The Superintendent/President is the chief executive officer of the District serving under the direction of the Board of Trustees. The Superintendent/ President provides overall administrative leadership to the College and monitors institutional adherence to the policies prescribed and adopted by the Board of Trustees. The President also provides institutional leadership in carrying out the mission and strategic goals of the College.
The Board of Trustees of College of Marin consists of seven voting members who are chosen at large on a nonpartisan basis in public elections held in odd-numbered years. These members serve four- year terms which are staggered. A non-voting student member of the Board is elected by the student body for a one-year term. The Board of Trustees, composed of community representatives and responsible to the public, has the authority to appoint the Superintendent/President and other administrative personnel, faculty members, and members of the Board in the case of vacancies.
The College of Marin Participatory Governance System (PGS) ensures that faculty, staff, and students, through participation in governance committees, have the right to participate effectively in the District and College governance, and the opportunity to express their opinions at the camp's level and ensure that these opinions are given every reasonable consideration. The College of Marin PGS enhances transparency in decision-making.