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Education Code - EDC

TITLE 3. POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION [66000 - 101060]

  ( Title 3 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )

DIVISION 8. CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY [89000 - 90520]

  ( Heading of Division 8 amended by Stats. 1983, Ch. 143, Sec. 87. )

PART 55. CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY [89000 - 90520]

  ( Heading of Part 55 amended by Stats. 1983, Ch. 143, Sec. 88. )

CHAPTER 2. Education Programs [89200 - 89295]

  ( Chapter 2 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )

ARTICLE 7. Kenneth L. Maddy Institute [89260 - 89260.5]
  ( Article 7 added by Stats. 1999, Ch. 593, Sec. 1. )

89260.
  

(a) The Kenneth L. Maddy Institute is hereby established as a part of California State University, Fresno, to be administered by the president of that campus, and organized as a nonprofit organization under Section 501(c)(3) of Title 26 of the United States Code. The Kenneth L. Maddy Institute shall provide training for leadership in government, and shall prepare students and elected officials for public service in the tradition established by The Honorable Kenneth L. Maddy during his more than 25 years of service to the citizens of California.

(b) The Kenneth L. Maddy Institute shall operate under the name “Kenneth L. Maddy Institute” or, when appropriate, under the name “The Maddy Institute.” The Kenneth L. Maddy Institute shall operate through, and be governed by, a board of trustees pursuant to its organization under Section 501(c)(3) of Title 26 of the United States Code. The President of California State University, Fresno, shall be a member of that board of trustees. The board of trustees may establish committees, and delegate authority to those committees, as it deems appropriate.

(c) An executive director shall be responsible for implementing the mission of the institute and supervising its daily operations.

(Amended by Stats. 2003, Ch. 463, Sec. 1. Effective January 1, 2004.)

89260.3.
  

It is the intent of the Legislature that the institute provide public leadership training in two primary areas:

(a) Students nearing completion of the requirements for a bachelor of arts degree or for a master’s degree shall be eligible for internships with local, state, and federal government officials without regard to political party affiliation. The internship experience shall provide students with the opportunity to develop public leadership skills while gaining practical knowledge of the day-to-day operations of government and the political process.

(b) The institute shall develop and sponsor seminars, extension courses, and symposia on topics directly related to public administration in local and state government. The institute shall serve as a nonpartisan training center to provide elected officials with practical, intensive, and convenient instruction in topics such as public finance, staff administration, budget planning, drafting of legislation, and the legislative process. The institute shall issue certificates for completion of course and program modules.

(Added by Stats. 1999, Ch. 593, Sec. 1. Effective October 10, 1999.)

89260.5.
  

Instruction at the institute shall be provided primarily by the California State University, Fresno, supplemented by frequent, in-depth discussions with active and retired appointed and elected public officials, and shall include an oral history element. It is the intent of the Legislature that the institute shall specifically seek to sponsor regular roundtable discussions among experienced elected officials on topics related to public administration, emerging public policy, and legislation in their areas of government service.

(Amended by Stats. 2003, Ch. 463, Sec. 2. Effective January 1, 2004.)

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