A.4 External Consultants Reporting to the Board: ConsultantsA.4 External Consultants Reporting to the Board: Consultants

A.4.1 Governance External Consultants Reporting to the Board: Consultants

Responsible Department: Board of Trustees

Date Approved/Amended: December 2, 2010

The Board may hire consultants as allowed by law. See Board Bylaws for additional information.

A.4.2 Governance External Consultants Reporting to the Board: Chief Tax Officials

Responsible Department: Board of Trustees

Date Approved/Amended: December 2, 2010

The College shall have its taxes assessed by the Harris County Appraisal District and collected by the Harris County Tax Assessor.

A.4.3 Governance External Consultants Reporting to the Board: Board Counsel

Responsible Department: Board of Trustees

Date Approved/Amended: December 2, 2010

The Board may employ attorneys to provide legal counsel and representation for the College.

Board Counsel. The Board Counsel shall provide legal advice to the Board. The Board Counsel shall be appointed by the Board (upon recommendation of the Chancellor), shall report directly to the Board (with access to the Chancellor), and may be dismissed or reassigned by the Board without cause. The Board Counsel shall represent the College in all assigned legal matters. The Board Counsel shall attend all Board and Board committee meetings. Duties of the Board Counsel include:

  1. Provide advice and counsel to the Board.
  2. Maintain the Board bylaws and certain Board policies and procedures, and recommend amendments, as needed.
  3. Handle assigned legal matters for or on behalf of the College, such as preparation of legal opinions as requested by the Board or the Chancellor.
  4. Render legal services in connection with assigned legal matters.
  5. Perform any other legal services as may be required by the Board or requested by the Chancellor or the General Counsel.

Upon recommendation of the Chancellor, or on its own motion, the Board may employ other outside counsel to address legal matters in special situations. The outside counsel shall report directly to the Board, with access to the Chancellor.

A.4.4 Governance External Consultants Reporting to the Board: Advisory Committees

Responsible Department: Board of Trustees

Date Approved/Amended: December 2, 2010

Community Advisory Committees are appointed by the Board for the purpose of improving the college and may be dissolved by board resolution upon completion of their task. Committee members shall be selected to represent a variety of ethnic groups and organizations and to provide the college with advice on programs, facilities, student retention, recruitment and fundraising. Recommendations from these committees shall be forwarded to the Chancellor for consideration and future action.