• Board-President Relationship: 9120

  • Section 9000: Board By-Laws
    Board-President Relationship
    Board Policy: 9120
    Board of Education (BE)
    Approval: 11/6/16

    The most important and sensitive aspect of any Board-president relationship is that of mutual understanding and respect. If this relationship exists, the district's business is accomplished with efficiency and dispatch, generally against a background of public understanding and support. In view of the importance of this vital relationship, the following principles embody a common understanding on the part of the Board and its president-chief executive officer:

    1. Individual prestige or gain will be subordinated to the general welfare of the College;
    2. A clear delineation of functions will exist between the Board and the president;
    3. Differences of opinion between the Board and President are respected, with a willingness to resolve these differences objectively;
    4. The President will keep the board well-informed;
    5. The President and Board will demonstrate mutual support for each other.


    Legal Reference:
    ORS 192.660 (1)(i)
    ORS 341.290