Article I Authorization - Board of Trustees Bylaws

The powers and duties of Boards of Trustees are established in Section 115D-20 of the North Carolina General Statutes. Further, the expressed and delegated authorities of local Boards are defined in the State Board of Community Colleges Code 1B SBCCC 300.1 and 2, which states the following:

The boards of trustees of community colleges as bodies corporate are authorized to do all things necessary and proper to organize and operate colleges consistent with the law and the rules of the State Board. All power and authority vested by law in the State Board which relates to the internal administration, regulation, and governance of any individual college of the community college system are hereby delegated to the board of trustees of such college with the following exceptions and reservations: (1) Power or authority that is non-delegable as a matter of law; (2) Power or authority in matters of system wide or inter-college importance is reserved for determination by the State Board; (3) The State Board reserves the right to rescind any power or authority as it deems necessary in accordance with N.C.G.S. 150B; and (4) The governing authority of the State Board pertaining to the assurance of fiscal accountability, program accountability, and the satisfaction of state priorities.

Approved by the Board of Trustees on July 13, 2022