Southwestern College

Board of Trustees 2016-17 Priorities

The following Board Priorities and Tasks provide direction for the Board and CEO for the coming year, inform Board meeting agenda and workshop planning, and support the District’s Strategic Priorities. Progress on the Board Priorities and Tasks will be assessed at the 2017 Board Self-Evaluation.


Hire and establish a strong working relationship with a new permanent Superintendent/President.

Related Tasks:

  • Operating as a Board, work with the CEO Search consultant to identify selection criteria; oversee the recruitment, screening and interview processes; and select and hire the new S/P by January 2017.
  • Ensure that there is a process for orienting and providing support for the new S/P.
  • Work effectively with the Interim S/P to ensure progress continues toward college goals and priorities.


Perform Board roles related to Accreditation to ensure full accreditation.

Related Tasks:

  • Address Recommendation 15 related to board policy and roles.
  • Monitor that gaps identified in the self-study are addressed and remedied.
  • Expect that systems and operations be institutionalized that foster a culture of continuous improvement.


Continue to focus on and monitor student success, with particular attention to managing enrollment to maximize resources.

Related Tasks:

  • Expect and discuss a comprehensive enrollment management plan that identifies enrollment targets and related strategies to address declines in enrollment that impact budgets.


Foster a climate of respect, trust and openness. Expect that College systems reflect and support a culture of fairness, equity, and inclusion.

Related Tasks:

  • Refine, publicize and model board values related to respect, trust, and openness.
  • Expect and discuss an assessment of human resources policies and practices to ensure they are fair and equitable.

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Last updated: 10/4/2016 12:10:31 PM