Pennsylvania Statutes Title 15 Pa.C.S.A. Corporations and Unincorporated Associations § 5725. Selection of directors
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(a) General rule.--Except as otherwise provided in this section, directors of a nonprofit corporation, other than those constituting the first board of directors, shall be elected by the members.
(b) Other methods.--If a bylaw adopted by the members so provides, directors may be elected, appointed, designated or otherwise selected by the person or persons or by the method or methods as shall be fixed by, or in the manner provided in, the bylaw, and the directors may be classified as to the members who exercise the power to select directors.
(c) Vacancies.--Except as otherwise provided in the bylaws:
(1) Vacancies in the board of directors, including vacancies resulting from an increase in the number of directors, may be filled by a majority of the remaining members of the board though less than a quorum, or by a sole remaining director, and each person so selected shall be a director to serve for the balance of the unexpired term unless otherwise restricted in the bylaws.
(2) When one or more directors resign from the board effective at a future date, the directors then in office, including those who have so resigned, shall have power by the applicable vote to fill the vacancies, the vote thereon to take effect when the resignations become effective.
(3) In the case of a corporation having a board of directors classified in respect of the time for which directors shall severally hold office, any director chosen to fill a vacancy, including a vacancy resulting from an increase in the number of directors, shall hold office until the next election of the class for which the director has been chosen and until a successor has been selected and qualified or until the director's earlier death, resignation or removal.
(d) Alternate directors.--If the bylaws so provide, a person or group of persons entitled to elect, appoint, designate or otherwise select one or more directors may select an alternate for each director. In the absence of a director from a meeting of the board, the director's alternate may, in the manner and upon the notice, if any, as may be provided in the bylaws, attend the meeting or execute a consent in record form and exercise at the meeting or in the consent, the powers of the absent director as may be specified by, or in the manner provided in, the bylaws. When so exercising the powers of the absent director, the alternate shall be subject in all respects to the provisions of this subpart relating to directors.
(e) Nomination of directors.--Unless otherwise provided in the bylaws, directors shall be nominated by a nominating committee or from the floor.
(f) Cross reference.--See the definition of “member” in section 5103 (relating to definitions).
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