22-3-104. Appointment and qualifications of board of trustees. (1) The government and administration of the society are vested in a board of 15 trustees appointed by the governor, by and with the consent of the senate. Three each of the original members of the board shall be appointed for 1-, 2-, 3-, 4-, and 5-year terms. An appointment to replace a member whose term has expired shall be for 5 years. An appointment to replace a member whose term has not expired shall be for the unexpired term.
(2) Trustees shall be appointed because of their special interest in the accomplishment of the purposes of the society, their fitness for discharging these duties, and their willingness to devote time and effort in the public interest. The governor, insofar as possible, shall appoint trustees from the various geographical areas of the state.
(3) Of the 15 trustees, at least one shall be a recognized historian and at least one shall be a recognized archaeologist.
(4) The governor shall appoint these professionals to the board of trustees as vacancies occur.