Comprehensive Standard 3.2.3

 

The board has a policy addressing conflict of interest. (Board Conflict of Interest)

 

COMPLIANCE

 

Narrative:

 

The Vernon College Board Policy Manual contains the policy regarding conflict of interest by any member of the Vernon College Board of Trustees in Section Section BBFA Legal (Conflict of Interest) and Section BBFA Exhibit (Conflict of Interest). The Board of Trustees endorses a Code of Professional Ethics, published in the Vernon College Board Policy Manual, Section BBF Local (Board Member Statement of Ethics). This code of ethics states, in part, that a trustee will: Avoid being placed in a position of conflict of interest, and refrain from using my Board position for personal or partisan gain; Bring about desired changes through legal and ethical procedures; Render all decisions based on the available facts and my independent judgment, and refuse to surrender that judgment to individuals or special interest groups;  and Remember always that my first and greatest concern must be the educational welfare of the students attending the college.

 

Documentation

 

1.    Vernon College Board Policy Manual, Section BBFA Legal (Conflict of Interest)

2.    Vernon College Board Policy Manual, Section BBFA Exhibit (Conflict of Interest)

3.    Vernon College Board Policy Manual, Section BBF Local (Board Member Statement of Ethics)