4.9 Board Committee Structure

In recognition of its fiduciary responsibilities to taxpayers and governance functions, the Board may act as a committee of the Whole. The Board may also establish Board Committees on topical areas to gather information, report to the full board, and respond to the will of the Board, regardless of whether Board members sit on the committee. Unless otherwise specified, the Chancellor, or his/her staff designee, will serve as a non-voting member of and staff liaison to each committee.

To ensure that appropriate and regular attention and review is given to key areas of the Board's responsibilities, the Board President shall appoint board members in January of each year, or as soon as possible thereafter to serve in the following roles: 

  1. Two ex-officio members to the Maricopa Community Colleges Foundation Board. 
  2. Two members to the Chancellor's Audit and Finance Committee, one serving as vice-chair. 
  3. Three members to the Chancellor's Public Affairs Committee, one serving as chair. 
  4. A member to the Strategic Planning Steering Team.
  5. A Board Policy Chair. 
  6. A Chancellor's Evaluation Process Chair. 

Additional appointments may be made as necessary by the Board President in consultation with the Chancellor. As task forces or committees are formed, the Chancellor and Board President will determine the appropriateness of Board representation on the task force or committee, consistent with shared governance principles. The Board President also has authority to remove members at any point in time. Board members serve as non-ranking contributing members and acknowledge that only the Board as a whole has the authority and power to act. 


AMENDED, at the September 26, 2023 Governing Board Meeting
APPROVED February 26, 2019, Motion No. 10598
APPROVED January 23, 2018, Motion No. 10542 
AMENDED October 28, 2014, Motion No. 10237
AMENDED June 24, 2014, Motion No. 10200, 10201, 10202
AMENDED February 22, 2011, Motion No. 9781, 9782