Committee Roles & Responsibilities
With the exception of the Executive Committee, all committee members shall be appointed by the President and shall serve at his or her pleasure. The standing committees of the board are Executive, Finance, Audit, and Governance and Nominations. All standing committee meetings and actions of the board will be in compliance with the Brown Act.
The Executive Committee shall consist of seven members including the President, Vice President, Treasurer, Chair of the Governance and Nominations Committee, and three additional board members appointed by the President. The Superintendent/President, the Vice President of Business and Administrative Services, and the College Vice President of the Office of Institutional Advancement serve as advisors to the committee.
Subject to such limitations as may be imposed by the board, the Executive Committee shall be possessed of all of the powers of the board, except those that the California Nonprofit Public Benefit Corporation Law, Nonprofit Integrity Act, and all applicable laws, specifically reserved to the full board. Members of the Executive Committee should be willing to serve as board officers as vacancies arise. For more information, read the Foundation Bylaws.
The Audit Committee shall consist of a minimum of five board members. One Member of the Finance Committee shall serve as non-voting member of the Audit Committee.
The Audit Committee shall be responsible for approving the selection of the independent auditor of the Foundation. Subject to supervision by the board, the Audit Committee shall be responsible for recommending to the Board the retention or termination of the independent auditor and the compensation due that auditor. The Audit Committee shall confer with the auditor to review the annual audit. The Audit Committee acts to either accept the audit or recommend action based on the report. For more information, read the Foundation Bylaws.
The Finance Committee shall consist of at least five members, one of whom shall be the Treasurer. The College Vice President of the Office of Institutional Advancement and the Vice President of Business and Administrative Services shall serve as advisors. Committee members should be willing to serve as committee chair when a vacancy arises.
This committee shall oversee all financial, planned giving, and investment activities of the Foundation. The Finance Committee shall develop fiscal policies and procedures for approval by the board, including the official presentation of the annual budget. The Finance Committee’s actions shall conform to the Nonprofit Integrity Act and all applicable laws. For more information, read the Foundation Bylaws.
Governance and Nominations Committee
The membership of the Governance and Nominations Committee shall consist of at least five board members and the College Vice President of the Office of Institutional Advancement who serves an advisor. Committee members should be willing to serve as committee chair when a vacancy arises.
The Governance and Nominations Committee is responsible for identifying and evaluating prospective members of the board. The board will follow the Candidate Selection Process striving for equity and inclusion. The committee shall recommend candidates to the Executive Committee. The Executive Committee shall vote by majority to send this candidate to the full board for election. For more information, read the Foundation Bylaws.
Ad hoc Committee(s)
The Board President may, by action, establish ad hoc committees that he or she determines are necessary to assist the board in its responsibilities. Any ad hoc committee established by board action shall be composed solely of less than a quorum of members of the board and shall be advisory to the board.
Board committees that are only advisory have no authority or power to act on behalf of the board. Findings or recommendations from these ad hoc committees shall be reported to the board for consideration. Ad hoc advisory committees are not required to comply with the Brown Act or with board policies regarding open meetings.