Remember the feeling of the first weeks of college or a new job? It can be incredibly overwhelming. What can really improve onboarding is having someone to show you the ropes. Experienced trustees are ideal as they understand the process, know essential information, and can answer any questions about the board itself.
Trustees not only need to know about the board but the internal workings of the community college. With all the moving parts, board chairs, board secretaries, CEOs, and other senior leaders are well positioned to educate, inform, and provide unique perspectives.