The Seattle College District is governed by a five-member Board of Trustees appointed by the Washington State Governor and approved by the State Senate
for sequential five-year terms. The primary responsibility of the Board of Trustees is to meet the changing educational needs of the community while reflecting the
community’s values in fulfilling the college mission.
Trustees certify the consistency of college missions and goals, formulate policy, and ensure effective leadership and responsible use of resources. They are responsible
for hiring the chancellor, who is the chief executive officer of the Seattle College District and reports to the Board.
The chancellor is the chief executive officer of the Seattle College District who is hired by and reports to the
Board of Trustees. The chancellor is the district’s representative and advocate at local, regional, state and national
organizations. The chancellor is responsible for district-wide administrative services and support including Education,
Planning, e-Learning and Workforce Development; Business, Finance and Technology; and Human Resources. Additionally,
the chancellor is responsible for Seattle Colleges Television and web operations; district-wide international student
programs; and institutional advancement.
The chancellor hires the individual college presidents, who are responsible for the operation and management of the three colleges. College presidents
also serve as vice chancellors responsible for coordinating district-wide Instruction, Student Services and Advancement.
2016-17 District-Wide Organizational Chart
District Public Information Office
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Board of Trustees meetings begin with a study session or reception at 2:00 p.m.
Regular meeting agenda sessions will begin at 3:00 pm.
Dates and locations of the meetings are noted below.
All meetings are on the second Thursday of the month ( with no meeting in August).
See below for scheduling revisionsand board packets.
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