The Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges was established in 1967 to provide statewide leadership to California's community colleges. The Board has 17 members appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of the Senate. Twelve members are appointed to six-year terms and two student members, two faculty members, and one classified member are appointed to two-year terms.
The objectives of the Board are:
- To provide direction, coordination, planning, and leadership to California's community colleges.
- To promote quality education in community colleges.
- To improve district and campus programs through informational and technical services on a statewide basis, while recognizing the community-oriented aspect of California's network of 112 community colleges.
- To seek adequate financial support while ensuring the most prudent use of public funds.
Since community college programs drive the need for infrastructure investment, each community college district has a related capital outlay program to support this need. For the specifics on the community college capital outlay program see "Infrastructure Overview."