District Board of Trustees

Our Trustees

Founded in 1968, Hillsborough Community College is one of 28 member institutions in the Florida College System. HCC is governed by a five-member, local District Board of Trustees. The governor of Florida appoints local citizens representing diverse backgrounds and industry to volunteer their service on the Board. Florida statutes provide the Board of Trustees (BOT) with the authority to adopt rules and procedures on issues related to the fulfillment of the college’s mission, including, but not limited to, governance, curriculum and instruction, programs, building, budget and finance, and personnel. The president of the college reports directly to the Board of Trustees.

The BOT meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month. All meetings are currently held at the Dr. Gwendolyn W. Stephenson District Administration Center's Board Room.

Please be advised that due to the Center for Disease Control’s recommendations the in-person attendance to these meetings will be limited. To ensure public access to the meeting  the public may attend via zoom. 

Persons seeking to attend the in-person meeting or enter the Board room must wear a mask at all times and follow social distancing guidelines. Persons not wearing or refusing to wear a mask, or anyone refusing to follow social distancing guidelines will not be allowed to enter the Board room and can continue to access the meeting via Zoom.

Agendas for future board meetings are posted here as they become available.

  • Randall Reid

    Randall Reid - Chair

    Term: 8/18/09 - 5/31/21

    Mr. Reid is the Vice President of Business Development for JE Dunn Construction. He received his BS in Accounting from the University of Florida.

  • Arthur "Chip" Diehl III

    Arthur "Chip" Diehl III - Vice Chair

    Term: 10/10/17 - 5/31/21

    Brig. Gen. Chip Diehl, Ret. is the Managing Director at Diehl & Associates. He received his Bachelor's Degree from the United States Air Force Academy and his Master's Degree from the University of Southern California.

  • Betty Viamontes

    Betty Viamontes

    Term: 1/4/16 - 1/31/19

    Mrs. Viamontes is the Chief Financial Officer for the Lions Eye Institute for Transplant and Research. She received her MBA in Business Administration from USF.

  • Dipa Shah

    Dipa Shah

    Term: 2/25/15 - 5/31/18

    Mrs. Shah is Senior Vice President and General Counsel for Coast Dental. She received her Bachelor's Degree from Temple University and a law degree from the Widener University School of Law.

  • 2020 HCC student trustee, Bruce Wills

    Bruce Wills

    Term: July 2020 – June 2021

    Bruce Wills is a student at the Plant City Campus where he is pursuing his associate in arts degree. He is actively involved in the campus community where he is a member of Phi Theta Kappa, maintaining a 3.88 cumulative GPA. Bruce’s leadership at HCC began first with his service as a Senator and now in his second term as Vice President of the Student Government Association at the Plant City Campus.

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