Public Community College Governing Boards: Structure and Composition (2014)
A must-read report for anyone researching the structure and composition of public community and technical college governing boards. A small sample of findings:
- 36 states have local community or technical college governing or advisory boards.
- in 11 states, the community and technical colleges are solely governed by a statewide governing or coordinating board. Of these, four are exclusively community college statewide boards and seven are statewide higher education boards whose scopes extend beyond community colleges.
- 25 states have a state-level community college governing board. In 15 states, the board has governance oversight for community and/or technical colleges, while in seven states the board has a coordinating responsibility and in three states the board has an advisory role.
The report details individual findings for each state, along with overviews of structures and compositions.