Each community college in North Carolina is governed by a volunteer board of trustees, with specific duties defined by state law.
Among their responsibilities, trustees establish policies for the college to follow, approve the college’s budget each year, and serve as advocates for the college. When there is a vacancy in the college’s presidency, the trustees are responsible for choosing a new president.
Martin Community College is served by twelve appointed trustees. Four are appointed by the Governor of North Carolina, four are appointed by the Martin County Commissioners, and four are appointed by the Martin County Board of Education.
In addition to the twelve appointed trustees, the college’s Student Government Association (SGA) president serves as an ex-officio member of the MCC Board of Trustees. The SGA president is encouraged to share ideas and concerns with the board but does not vote on board issues.
Ms. Jackie B. Gillam – Chairman
Dr. Shirley Fields- 1st Vice Chair
Ms. Charlotte B. Griffin- 2nd Vice Chair
Ms. Shirley Barrett
Mr. Dempsey Bond, Jr.
Mr. Richard D. Cowan
Mr. Robert Hyman
Mr. Richard S. James
Mr. Carroll Jones
Ms. Hope MacNeill
Mr. Willie Peele
Ms. Jean Stevens
Mr. William E. Thompson
Ms. Brandy Jess- SGA President
A.B. Ayers, Jr. Trustee Emeritus
William M. Green, Trustee Emeritus