Officially coming into existence in January of 1981, the State Board of
Community Colleges serves as the governing authority for the North Carolina
Community College System. The Board is empowered by the General Statutes to
adopt and implement the policies, regulations and standards necessary for
administering and operating the nationís third largest system of community
colleges. From its creation in 1963 through 1980, the Community College
System operated under the auspices of the State Board of Education.
One hundred and twenty-three persons from Murphy to Manteo have served during the three decades of the State Board's existence. Ten of its twenty-one members are appointed by the Governor, with one member representing each of the six trustee regions and four others serving on an at-large basis. They are joined by four members elected by both the State House of Representatives and the Senate, and by three others who serve as ex-officio members by virtue of position: the Lieutenant Governor, the State Treasurer, and the President of the N4CSGA.
Ms. Hilda Pinnix-Ragland of Cary was elected as Chair of the State Board in 2005 and is now serving her fourth term. Dr. Stuart Fountain was elected as Vice Chair in 2011.
Five standing committees carry out the bulk of the Boardís work: Accountability and Audit, Finance and Capital Needs, Personnel, Policy, and Program Services, with ad hoc committees appointed by the Chair as needed. The Board meets on the third Friday of each month at 9:00 a.m., with the months of June and December reserved for meetings if deemed necessary. The April meeting is combined with the Community Colleges Excellence Event, while the meeting in October is generally held on one of the 58 college campuses within the System. The remaining meetings are held in the State Board Room, located on the first floor of the Caswell Building on West Jones Street in Raleigh.
The State Board of Community Colleges will hold its next meeting Friday, May 17, 2013. The meeting will originate from the Caswell Building of the Community College System Office in Raleigh. Please be sure to check the links below for more information regarding this upcoming meeting.
Questions should be addressed to the State Board Affairs and Foundation Office at 919.807.7147 or by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.