By Laws



The officers of the Council shall include a chairman, a chairman-elect, a secretary-treasurer, and a vice-chairman for legislation. Officers shall be elected at the annual meeting of the council and shall take office upon the adjournment of that meeting. The chairman, chairman-elect, and the vice chairman for legislation shall serve for a term of one year. The secretary-treasurer shall serve for one year. In the case of a vacancy in the position of an officer, the chairman, with the approval of the Executive Committee, will appoint a member to the vacant officer position on an interim basis until the next meeting of the Council.

The four officers and the immediate past chairman of the council will serve as the Executive Committee of the Council.

The Council chairman shall serve as the presiding officer of all regular Council meetings and council activities including the Executive Committee. The chairman shall serve as the official spokesman of the Council unless he delegates another member(s) to serve as spokesman before other officials and organizations to present information and recommendations on Council actions.

The Council chairman-elect shall serve as presiding officer of Council activities and meetings in the absence of the chairman. He/She shall represent the Council at all activities delegated to him/her by the Council chairman and perform other official duties requested by the chairman. The chairman-elect shall be responsible for supervising publication of Council newsletters and other special publications. In addition, the chairman-elect will plan the annual meeting.

The secretary-treasurer shall be the official recorder of all Council meetings and activities, shall handle all official Council correspondence, and shall present written minutes and reports of Council meetings and activities to each Council member. The secretary-treasurer shall provide each new member of the Executive Committee with a copy of the Councilís Bylaws, as amended.

The secretary-treasurer shall maintain all financial records of the Council, shall collect and disburse all Council funds. shall invest Council funds, shall prepare annual and periodic financial reports to present to each Council member, and shall make arrangements for an independent audit of Council financial records at the end of each fiscal year. The secretary-treasurer shall do this in cooperation with a designated AACC staff person, who is bonded by a reliable firm to be paid by the Council. The fiscal year shall begin on August 1 and end on July 31. The official files and records of the Council will be maintained by the American Association of Community Colleges.

The vice-chairman for legislation shall be responsible for working with AACC and ACCT in developing and promoting legislation at the federal level and in collecting information relating to state legislation of interest to state directors. The vice-chairman for legislation for shall review the status of federal and state legislation pertaining to community and junior colleges and shall make recommendations to the Council on any actions to be taken regarding legislation.

National Council of State Directors of Community Colleges
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Washington, DC 20036
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The National Council of State Directors of Community Colleges is an affiliated council of the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC).  The council provides a forum for the exchange of information about developments, trends, and problems in state systems of community colleges.  

Through our affiliation with AACC, we also strive to affect national legislation that impacts our colleges and state agencies.

This is the only Council that represents the collective interest of state agencies and state boards of community colleges.  This council is a valuable forum to help state directors deal with the changes in attitude and policies towards community colleges at the international, federal, state and local levels.  We will share information and learn lessons from each other to better serve the interests of our institutions in the coming years.

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