School officials say the problem is Khashoggi's non-attendance - not the fact that he is jailed awaiting extradition to the United States to face charges involving deals with former Philippine strong man Ferdinand Marcos.

Khashoggi was named a trustee in 1983, attended one meeting, and was reappointed in 1986. His second term expires Friday and university officials say he might not even be aware that he was still on the board.This creates something of a dilemma for the school because Khashoggi donated $5 million to help build what is known as the Adnan Khashoggi Sports and Convocation Center.