GOVERNANCE OF COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT
No. 1, PENINSULA COLLEGE
The District No. 1 Board of Trustees is established by RCW 28B.50.100 as the responsible legal entity for the district and is charged under the provisions of the Community College Act of 1967 with making provision for the orderly administration and management of the College within its District. In fulfilling the responsibilities of this charge, the Board is organized and will exercise powers by statute contained in the Community College Act of 1967.
Appointment and Composition of the Board
The Board consists of five Trustees appointed by the governor of the State of Washington in accordance with RCW 28B.50.100.
Tenure of Trustees
Trustees are appointed for a period of five years, except that any person appointed to fill a vacancy occurring prior to the expiration of any term, is appointed only for the remainder of that term, (RCW 28B.50).
Qualifications of Trustees
Each Trustee must be a resident and qualified elector of the Community College District, (RCW 28B.50.100).
No Trustee may be an employee of the community college system, a member of the Board of Directors of any school district, a member of the governing board of any public or private educational institution, or an elected officer or member of the legislative authority of any municipal corporation (RCW 28B.50.100).
Election of Board Officers
A Chair and Vice Chair shall be elected annually during the regular October board meeting. Officers shall serve for a period of one year, until the following regular October meeting of the board. If an elected Board officer is unable to continue to serve in that capacity for any reason, the Board shall elect a replacement at its next regular meeting. If, for any reason, elections cannot be conducted in October, the officers shall continue to serve until such time as elections can be completed.
Three Trustees shall constitute a quorum, and no action shall be considered or approved unless voted on by a majority of the Board.
The President of Peninsula College shall serve as Secretary of the Board (RCW 28B.50.130). In the absence of the President, the Vice President for Educational Services shall serve as Secretary. The Secretary may appoint another District staff member to act as recording Secretary for all regular and special meetings of the Board.