Community College Governance

State System Governing Boards

Community Colleges are Overseen by a Variety of Models in Different States

As discussed in the fall 2018 issue of Trustee Quarterly, community colleges are designed and organized differently throughout the United States. In many states, each college operates independently, or through satellite campuses that constitute a single local community college system, but only four states have no state governing or coordinating boards.

Strategic Planning for Boards

CampusWorks CEO and Board Chair Liz Murphy discusses what community college boards need to know about strategic planning.

Suggestions for Successful Virtual Board Meetings

By Pamila Fisher

COVID-19 has plunged community college governing boards into a world of virtual technology that is new to many board members. With experience, these virtual events will become more successful. Some of the following suggestions may help fast forward that learning curve.

The Future of Public Higher Education Governance (Part 1)

Kim Hunter Reed, Commissioner of Higher Education for the State of Louisiana, Joseph Garcia, Chancellor of the Colorado Community College System, and Sandy Caldwell, Executive Director of the Wyoming Community College Commission discuss the intricacies and future of public higher education governance.

The Future of Public Higher Education Governance (Part 2)

This is part two of a two-part podcast. Commissioner of Higher Education for the State of Louisiana, Joseph Garcia, Chancellor of the Colorado Community College System, and Sandy Caldwell, Executive Director of the Wyoming Community College Commission discuss the intricacies and future of public higher education governance.

Three Principles of Trustee Leadership

Bruce Leslie

Alamo Colleges’ chancellor outlines three key factors that determine whether institutions ‘flourish or fail.'

Trustee Talk, Issue 14: GISS and State Systems

Question:

Why did the Governance Institute for Student Success (GISS) focus on State System Governing Boards in 2018? How are statewide boards different from local college governing boards? How can my board get such training?

Trustee Talk, Issue 16: Tribal Colleges Remain Unique to Preserve Indigenous Culture

Question:

How do Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs) differ from mainstream colleges in the United States?

Trustee Talk, Issue 5: Broadcasting Board Meetings

Question:

My board is considering televising our meetings- what should we take into account before making this decision?

Trusteeship 101

Great community colleges require great governing boards. But what makes a board great? And what does it mean to be an effective trustee? 

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