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Education Code - EDC

TITLE 3. POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION [66000 - 101060]

  ( Title 3 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )

DIVISION 7. COMMUNITY COLLEGES [70900 - 88922]

  ( Division 7 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )

PART 44. BOARD OF GOVERNORS [71000 - 71096]

  ( Part 44 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )

CHAPTER 1. Board of Governors [71000 - 71096]

  ( Chapter 1 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )

ARTICLE 1. Composition and Organization [71000 - 71004]
  ( Article 1 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )

71000.
  

There is in the state government a Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges, consisting of 16 voting members and one nonvoting member, as follows:

(a) Twelve members, each appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of two-thirds of the membership of the Senate to six-year staggered terms. Two of these members shall be current or former elected members of local community college district governing boards.

(b) (1) (A) One voting student member, and one nonvoting student member, who exercise their duties in accordance with the procedure set forth in paragraph (3).

(B) A student member shall be enrolled in a community college with a minimum of five semester units, or its equivalent, at the time of the appointment and throughout the period of his or her term, or until a replacement has been named. A student member shall be enrolled in a community college at least one semester before his or her appointment, and shall meet and maintain the minimum standards of scholarship prescribed for community college students.

(C) Each student member shall be appointed by the Governor from a list of names of at least three eligible persons submitted to the Governor by the student organization recognized by the board of governors.

(2) The term of office of one student member of the board shall commence on July 1 of an even-numbered year, and expire on June 30 two years thereafter. The term of office of the other student member of the board shall commence on July 1 of an odd-numbered year, and expire on June 30 two years thereafter. Notwithstanding paragraph (1), a student member who graduates from his or her college on or after January 1 of the second year of his or her term of office may serve the remainder of the term.

(3) During the first year of a student member’s term, a student member shall be a member of the board and may attend all meetings of the board and its committees. At these meetings, a student member may fully participate in discussion and debate, but shall not vote. During the second year of a student member’s term, a student member may exercise the same right to attend meetings of the board, and its committees, and shall have the same right to vote as the members appointed pursuant to subdivisions (a) and (c).

(4) Notwithstanding paragraph (3), if a student member resigns from office or a vacancy is otherwise created in that office during the second year of a student member’s term, the remaining student member shall immediately assume the office created by the vacancy and all of the participation privileges of the second-year student member, including the right to vote, for the remainder of that term of office.

(c) Two voting tenured faculty members from a community college, who shall be appointed by the Governor for two-year terms. The Governor shall appoint each faculty member from a list of names of at least three eligible persons furnished by the Academic Senate of the California Community Colleges. Each seat designated as a tenured faculty member seat shall be filled by a tenured faculty member from a community college pursuant to this section and Section 71003.

(d) One voting classified employee, who shall be appointed by the Governor for a two-year term. The Governor shall appoint the classified employee member from a list of at least three eligible persons furnished by the exclusive representatives of classified employees of the California Community Colleges.

(Amended by Stats. 2007, Ch. 35, Sec. 1. Effective January 1, 2008.)

71001.
  

(a) Except for the student member and the faculty members, the terms of office of the members of the board appointed by the Governor shall be as follows:

(1) To the terms expiring on January 15, 1990, the Governor shall appoint one person whose term shall expire on January 15, 1994; one current or former trustee whose term shall expire on January 15, 1996; and one other person whose term shall expire on January 15, 1996.

(2) To the terms expiring on January 15, 1991, the Governor shall appoint two persons whose terms shall expire on January 15, 1995; and two persons whose terms shall expire on January 15, 1997.

(3) To the terms expiring on January 15, 1992, the Governor shall appoint one person whose term shall expire on January 15, 1998; one current or former trustee whose term shall expire on January 15, 1998; and one person whose term shall expire on January 15, 1994.

(4) To the terms expiring on January 15, 1993, the Governor shall appoint three persons whose terms shall expire on January 15, 1999.

(5) Commencing January 15, 1993, all terms of office of the members of the board, except the terms of the student member and the faculty members appointed by the Governor, shall be six years.

(b) Each term of office shall commence at the expiration of the preceding term.

(c) A member whose term has expired may, in accordance with Section 1770 to 1780, inclusive, of the Government Code, continue to discharge the duties of the office until his or her successor is appointed by the Governor.

(Repealed and added by Stats. 1989, Ch. 1071, Sec. 3.)

71002.
  

(a) Members of the board shall be selected from outstanding lay citizens of California who have a strong interest in the further development and improvement of the California Community Colleges.

(b) Members of the board, to the greatest extent possible, should be inclusive and representative of the many demographic groups found in California, and the board should reflect diversity of race and gender, and should include, among others, disabled persons and veterans. In furtherance of the mission of the California Community Colleges, a member of the board should embrace the basic role and responsibility of a member of the board to bring his or her own best thinking and personal views to the board’s discussion, determining his or her own position on each issue rather than being bound to represent or advocate for the positions of a particular organization or constituency.

(Amended by Stats. 2014, Ch. 496, Sec. 1. Effective January 1, 2015.)

71003.
  

(a) Except for the student members, the faculty members, and the classified employee member appointed by the Governor, any vacancy in an appointed position on the board shall be filled by appointment by the Governor, subject to confirmation by two-thirds of the membership of the Senate. A vacancy in the office of a student member, a faculty member, or the classified employee member shall be filled by appointment by the Governor.

(b) The appointee to fill a vacancy shall hold office only for the balance of the unexpired term.

(Amended by Stats. 2003, Ch. 860, Sec. 2. Effective January 1, 2004.)

71004.
  

Members of the board shall receive their actual and necessary traveling expenses while on official business. Each member shall also receive one hundred dollars ($100) for each day he or she is attending to official business. The headquarters of the board and the chief executive officer shall be in Sacramento.

(Amended by Stats. 1990, Ch. 1372, Sec. 263.)

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