Board of Trustees

Board of Trustees

Purpose of the Board
The Board of Trustees acts as the governing body of Columbia Basin College. On behalf of the citizens of Benton and Franklin counties, the board ensures that CBC (a) achieves appropriate results for the appropriate recipients at an appropriate cost and (b) avoids unacceptable activities, conditions and decisions. The board ensures that CBC continues to fulfill its mission of promoting academic excellence and educational completion in our community by overseeing policies & procedures, financial integrity and general management of the college. The board is made up of five trustees who are appointed by the governor of Washington State.

Meet the Board

Appointed October 2012. Enrolled Agent Tax Preparer/Business Consultant. BS, Mechanical Engineering. Current: Board Member, United Way; Operations Chairman and Board Member, Columbia Basin Badger Club; Member, National Association of Tax Preparers. Former: Alumni Chair, National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE); Member, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). Spouse: Avonté, two children.

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Appointed January 2020. Senior Vice President of Projects, Second Harvest Inland Northwest, Pasco, WA. Washington State University, Pullman, BA Apparel Merchandising & Textiles. Past Board Service and Current Member: Powerful Connections, Tri-Cities, WA; Pasco Chamber of Commerce, Pasco, WA. Past Board Service and Past Member: National Association of Insurance Women, Twin Falls, ID; Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority, Pullman, WA. Holly lives in Richland with her husband Josh.

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Appointed October 2013. Commissioner, Franklin County PUD. BA, Hotel Administration, WSU. Current Member: Energy Northwest Bd. of Dir.; Washington Public Utility District Association; Policy Maker Council, American Public Power Association; Northwest Public Power Association; Pasco Chamber of Commerce; Sun Willow Homeowner Association; Tri-City Regional Chamber of Commerce; Washington Wheat Association; Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity. Former: Washington Wine Commission; Washington Horticulture Association; Elks of Colfax; Washington Wine Grape Growers Association; Washington Potato Association; Sigma Iota Honorary Hotel Fraternity. Spouse: Laura, one child.

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Appointed January 2015. Attorney, Kuffel, Hultgrenn, Klashke, Shea & Ellerd, LLP, Pasco, WA. University of Oregon School of Law, Eugene, Oregon, Juris Doctor, May 2011; Arizona State University, BA Political Science. Current Member: of the Bar; State of Washington, admitted 2011; Bar, United States District Court, Eastern District of Washington, admitted 2011; Benton/Franklin County Bar Association; Board of Directors, Women Helping Women Fund Tri-Cities. She lives in Richland with her husband and two daughters.

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Appointed October 2020. Physical Scientist, US Department of Energy Office of Science, Pacific Northwest Site Office. Bachelor of Science, Chemistry. MyTRI 2030 Inclusion Council Co-Chair 2020 - Present; WA State Equity Roundtable for STEM; Leadership Tri-Cities Class XXI President; United Way BFCo Board 2006 - 2012; Local Federal Campaign Chair - United Way BFCo 2003-2005; Former President of Tri-Cities Chapter of National Organization of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers (NOBCChE); Former Member of American Chemical Society (ACS). Founder of e-MERGE Mentorship Program; Community Champion for WA STEM Foundation; Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Spouse: Nolan Harper, one daughter.

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2020-21 Board Meetings

CBC is pleased to announce we will soon transition to a hybrid format for our monthly Board of Trustee meetings, as allowed under Phase 2 of the “Healthy Washington” plan. At the April 12, 2021 Board meeting, the Board approved a hybrid meeting format beginning in May.   

The Board room capacity is limited to twenty-one (21) persons attending in-person while maintaining six-feet distance and wearing masks. If you would like to attend the Board meeting in person, please send an email to Deb Severin at dseverinFREECOLUMBIA_BASIN and she will add your name to the list of requested in-person participation. For those who wish to participate online, the meeting begins at 4 pm and is available at audience link

We remain committed to ensuring public access to the Board meeting, and it is possible to attend in person without prior registration. Should we reach maximum in-person capacity, other options for participation may be necessary, such as attending via video from a nearby location.  

Meetings are open to the public.

