Community Colleges are invaluable resources in meeting the educational and economic needs of their communities. Each college reflects the standards of excellence the community sets for itself. Responsibility for continued excellence is shared by all who appoint or elect trustees to govern on their behalf.
Effective boards form a cohesive group able to articulate and represent the public interest, establish a climate for learning and monitor the effectiveness of the institution.
Effective boards form a cohesive group able to articulate and represent the public interest, establish a climate for learning and monitor the effectiveness of the institution. Boards of trustees do not do the work of their institutions; they establish standards for that work through the policies they create and approve.
The Leadership Team of the Governing Board
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Serving on a community college governing board can be a rewarding experience but at times quite challenging as well. The roles and responsibilities of governing boards are complex.