109 | Community Relations

The Board of Trustees derives its authority from the community and the State of Michigan, and it therefore must act on behalf of, and be accountable to, all of its constituents.

The Board of Trustees forms a vital link between the College and the community, facilitating communication on behalf of the College’s interests.

At officially convened Board meetings, the Board shall consider comments and requests from citizens or organizations on matters of policy and administration. The Chair of the Board of Trustees speaks on behalf of the Board, including interactions with the public, press, or other entities.

The Board of Trustees shall create a proper public image in accord with the philosophy, mission and goals of the college; shall protect and promote the Institution’s public relations; and shall maintain communication between the College and the community.

Board members shall not violate confidentiality, including discussions occurring at legally held closed meetings of the Board.