Position Description for Board of Trustees

To ensure effective community college governance, the Pratt Community College Board of Trustees believes trustees shall:

a. Provide continuing direction for planning, operation and evaluation of all educational programs, services and related college activities consistent with the Vision, Mission, Philosophy, Values and Mid-Range Plan goals. Actively participate and monitor goal setting and direction of the college through participation in strategic planning.

b. Select, monitor, support, evaluate and compensate the CEO/President.

c. Attend at least 75 percent of Board meetings; participate actively and thoughtfully at Board meetings; listen and solicit others’ opinions; keep the organization’s strategic direction in mind when making decisions and encourage the Board to focus on strategic priorities.

d. Oversee effective governance, including trustee recruitment and orientation; participate in and promote Board education and self evaluation; and attends at least one outside educational program each year.

e. Promote and maintain positive external relationships with the community, local business, government, funding sources and other related organizations.

f. Ensure the college is adequately organized and staffed to support the goals and objectives’ and promote positive relationships with the college administration, faculty and staff.

g. Assure the college meets regulatory, accreditation, and legal requirements; approve Board policies and proposed revisions, and endorse administrative policies.

h. Ensure that the college has in place mechanisms for monitoring and evaluating quality, identifying and resolving problems, and identifying opportunities to improve and promote student success.

i. Promote financial viability via budget and financial oversight; annually approve operating, scholarship and capital budgets; and review and approve monthly financial statements.

j. Respect Board confidentiality.

k. Understand the Board’s conflict of interest policy and does not violate it.

l. Express dissenting opinions or votes but publicly support the Board’s final decisions.

New Policy: 02-24-2011

Revision Dates: 

Policy Number: 


Policy Type: 

Board Policy

Adoption Date: 

Monday, January 28, 2013

Review Date: 

Monday, June 15, 2020

Revision Date: 

Monday, February 21, 2011