Shared Governance

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The President & Board of Trustees

The President of FLCC, with his cabinet of advisors, is responsible for the organization and operation of the College and reports to the Board of Trustees. The Board of Trustees governs FLCC and oversees the administration of the College to ensure that it fulfills its mission and strategic plan. The board primarily fulfills its role though the President of FLCC.

About the President's Office

The President is responsible for the organization and operation of FLCC. The President serves as the Chief Executive and Administrative Officer of the College and oversees short and long-range projects and goals, which support FLCC's mission, vision and values.

In conjunction with the College’s governance process, the President is given broad authority to direct the planning and operation of all aspects of FLCC's programs and services to facilitate and maintain the effective and efficient management of the College and its resources within policies and procedures established by the Board of Trustees, laws of the State of New York, and in conjunction with FLCC's governance bodies and processes.

Reporting to the Board of Trustees, the President works closely with the board making recommendations concerning educational programs, staffing, facilities, and budgets. Additionally, he also assists the board with the development of goals, policies and plans for the future of the College.

President's Office Structure

The President’s Office is represented by the President, his executive assistant, and his cabinet of advisors representing the following divisions: Academic and Student Affairs, Administration and Finance, Advancement, Enrollment Management, Human Resources, and Assessment, Planning and Continuous Improvement.

President's Office Roles & Responsibilities

The official duties of the President's Office are as follows:

  • Lead strategic and long-range planning efforts to address present and future instructional and community-wide needs.
  • Lead the effort in determining how FLCC can assist in the economic and community development of the region.
  • Generate and steward the financial resources of the College.
  • Internal and external communications.
  • Target economic and development opportunities.
  • Enhance partnerships with the community.
  • Engage FLCC in conversations at the local and state level.
  • Lead the ongoing assessment of new and existing academic programs.
  • Oversee student enrollment and retention, ensuring policies are in place to increase both areas.

Board of Trustees Structure

Board membership consists of a ten-person Board of Trustees. Five Trustees are appointed by the Ontario County Board of Supervisors. Four Trustees are appointed by the governor of New York State. One Trustee is a student of FLCC and is elected by the student-body.

Board of Trustees Roles & Responsibilities

The official duties of the Board of Trustees are as follows:

  • Appoint a president (whether permanent, acting, or interim)
  • Approve curricula
  • Prepare, approve and implement budgets
  • Establish tuition and fees (within legal limits)
  • Approve sites and temporary and permanent facilities

These official duties are determined through regular reports with the president of FLCC and Senior Vice President of Administration & Finance. The Board of Trustees officially approves new programs, the annual budget (which includes tuition and fees), and new sites.

The Board of Trustees may have additional responsibilities as listed in the by-laws. These responsibilities are as follows:

  • Engage in positive public relations for the College.
  • Oversee agreements with the Sponsor that define College-County roles and responsibilities.
  • Keep the sponsor, appropriate state officials, and citizens in its service area informed on College programs and needs.
  • Preserve institutional independence from encroachment of the independence from whatever source it might come.
  • Engage on a regular basis, in board self-evaluation.
  • Establish criteria for Board of Trustees performance and conduct.
  • Establish criteria for board chair performance.