Board of Trustees
The Board of Trustees of College of Marin consists of seven voting members who are chosen at large on a nonpartisan basis in public elections held in odd-numbered years. These members serve four-year terms which are staggered. A non-voting student member of the Board is elected by the student body for a one-year term.
The Board of Trustees, composed of community representatives and responsible to the public, has the authority to appoint President/Superintendent and other administrative personnel, faculty members, and members of the Board in the case of vacancies.
Meetings Schedule (Dates, Agendas, and Minutes)
The Trustees welcome your input. You may send an email to individual members by clicking on the name.
The Board of Trustees affirms the following long-range goals for College of Marin. These goals describe in broad terms the kind of institution the Board wishes to foster.
Institutional Excellence. The Board believes that superior results originate in high aspirations. Therefore, the Board's basic and most important goal for the College is to excel in every activity it undertakes. By so doing, it will achieve a position of local, state and perhaps even national prominence.
Academic Excellence. The College must offer its students rigorous, high-quality curricula including degree and certificate programs in lower division arts and sciences and in vocational and occupational fields; remedial instruction; English as a Second Language instruction; support services which help students succeed at the postsecondary level; adult noncredit education; and community services courses and programs, in keeping with state mandates. Academic excellence in all of the College's curricula and support services is at the core of the College's environment. The curricula must remain current and challenging.
Faculty and Staff Excellence. For the College to excel, it must attract and maintain a faculty and staff of the highest quality, one that functions within an environment of professional development and renewal, and one that focuses on and values the teaching and learning process.
Community Responsiveness. The College must offer broad curricula to meet the needs of students. It must select areas of special interest and need to the communities it serves.
Diversity. The community college is the primary opportunity for people of great diversity to come together for growth and development. The College has an absolute obligation to bring together people of different ages, races, and ethnic backgrounds, male and female, at different levels of development, in an atmosphere of equal opportunity and tolerance.
Fiscal Responsibility. The Board and the Administration must operate the College in a fiscally sound way. Together, they must limit expenditures to those that relate directly to the College’s mission, goals and objectives; maintain a prudent level of reserves; and generate new sources of revenue to supplement state funding allocations.