About The Consultation Council
The California Community Colleges Board of Governors maintains a consultation process at the state level to ensure representatives from all levels of the community college system have an opportunity to advise the chancellor and board of governors on state policy decisions. Local districts also employ participatory governance.
This process has evolved over the years into a Consultation Council composed of 18 representatives of institutional groups such as trustees, executive officers, students, administrators, business officers, student services officers, instructional officers, and representative organizations such as faculty and staff unions and associations. The council is chaired by state Chancellor Brice W. Harris and meets once per month to review and evaluate policy proposals and related issues.