Community college boards will have their policies and roles defined someplace in their organizational structure. To prepare and answer this question, research the community college board of trustees for Santa Barbara City College to determine how the board is made up and how they are appointed or elected. You will need to examine what role the board plays and what is the structure of it.
In your answer, describe the relationship between your institution(Santa Barbara City College) and the governing board.
- Is there an understanding and respect for the difference in the roles between the CEO and the board?
- Do the board and the CEO share a common vision on the direction the college should go in? Is that direction also shared by college constituent groups?
- Do communications between the board and the CEO appear positive? Do all members of the board communicate well with the board and each other?
Reminder: Length does not equal strength. Effective posts are brief and to the point. Consider your post to be an executive brief and keep it under 500 words, if possible.