Organization of the College

The Board of Trustees has ultimate responsibility for the integrity, quality, and fiscal stability of the District.

The chief administrator of the District is the Superintendent/President, who is also the chief administrative officer of the College. The Superintendent/President serves as the Secretary to the Board of Trustees.

The Vice President of Student Learning is the chief academic officer of the College and is responsible for academic schools, the COD Libraries, instructional support services, career and technical education, and off-campus programs. College of the Desert has five schools: Applied Sciences & Business, Social Sciences & Arts, Communication & Humanities, Health Sciences & Education, and Mathematics & Science. Each school is under the supervision of a dean, who is responsible for coordinating the departments within that school. Career programs are coordinated with cooperation from advisory committees consisting of representatives from business and industry.

The Vice President of Student Success is the chief student services officer of the College responsible for Counseling and Counseling services, Institutional Effectiveness and Planning, Institutional Research, student enrollment services including Admissions & Records and Financial Aid, Student Health and Wellness, Student Support Programs and Services, Student Life, Student Leadership, student due process and discipline, and the Tutoring and Academic Skills Center and Supplemental Instruction.

The Vice President of Administrative Services functions as the chief financial officer of the college. In addition to budget development and oversight, Administrative Services is responsible for Fiscal Services, Maintenance and Operations, facilities construction and modernization, Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, and Information Technology, as well as college auxiliary functions including food services, bookstore, and the golf center.

The Vice President of Human Resources & Employee Relations is responsible for management and operation of all human resources and employee relations functions of the College and for developing and recommending policy, goals, and objectives for human resources.