Maricopa Community Colleges

Maricopa Governance

Online Policy Manual

Maricopa Governance

This online manual contains the polices and regulations of Maricopa Governance, a leadership model adopted by the Governing Board of the Maricopa County Community College District in 1996 that establishes a framework for accountability to our constituents. One of the most important roles of the Governing Board is to identify goals for the purpose of better serving the people of Maricopa County, students, private and public sector employers, universities, and primary and secondary schools.

The manual is comprised of two distinct sections—Governance Policies and Administrative Regulations. The Governance Policies are policies adopted by the Governing Board that address such areas as Outcomes, Chancellor Limitations, Board-Staff Relations and Governance Process. The Administrative Regulations are rules adopted by the Chancellor for managing the District and address the areas of Fiscal Management, Students, Instruction, Auxiliary Services, Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action, Board Resources as well as various guidelines and procedures.

The Maricopa Governance Policy Manual (PDF) is maintained by the Manager of the Office of Public Stewardship, 480-731-8880. Additional information related to the Governing Board is available at In addition, Employee Policy Manuals that are maintained by the Human Resources Department are posted at