The Durham College (DC) Board of Governors (the Board) is comprised of 17 members, including 12 external board members (of which the government appoints four), four internal board members, and the college president.

As defined by legislation, the objects are of the college are “to offer a comprehensive program of career-oriented, post-secondary education and training to assist individuals in finding and keeping employment, to meet the needs of employers and the changing work environment and to support the economic and social needs of their local and diverse communities.”

The Board is responsible for the governance of the college and, as such, is accountable to the students, employees, and communities the college serves to ensure the college is effectively and appropriately managed to achieve its established mandate and provide needed services.

As outlined in the Ministry Binding Policy Directive on Governance and Accountability, the responsibilities of a college board of governors are to include at a minimum:

  • Establishing governance structures to enable the achievement of expected institutional outcomes with clear lines of communication and internal accountability
  • Setting the college vision, strategic direction, and overall goals and outcomes within the context of appropriate laws, government policy, and local need
  • Hiring the CEO (i.e., president), delegating to the CEO accountability for the operation of the college, and evaluating the CEO’s performance
  • Approving the college’s annual business plan, budget, and annual report
  • Assessing regularly the attainment by the CEO of corporate goals and outcomes, and the effectiveness of the Board with respect to governance
  • Taking appropriate corrective action, as necessary, where expected outcomes or quality of performance are not achieved

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