There are four standing committees of the Board. The Board Chair appoints the membership of each of these standing committees, including the committee chair. Following is a brief description of the functions and responsibilities of the four standing committees of the Board:
- Academic Affairs, Policy and Personnel
This committee considers appropriate matters relating to development or review of academic policies and programs and governmental policies of the Board and/or the institutions under the Board’s jurisdiction. It also considers matters relating to personnel under the jurisdiction of the Board and universities and colleges governed by the Board.
- Fiscal Affairs and Plant Facilities
This committee assumes responsibility when appropriate or necessary on behalf of the Board for matters relating to fiscal management and financial reporting of the institutions and related entities governed by the Board and the construction, maintenance and operation of physical facilities, including consideration related to all real estate.
- Planning and Budgets
This committee considers appropriate matters relating to short- and long-range planning, assessment of institutional resources, and development and administration of budgets.
- Audit, Risk Management and Compliance Review
This committee considers oversight, review and approval of internal and external audit and compliance reporting plans, performance and reports. It is also responsible for assessing and monitoring areas of potential risk to the Board and its institutions.
Special committees and/or task forces may be appointed as the Chair of the Board directs. The Board Chair shall appoint a chair for any special committee and/or task force created. Special committees and/or task forces cease to exist when discharged by the Board Chair from further consideration of the subject.
The Board Chair and the CEO shall serve as non-voting, ex officio members of all standing committees, special committees, and task forces.
Standing committees, special committees, and task forces are not decision-making bodies but are authorized to make recommendations to the full Board for its consideration or action.