(1) The president shall:
(a) preside at all board meetings. In the event that the president is absent from a board meeting, a president pro-tem shall be elected by members present at the meeting to serve for that meeting;
(b) appoint members to serve on committees as may be created and may serve as ex-officio members of all committees with the exception of the screening panel;
(c) serve as the official representative of the board in its contacts with governmental, civic, business, and other organizations;
(d) retain the right to vote on all matters before the board;
(e) perform such other functions as pertain to the office of the president.