written notice setting forth the time, place, and

purpose of the meeting.

D. A quorum of the board of directors shall consist of six (6) members. All action of the board shall be by

vote of the majority of those members present and voting. No proxies or mail absentee voting shall be



There may be committees of the board appointed by the Chairman from among its

members. Such committees shall make recommendations to the board of directors but shall have no power to

act upon its behalf.


The rules contained in the most recent edition of Robert’s Rules of Order shall govern the activities of the board

of directors in all cases to which they are applicable and in which they are not inconsistent with these Bylaws,

applicable Acts of the Tennessee General Assembly, and any special rules of order the board may choose to adopt.


These Bylaws may be amended when a majority of the board of directors

has voted for any proposed changes, additions, or deletions at two successive meetings.