GA (Regulation) – Public Information Program


COMMUNICATIONS, COMMUNITY, AND GOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS

Important factors in the overall effectiveness and image of the College District are the relationships with various community, educational, and governmental organizations.

The following guidelines are designed to enhance the image of the College District and ensure consistency in community relations:

1. The College President is the only official designated to legally obligate the College District in contractual relationships with other schools, governmental and community agencies, or accreditation agencies. This authority may be delegated only if specifically provided in the document or agreement.

2. All major news releases, articulation agreements, or community information initiatives should be approved by the College President or his designee, including the Coordinator of Marketing and Development, and the Vice President and Dean of Instruction.

3. The College President or his designee should be the only official spokesperson with elected officials or government agencies.

4. All news releases and advertising material should be approved by the College President or his designee, the Coordinator of Marketing and Development.

5. All communication devices (phones, faxes, computers, Internet connections) are the property of the College District and should be used for College District business only. Any personal use shall be reimbursed to the College District.

6. Telephone advertising must be approved by the office of public information.

7. The Communications and Publications Office will send flowers, cards, and remembrances on the behalf of the College District at appropriate times.

WEB PAGE AND PROTOCOL
The College District has created and maintains a College District Web page for public information about the College District. The Communications and Publications Office is charged with the responsibility for changing and maintaining the Web pages.

The College District Web page is maintained using the following protocol:

1. The College District Web page is administered through the Coordinator of Communications and Publications and a Web page administrator.

2. The faculty technology committee will periodically review the Web page and its use.

3. Each division will be responsible for its own web content subject to approval by the Coordinator of Communications and Publications.

4. Instructors and students are not permitted to create and maintain private Web pages or social media sites that represent the College District or its programs and services.

REVISED: 06/12