Board of Trustees
Board of Trustees
The Board of Trustees of Montgomery College is the institution's legal governing body and is comprised of community individuals who are appointed by the governor.

The Board of Trustees of Montgomery College is the institution's legal governing body and is comprised of community individuals who are appointed by the governor. The Board derives its authority from Title 16 of the Education Article of the Annotated Code of the Public General Laws of Maryland, which provides the legal basis for the control and administration of Maryland's community colleges. The Board conducts its meetings in accordance with the Maryland Open Meetings Act using the Robert's Rules of Order for the parliamentary procedure of meetings. 

The Board of Trustees exercises general control over the College. It is empowered to establish the salaries and tenure of the president, faculty, and other employees; to acquire and dispose of property; to arrange for cooperative use of facilities with the Board of Education; to apply for and receive gifts and grants; to establish entrance requirements and approve offerings consisting of two-year transfer programs, career/technical programs, and continuing education programs; to set student tuition and fees; to sue and be sued; and to solicit bids and make contracts. The Board is also authorized to enter into collective bargaining agreements with duly elected bargaining agents of College faculty and staff.

The Board consists of 10 members, all of whom (except the student member, who is appointed to a one-year term) are appointed to staggered six-year terms. All Board members have full voting rights. The College president serves as Secretary-Treasurer of the Board.

A Nominating Committee of five Montgomery County residents appointed by the county executive (two persons), the county council (two persons), and the Montgomery College Alumni Association (one person) solicits recommendations to fill vacancies on the Board of Trustees. The Committee forwards the names of at least two, but not more than four selected candidates for each vacancy to the Governor, who appoints members to the Board of Trustees with the advice and consent of the Senate, except for the student member.

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Board of Trustee Meetings

Complete schedule and archived agendas, resolutions and meetings

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About Our Board

Photos and biographies of members of the Board of Trustees

Resource LInks

Board Perspectives and Annual Reports, as well as state and county informational sites.

Monthly Outlook

A newsletter highlighting topics to be covered during the monthly Board of Trustees public meetings, a specific data focus each month, and updates on MC's strategic plan, MC2020.

Conference Presentations

Association of Community College Trustees Leadership Congress Presentations

"Envisioning the Future"

The Board of Trustees September 2016 effort to prepare for the future of MC through development and alignment of key foundational themes

Board Position Statements

Board statements on major social issues that impact the College community

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