The Hillsborough Community College District Board of Trustees is responsible for the selection and evaluation of the chief executive officer of the College. The Board develops the qualities and criteria that they are seeking, appoints a selection committee, and then conducts a national search to seek qualified candidates (Charge from HCC Trustees to Presidential Search Committee). The Board conducts interviews and holds College-wide forums for the entire College community to meet the prospective candidates. The Board then makes its selection based upon the results of all of these sources of input (Presidential Search Records).
Hillsborough Community College policy requires that the Board of Trustees evaluate the president annually and for evaluators to cover each duty and responsibility whether assigned by the Board or specified in HCC Administrative rule or law [HCC Administrative Rule 6HX-10-2.01]. The Board evaluates the president at the end of each academic year and presents its findings at the next regular Board meeting [Please see Board Meeting Minutes below]. The Board creates annual goals and objectives for the President, and conducts its review on the achievement of these pre-determined goals, the responsibilities within the presidential job description, and the Board’s goals for the College. The President also creates a statement of accomplishment, which is used as an additional evaluation tool utilized by the Board during their annual review of the College President’s performance (Presidential Evaluations and Statement of Accomplishments*). The evaluation must also address the achievement of presidential performance goals established through the College's accountability process implemented pursuant to Florida Statutes, Section 1008.45 and the performance of the President in achieving the annual and long-term goals and objectives established in HCC's Employment Accountability Program [Florida Statutes, Section 1001.64 (18)(19)].
Hillsborough Community College's authority to hire and evaluate the College President is provided by the State of Florida. According to State mandate, the board of trustees of each of Florida's community colleges shall establish the personnel program for all employees of the community college, including the president, pursuant to the provisions of Florida Statutes, Chapter 1012 and rules of the State Board of Education (SBE) Administrative Rule. Each board of trustees shall appoint, suspend, or remove the president of the community college. The board of trustees may appoint a search committee. The selection criteria used by the Board must meet the minimum qualification standards established by Florida Administrative Rule 6A-14.026(1). Each college president serves as chief executive officer of his or her respective institution and as corporate secretary to its board of trustees [Florida Statutes, Section 1001.65(5); HCC Administrative Rule 6HX-10-2.00]. [Florida Administrative Rule 6A-14.026; HCC Administrative Rule 6HX-10-2.01]. HCC's rule on the selection and evaluation of the College President demonstrates compliance with State statutes (HCC Administrative Rule 6HX-10-2.01).
The HCC Board of Trustees conducts its annual evaluation of the President in accordance with rules of the State Board of Education and submits the evaluations to the SBE for review. The results are then forwarded to the Chancellor of the Division of Community Colleges for review.