BP 2210: Board of Education Officers

The terms of officers shall be for one year. A member of the Board may not serve as chair for more than two years in succession.

The duties of the Chair of the Board of Education are: 

  • Assist the President in establishing the agenda for regular Board meetings;
  • Call special or emergency meetings when required;
  • Preside at all meetings of the Board and enforce the rules of order;
  • Sign the minutes and other official documents that require the signature of the Chair;
  • Represent the College and the Board at official functions, unless this duty is delegated by the Chair of the Board to another Board member;
  • Appoint all committees unless otherwise ordered by the Board;
  • Have the right to discuss issues and vote;
  • Serve as the official spokesperson for the board; and
  • Perform other duties as may be prescribed by law or by action of the Board.

In the absence, incapacitation or death of the Chair, the Vice Chair will perform the duties of Chair and when so acting, will have the Chair's powers. The Vice Chair will perform other functions as designated by the Board.

In the absence of both Chair and Vice Chair, the immediate past Chair or Vice Chair in service present at the meeting will preside. If no past Chair or Vice Chair is present, the board will determine through majority vote, taken by the clerk of the board, which member shall conduct the meeting.

The Board of Education does not have an official system of rotation of officers; it elects the officers each year from among all its members. 

Adopted: 11/9/16

Revised: 12/15/21

References: ORS 341.283