La Sierra University constituents were scheduled to vote today on proposed bylaw changes that would weaken the Seventh-day Adventist Church's influence on the school, but due to concerns about the location of the meeting, it was turned into an informational meeting. No official votes took place. The meeting had originally been scheduled for 1 p.m. at the Pacific Union Conference office today, but the bylaws state constituency meetings "shall be held on the campus of the University."
A new date for the special constituency meeting was not given, but it must occur prior to June 19, when the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) meets.
Correction: Sentence corrected to reflect the actual language of the bylaws regarding the location of regular and special meetings. Here is the relevant section from La Sierra University bylaws:
Section 5.4 Constituent Membership Meetings: Constituent Membership meetings shall be held on the campus of the University not less frequently than in alternate academic years. Notice of such regular or special meetings shall be given in writing by:
a. Mail sent not less than thirty (30) days nor more than ninety (90) days prior to the date of such meeting and shall be effective when mailed, postage prepaid, to the last known address of the constituent member, according to a list of constituent members certified by the secretary of the Board of Trustees; and
b. Publication in the Pacific Union Recorder not less than thirty (30) days nor more than ninety (90) days prior to the date of the meeting.