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Role of the Chair

The Chair shall:

  1. Preside at all meetings of the Board.
  2. Execute on behalf of the Board all documents authorized by the Board.
  3. Advise and assist all Board members.
  4. Maintain a positive, respectful working relationship with the President of Highline College.
  5. Develop and collaborate with the Board on yearly goals for the President.
  6. Develop in collaboration with each Trustee yearly Board goals.
  7. Issue Board Self-Evaluation requests in June (outgoing chair). Collect Board Self-Evaluation responses in July (incoming chair).
  8. The Chair only represents Board actions and not personal views.
  9. The Chair derives his or her governance authority and policy role as specifically delegated by the Board and has no legal authority as an individual to otherwise act on behalf of the Board.
  10. The Chair acts as Board liaison with the President and is the spokesperson for the Board.
  11. The Chair shall lead yearly President and Board self-evaluations in cooperation with and full participation by of all Board members.
  12. The Chair appointment shall serve a term of be for one year commencing in July of each year. The office of Chair shall rotate consecutively through each sitting Board member under guidelines of Board practices.
  13. Subject to Board approval, the Chair or the Chair’s designee, in collaboration with the Board, shall be the primary representative in leading negotiations during the President’s contract review and renewal process.

Reviewed and updated, January 18, 2018
Chair, Debrena Jackson Gandy
Vice Chair, Bob Roegner
Member, Dan Altmayer
Member, Fred Mendoza
Member, Sili Savusa

Highline College Board of Trustees


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