IDENTIFICATION, SUCCESSION, AUTHORITY AND GENERAL POWERS
C. Authority and General Powers
1. The Board derives its authority from the Community College Act of 1963, as amended from time to time, and as specifically amended by Act 31 - 1985 also known as Public School Code of 1949, the Articles of Agreement between the College and its local sponsor, and the policies, standards, rules and regulations adopted by the State Board of Education, or its successor.
2. The Board shall maintain and exercise general control over the College, keep separate records and minutes, and adopt reasonable policies and rules, bylaws or regulations to effectuate and carry out the provisions of its authority as set forth in the previous paragraph.
3.a. Only actions by the Board in formal session, a quorum being present, shall constitute an act of the Board. Nothing contained herein shall limit the authority of the president or of the treasurer acting under Section 7 of the said Community College Act of 1963, as amended.
3.b. All formal action of the Board of Trustees shall be taken at a public meeting, the minutes of which shall be available to the public after approval by the Board. The Board of Trustees shall in all respects be governed by the provisions of Act No. 175 of 1974, P.L. 486, commonly known as the "Sunshine Law."
4. The Board of Trustees may hold, rent, lease, sell, purchase and improve land, buildings, furnishings, equipment, materials, books and supplies.
5. All contracts requiring action by the Trustees through Board policy shall be entered into and other acts shall be done by the Board of Trustees of the Community College in the name of the Community College. They shall be executed under the signature of the chairperson or vice chairperson of the Board, whose signature shall be attested by the secretary or treasurer of the Board, and shall have affixed thereto the seal of the College. All instruments requiring acknowledgment shall be acknowledged by the chairperson or vice chairperson of the Board of Trustees, or such other person as the Board shall, by formal action, appoint as attorney-in-fact to acknowledge.
6. The Board may receive local, State, and Federal funds to defray the cost of College programs authorized by law and accept both conditional and unconditional gifts, as the case may be, from private persons.
7. The Board may determine entrance requirements; approve curricula subject to minimum standards fixed by the State Board of Education, federal statute or regulations; and/or accreditation standards, and award degrees and certificates.
8. The Board shall make policies providing for the admission, retention, and expulsion of students, the courses of instruction, the tuition and fees to be charged, and for all matters related to the government and administration of the College.
9. The Board shall submit an annual budget for consideration and approval by the local sponsor. It shall be the duty and responsibility of the president of the College to draft, prepare, and submit a proposed budget to the Board of Trustees so that the same may be acted upon by the Board of Trustees, all in accordance with the Articles of Agreement between the College and the local sponsor.
10. The Board may enter into agreements or contracts with any person, firm, or corporation, or with any County, State, Federal, or governmental agencies which are deemed by the Board to be necessary or advisable to the maintenance, and operation of the College.
11. The Board shall appoint and fix the salary of the president of the College. The president shall report directly to the Board.
12. The Board shall select a solicitor to protect the legal interests of the Board and the College and an auditor to conduct required fiscal and operational reviews. Terms and conditions of these appointments shall be as determined by the Board and both positions shall report to the Board.
COMPOSITION OF BOARD, TERMS OF OFFICE, ATTENDANCE, AND EXPENSES
A. Composition of the Board
B. Term of Appointment
E. Trustee Emeritus
OFFICERS, ELECTION OF OFFICERS, AND DUTIES OF OFFICERS
B. Election of Officers
C. Duties of Officers
1. The Chairperson of the Board shall:
a. Preside at all meetings of the Board, including Commencement, and shall be a member ex-officio of all committees, except the nominating committee, and shall be entitled to vote at all meetings of the Board and of all its committees.
b. Appoint all committees and shall designate the Chairperson of such committees, unless otherwise determined by the Board of Trustees.
2. The Vice Chairperson of the Board shall:
a. Perform the duties of the Chairperson in his or her absence and such other duties as the Chairperson may delegate to him or her from time to time.
3. The Secretary of the Board shall:
a. Be responsible for the minutes of all meetings and shall see that they are prepared and submitted to each member of the Board. He or she shall have charge, under the direction of the Board, of all official records and papers belonging to the Board. The Secretary shall also perform such duties as may be assigned from time to time by the Board.
4. The Treasurer of the Board shall:
a. Perform the duties delegated to him or her by the Board, including care and custody of all financial records, cash, stocks, bonds, mortgages, or other securities or investments belonging to the College.
b. Serve as Chairperson of the Board committee addressing finances.
5. The President of the College shall:
a. Be the Chief Executive officer and Chief Administrative officer of the College through whom the Board carries out its programs and exercises its policies. He or she is responsible for the conduct and operation of the College and for the administration and supervision of all its areas of activity.
b. Recommend the appointment, retention, promotion, and/or reassignment by the Board of qualified teaching personnel and other such employees as specified through Board policy to ensure the College’s efficient and effective administration.
c. Recommend the termination of employees for cause, provided those with tenure shall be provided procedural and substantive due process prior to dismissal.
A. Regular Meetings
B. Special Meetings
D. Procedures at Meetings
A. Standing Committees of the Board
B. Special Ad Hoc Committees
Special Ad Hoc Committees may be appointed by the Chairperson from time to time to deal with specific issues or concerns and such committees shall be charged by the Chairperson with appropriate duties and responsibilities.
C. Advisory Committees
The Board of Trustees shall be empowered to create advisory committees to serve at the pleasure of the Board without compensation.
D. Foundation Board
A member of the Board of Trustees will be appointed by the Board chairperson to serve on the Board of Directors for the CCBC Foundation. The chairperson shall also serve on the Foundation Board.
Reports from any standing, ad hoc, or advisory committee that would recommend specific action by the administration of the institution shall be presented and explained to the Board for discussion and action in open session at a regular or special meeting of the Board of Trustees. Upon a motion and second to adopt the recommendations from committee, a majority vote shall be required for adoption.
RECORDS AND REPORTS
C. Staff Reports to the Board of Trustees
D. Public Information
ADOPTION AND AMENDMENT PROCEDURE
A. If any provision of these Bylaws or any application of them shall be found to be contrary to the Community College Act of 1963 as amended or the Articles of Agreement between the College and its local sponsors, then such provision or application shall not be deemed valid and subsisting except to the extent permitted by law, but all other provisions or applications shall continue in full force and effect.