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 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. Meetings are rotated between the Dr. Gwendolyn W. Stephenson District Administration Center and the campuses.
Steve Cona III - Chair
Mr. Cona III is the president/CEO of Associated Builders and Contractors Florida Gulf Coast Chapter. He received his Bachelor's Degree from the University of South Florida.
Term: 2/25/15 - 5/31/21
Betty Viamontes - Vice Chair
Mrs. Viamontes is the Assistant Vice President of Resource Management & Development for Student Affairs and Student Success at the University of South Florida (USF). She received her MBA in Business Administration from USF.
Term: 1/4/16 - 1/31/19
Mrs. Shah is Of Counsel with the Tampa office of Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick. She received her Bachelor's Degree from Temple University and a law degree from the Widener University School of Law.
Term: 2/25/15 - 5/31/18
Mr. Reid is the Vice President of Business Development for JE Dunn Construction. He received his BS in Accounting from the University of Florida.
Term: 8/18/09 - 5/31/21
Arthur "Chip" Diehl III
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.
Term: 10/10/17 - 5/31/21
Ms. Hernandez-Caballero is an international student from Honduras and is part of the Honors Institute at Hillsborough Community College. She is currently studying International Relations and is on track to receive her Associates in Arts in 2019.
Term: 8/22/18 - 6/26/2019