BP 2-25: College Advisory Council

State Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Education

BP 2-25

APPROVED: July 14, 1988
EFFECTIVE: July 14, 1988
REPEALED: September 14, 2000
READOPTED: August 25, 2001
REVISED: February 8, 2023

REFERENCE(S): C.R.S. § 23-60-206


/ S.R. Heath, Jr. /
The Honorable S.R. Heath, Jr., Chair


There shall be at each community college within the Colorado Community College System (CCCS) a college advisory council.


The purposes of the college advisory councils are:

  1. To advise the College Presidents and the State Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Education (SBCCOE or Board) on the long-term educational needs of the area served by the College and on other matters identified in statute.
  2. To serve as liaison between the College and area employers in order to facilitate assessment of employment, training, and educational needs of the local community.
  3. To serve as liaison between the College and local school boards, county commissioners, city councils, other local elected officials, and other relevant groups or persons.
  4. To promote the College’s programs and services among the communities and constituencies in the College’s local community.


This policy applies to the Colorado Community College System, including its Colleges (CCCS or System).


The Board will receive advice from the College advisory council in the following manner:

  1. Advice regarding appointment of a College President; and
  2. The College President is responsible for establishing procedures to receive advice from the advisory council on matters including those specifically identified in statute. Such advice shall be transmitted to the Board by the College President or the Chancellor.


The College advisory council shall be structured in accordance with statutory requirements, and the membership shall be representative of the diverse constituencies within the College’s local community.


In consultation with the Chancellor and the advisory council, the College President will establish criteria for advisory council membership which meet statutory requirements as are appropriate to institutional needs.

The College President shall determine the method for soliciting nominations from within the local community and for screening nominees against the established criteria. The President shall recommend, through the Chancellor to the Board, one or more names for each council vacancy.

Advisory council members may not be appointed for more than two consecutive full terms. Appointments to fill vacancies arising during the term shall not be counted.


A member of a college advisory council may be removed from the Council during their term for the following reasons:

  1. Failure to attend two consecutive regular meetings of the advisory council without good cause; or
  2. Other good and just cause.


Pursuant to statute, the advisory council is required to hold four meetings per year. Additional meetings may be called by the College President. Advisory council members shall be paid per diem in accordance with the statute for attendance at all such meetings. Agendas for meetings will be established by the College President.


The College advisory council, in consultation with the College President may, but is not required to, establish bylaws governing council operations, provided that they are consistent with this policy and are not in conflict with statute, and other Board Policies and System Procedures, or State Fiscal Rules.


The Chancellor shall promulgate such procedures as may be needed to implement policy.