Board of Trustees of Cowley County Community College is by
law the corporate body with authority for organizing, controlling, policy making,
and the levying of taxes to support the institution. The primary responsibilities
of the Board of Trustees are to appoint the President of the College, provide
guidelines for the operation of the institution, and evaluate the effectiveness
of the institution in fulfilling its mission. Trustees have the authorities granted
by law only when acting as a Board legally in session. In fulfilling his/her
responsibilities as a Board member, each Trustee shall:
Strive to understand the concept of community based
education and the unique role of community colleges in serving the
needs of its constituents through attendance at state and national
meetings, review of appropriate literature, and participation in the
Association of Community College Trustees.
Strive to understand the Kansas system of community
colleges through attendance at appropriate state meetings, review of
legislation and regulations, and participation in the Kansas Association
of Community Colleges.
Strive to be informed about the student body, the staff,
the programs, and the services of the institution, through attendance
at College activities, campus visitation, and review of administrative
Develop and adopt policies and procedures for the efficient
administration and operation of the institution.
Determine the educational programs and services of the
College and evaluate their impact on the College service area.
Appoint upon nomination of the President members of
the administrative and instructional staff, define their duties, and
fix their compensation and terms of employment.
Review the Board Agenda and other reports, attend Board
meetings, and participate in the conduct of the business of the institution.
Participate in the development of a budget to support
the programs of the institution, and establish tuition, fees, and mill
levies to fund the budget.
Support the administration and staff of the institution
in fulfilling their responsibilities by providing two-way communication
with the voters and taxpayers of the district.
Serve on committees, represent the Board in specific
assignments, and otherwise function to make the Board more efficient
Adopted January 15, 1979
Reviewed July 11, 1989
Revised June 19, 2000
Reviewed July 21, 2003