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Board member dismissed

Director Mackenzie Dixon, Sci ’11, was dismissed from his post on the AMS Board of Directors, because of his lack of compliance with AMS policy, Alex Lawrence, chair of the Board of Directors, said.

“Commitment and attendance are vital to the Board’s ability to function in the best interest of all students,” he told the Journal via email. “The Director was removed from the Board of Directors in accordance with absenteeism policy found in AMS Inc. By-Law 3.02.05 (ii).”

According to By-Law 3.02.05 (ii), when a director misses three consecutive or four meetings in total over the course of one fiscal year. Unless there are extraordinary and unavoidable mitigating factors for the absenteeism, the matter is brought to the attention of the Board whose members must vote whether or not to keep the director in office.

“While this is very unfortunate, every accommodation possible was pursued until we were obligated to abide by the AMS By-Laws.”

Lawrence said the position will be filled in the near future.

“The Board of Directors will be filling the vacancy by appointing a replacement until the Corporate Annual General Meeting in accordance with AMS Inc. By-Law 3.03.02. Any vacancy is filled according to policy,” he said.

Clare Clancy

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