The educational system within the San Diego Community College District has been developed
to serve the needs of the citizens of the community. To improve communication among
the Board of Trustees, the educational establishment, and the citizens, the Board
established a Trustee Advisory Council (TAC).
The function of the Trustee Advisory Council is advisory, to assist in improving communication
between the Board of Trustees and the community, including the educational establishment,
and to serve as advocates to the community, the citizens, and decision-makers so as
to ensure that the
District’s educational programs and services meet the needs of the community and the
citizenry to be served.
Its purpose is twofold: (1) to advise the Board on community attitudes, opportunities,
and needs; (2)
to advise individual Board members on whether the programs are meeting the needs of
The council consists of no less than fifteen (15) nor, no more than thirty-five (35)
members. Interested persons, who are not employees of the District, who possess a
desire and ability to work with others for the general good and welfare of the community,
and are willing to uphold the basic policies and abide by the Council Policies and
Bylaws, may be nominated for council membership. Each voting member of the Board of
Trustees may nominate up to seven (7) members to the Trustee Advisory Council. All
appointments shall be made at a regular or special meeting of the Board of Trustees.
Authority of the Council
The authority of the council may only be exercised as a council and only at such meetings
or executive sessions as duly and legally constituted. Individual members, acting
in their individual capacities, have no authority to commit the council to any course
of action or recommendation.
The council acts in a purely counseling and advisory capacity and its findings and
recommendations are not binding on the Board.
Term of Office
Council members serve at the discretion of the Board of Trustees. Upon appointment,
a council member shall serve continuously until his/her appointment is rescinded by
the Board of Trustees or until the nominating Board member’s term on the Board of
Frequency of Meetings
The Trustee Advisory Council will meet twice each academic year at dates and times
to be set by
the Board of Trustees. The Board may cancel any meetings of the TAC with at least
24 hours notice. The District Office works in conjunction with campuses to coordinate
locations and logistics for
Reference: Procedure 1020.
Trustee Advisory Council
Ricardo A. Flores
Evonne Seron Schulze