Each governing board for a state institution of higher education is hereby authorized to enter into agreements and any other contractual relationships with one or more corporations formed with respect to such state institution of higher education, but only if each such corporation meets the following descriptions:
(1) The president and the president's appointees from the institution shall constitute a majority of the voting corporate directors.
(2) The corporation must be organized as a non-profit, nonstock corporation under the general corporation laws of the state exclusively for charitable, educational or scientific purposes within the meaning of section 501(c) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, to foster and support research at the respective state institution of higher education and to provide evaluation, development, patenting, management and marketing services for inventions of the faculty, staff and students of such state institution of higher education.
(3) The meetings of the corporate directors shall be subject to the provisions of section three, article nine-a, chapter six of this code.
(4) Upon dissolution of the corporation, the assets of the corporation shall be transferred to such entity as the appropriate governing board shall designate for the benefit of the state institution of higher education: Provided, That such recipient shall be an organization operated exclusively for charitable, educational or scientific purposes as shall at such time qualify as an exempt organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2016 Regular Session
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