BP 2-25

APPROVED: July 14, 1988
EFFECTIVE: July 14, 1988
REPEALED: September 14, 2000
READOPTED: August 25, 2001

REFERENCES: C.R.S. 23-60-206


/ Joe D. May /
Joe D. May
System President

Policy Statement

There shall be at each state system community and junior college a college advisory council.


The purposes of the college advisory councils are:

  1. To advise the college presidents and the Board on the long-term educational needs of the area served by the college and on other matters identified in statute. (See C.R.S. 23-60-206)
  2. To serve as liaison between the college and area employers in order to facilitate assessment of employment, training and educational needs of the service area.
  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 service area.


This policy applies to all state system community colleges.

Procedures for Receiving Advice:

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

  1. Advice regarding appointment of a college president shall be in accordance with BP 3-14.
  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 through the System president.


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 service area.


In consultation with the System president 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 service area and for screening nominees against the established criteria. The president shall recommend through the system president 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 his/her term for the following reasons:

  1. Failure to attend two consecutive regular meetings of the advisory council without good cause.
  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, Board or System policies, or State Fiscal Rules.


The System president shall promulgate procedures necessary for implementation of this policy.