2007 ORS 326.375¹
Commissioner for Community College Services
  • appointment
  • duties

(1) The State Board of Education shall appoint a Commissioner for Community College Services who shall serve at the pleasure of the board.

(2) The commissioner shall be a person who by training and experience is well qualified to perform the duties of the office and to assist in carrying out the functions of the board under ORS 326.041 (Meetings), 326.051 (Board functions), 326.375 (Commissioner for Community College Services), 341.005 (Definitions), 341.015 (Guidelines for districts), 341.440 (Contracts with other districts, state department, university or private schools for educational services), 341.455 (Credit for private career school courses), 341.626 (Distribution of state aid), 341.655 (Distribution of federal funds for professional technical education) and 341.933 (Distribution of state funds for capital construction).

(3) The commissioner shall:

(a) Be the executive head of the Department of Community Colleges and Workforce Development;

(b) Direct and supervise all activities of the Department of Community Colleges and Workforce Development;

(c) Hire staff, as authorized by the State Board of Education to assist in carrying out the duties of the commissioner. The staff shall be considered employees of the Department of Community Colleges and Workforce Development for purposes of ORS chapters 240 and 243; and

(d) Be responsible directly to the State Board of Education for those duties enumerated in ORS chapter 341.

(4) The commissioner, with approval of the State Board of Education, shall be responsible for the representation of community college interests to the Governor, the Legislative Assembly, state agencies and others. The commissioner, with the approval of the state board, shall be responsible for submitting community college budget requests and budget reports for the Department of Community Colleges and Workforce Development to the Legislative Assembly. The state board shall insure that the budget request for community colleges and for the Department of Community Colleges and Workforce Development are separate and distinct from its other requests to the Legislative Assembly. [1987 c.474 §3; 1991 c.757 §2; 1995 c.67 §38; 1999 c.39 §4]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 326—State Administration of Education, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­326.­html (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
 
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
 
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