Seven elected, non-paid persons comprise the Board of Education and have primary authority for establishing policies governing the operation of the college and adopting the college’s annual budget. Their charge is to serve the development of programs and services which they believe will best serve the people of Lincoln County.
Board members are elected by popular vote to represent one of seven geographic zones within the community college district. Members must be residents of the zone they serve and are elected to four-year terms on a rotating basis. Each year, the Board elects a Chair and Vice Chair.
The Board typically meets the third Wednesday of each month (in Newport, Lincoln City, or Waldport). Occasionally additional meetings are scheduled or meetings are shifted from the third Wednesday. Check the 2017-18 OCCC Board of Education Calendar to be sure. Regular Board Meetings are open to the public.