Participatory Governance Executive Summary

Mt. Hood Community College recognizes the importance of broad-based employee and student participation in the creation and dissemination of ideas, strategies, and policy development to move the College forward.

The College utilizes participatory governance as the philosophical and operational basis for: ensuring employee and student engagement in the governance of the institution; providing reliable communication channels; defining the decision-making structure of the College, and developing a structure to assist in implementing its mission. The core element of a participatory governance model is a college community that is engaged and aligned with the College’s mission, values, and strategic goals.

The success of participatory governance at Mt. Hood Community College relies on cooperation, collegiality, openness, and, most importantly, sustained support for the College’s strategic goals.

Council Handbook 2023