Charter and Governance
Rockland Community College functions under the auspices of the State University of New York and is sponsored by Rockland County. The College is governed by a Board of Trustees consisting of ten members, four appointed by the Governor of the State of New York and five by the Legislature of Rockland County. The tenth member, a student trustee, is elected by the students annually. The Faculty Senate is the principal agency through which faculty participates in the governance of the College. The Senate meets monthly to study issues and recommend policies to the vice presidents, and consists of three senators from each of the six academic divisions plus 22 senators-at-large. The College's operating budget is funded by the State of New York, the County of Rockland and student tuition. Capital costs are shared by the State and Rockland County.