  • October 12, 2020 at 4 pm
  • August 21, 2020 (Board Retreat) at 9 am
  • September 14, 2020 at 4 pm
  • October 12, 2020 at 4 pm
  • November 9, 2020 at 4 pm
  • December 14, 2020 at 4 pm
  • January 11, 2021 at 4 pm
  • February 8, 2021 at 7:30 am
  • March 4, 2021 at 9 am
  • March 8, 2021 at 7:30 am
  • April 12, 2021 at 7:30 am
  • May 10, 2021 at 4 pm
  • June 14, 2021 at 4 pm

 

Board of Trustees Packets

 

Board of Trustees Bylaws

POLICY TYPE: GOVERNANCE PROCESS
POLICY TITLE: BY-LAWS OF COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT 19
bylaws-article-i-offices

POLICY TYPE: GOVERNANCE PROCESS
POLICY TITLE: BY-LAWS OF COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT 19
bylaws-article-ii-meetings

POLICY TYPE: GOVERNANCE PROCESS
POLICY TITLE: BY-LAWS OF COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT 19
bylaws-article-iii-executive-sessions

POLICY TYPE: GOVERNANCE PROCESS
POLICY TITLE: BY-LAWS OF COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT 19
bylaws-article-iv-records-of-board-action

POLICY TYPE: GOVERNANCE PROCESS
POLICY TITLE: BY-LAWS OF COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT 19
bylaws-article-v-parliamentary-procedures

POLICY TYPE: GOVERNANCE PROCESS
POLICY TITLE: BY-LAWS OF COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT 19
bylaws-article-vi-adoption-or-revision-of-policies

POLICY TYPE: GOVERNANCE PROCESS
POLICY TITLE: BY-LAWS OF COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT 19
bylaws-article-vii-officers-of-the-board

POLICY TYPE: GOVERNANCE PROCESS
POLICY TITLE: BY-LAWS OF COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT 19
bylaws-article-viii-committees

POLICY TYPE: GOVERNANCE PROCESS
POLICY TITLE: BY-LAWS OF COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT 19
bylaws-article-ix-fiscal-year

POLICY TYPE: GOVERNANCE PROCESS
POLICY TITLE: BY-LAWS OF COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT 19
bylaws-article-x-official-seal

 

Board of Trustees Policies

POLICY TYPE EXECUTIVE LIMITATIONS EL-1
POLICY TITLE: GENERAL EXECUTIVE ACCOUNTABILITY

POLICY TYPE EXECUTIVE LIMITATIONS EL-3
POLICY TITLE: TREATMENT OF EMPLOYEES

POLICY TYPE EXECUTIVE LIMITATIONS EL-4
POLICY TITLE: COMPENSATION

POLICY TYPE EXECUTIVE LIMITATIONS EL-5
POLICY TITLE: TREATMENT OF ASSET PROTECTION

POLICY TYPE EXECUTIVE LIMITATIONS EL-6
POLICY TITLE: FINANCIAL PLANNING

POLICY TYPE EXECUTIVE LIMITATIONS EL-8
POLICY TITLE: COMMUNICATION AND SUPPORT TO THE BOARD

POLICY TYPE EXECUTIVE LIMITATIONS EL-9
POLICY TITLE: EMERGENCY EXECUTIVE SUCCESSION

POLICY TYPE EXECUTIVE LIMITATIONS EL-10
POLICY TITLE: TENURE

POLICY TYPE GOVERNANCE PROCESS GP-1
POLICY TITLE: GOVERNANCE COMMITMENT

POLICY TYPE GOVERNANCE PROCESS GP-2
POLICY TITLE: GOVERNING STYLE

POLICY TYPE GOVERNANCE PROCESS GP-3
POLICY TITLE: BOARD JOB DESCRIPTIONS

POLICY TYPE GOVERNANCE PROCESS GP-4
POLICY TITLE: CHAIRPERSON’S ROLE

POLICY TYPE GOVERNANCE PROCESS GP-5
POLICY TITLE: BOARD MEMBERS CODE OF ETHICS

POLICY TYPE GOVERNANCE PROCESS GP-6
POLICY TITLE: COST OF GOVERNANCE

POLICY TYPE GOVERNANCE PROCESS GP-7
POLICY TITLE: NAMING OF FACILITIES

POLICY TYPE GOVERNANCE PROCESS GP-8
POLICY TITLE: EMERITUS DESIGNATION

POLICY TYPE BOARD-STAFF LINKAGE BSL-1
POLICY TITLE: EMPLOYMENT RESPONSIBILITIES

POLICY TYPE BOARD-STAFF LINKAGE BSL-2
POLICY TITLE: PRESIDENT’S ROLE

POLICY TYPE BOARD-STAFF LINKAGE BSL-3
POLICY TITLE: DELEGATION TO THE PRESIDENT

POLICY TYPE BOARD-STAFF LINKAGE BSL-4
POLICY TITLE: PRESIDENT JOB DESCRIPTION

POLICY TYPE BOARD-STAFF LINKAGE BSL-5
POLICY TITLE: MONITORING EXECUTIVE PERFORMANCE

POLICY TYPE ENDS E-2
POLICY TITLE: MISSION FULFILLMENT

POLICY TYPE ENDS E-3
POLICY TITLE: CRITICAL BASIC CONDITIONS

Financial Statements

contact

  • Phone:509-547-0511

  • Address:2600 N. 20th Ave., Pasco, WA 99301

Students walking around CBC's Pasco campus