Governance: The Consortium, an officially chartered nonprofit organization, is governed by a Council, which is comprised of the chief executive officer of each member institution, and the Executive Board, which includes the chief academic officer of each member institution. Together, the Council and Board provide collaborative leadership and direction, establish consortium policy, establish priorities, investigate proposed activities, identify relevant initiatives, evaluate existing projects, and actively address collective concerns.
The Council and Executive Board annually identify specific goals, which prompt areas of emphasis for Consortium projects, and the allocation of financial and human resources as needed to address these areas. The Executive Board convenes on a monthly basis, and meets at a minimum in joint session with the Council bi-annually.
Executive Director: The full-time HECCC Executive Director is the principal staff officer of the Consortium, has a close working relationship with the Council and Board, and serves to lead, coordinate, manage, and facilitate the various programs, projects, and activities of the Consortium. Responsibilities include fiscal management, exploration and establishment of proposed projects, grant writing, supervision of HECCC staff at various locations within the region, and communication management among the members.
Financial Support: The main HECCC Offices are located at San Joaquin Delta College and are directly supported through annual member assessments. The Consortium assessment formula calculation is a combination of equal assessment and a proportionate assessment based on student head count. The HECCC Executive Director, with Executive Board approval, supervises the HECCC fiscal management utilizing the business services of one HECCC member institution.
Projects and Activities: HECCC projects and activities extend to all aspects of academic college and university activity except intercollegiate athletics. These endeavors are organized to augment and complement institutional programs without supplanting them or reducing their individual importance.