Committees and Councils


The purpose of the Councils of the Association shall be to serve as a representative group of Missouri community and technical colleges; to address issues that affect higher education in Missouri as applicable to each Council; present and make recommendations to the Presidents/Chancellors Council; develop and improve partnerships and collaboration among Missouri community and technical colleges, and between these colleges and other stakeholders; and promote the continuous improvement of quality education by sharing best practices and through other initiatives.


Departments are the largest subgroups in MCCA. They're used for networking and professional development, but they also add structure and ensure diversity on the MCCA Board of Directors. Each department has three seats on the board of directors, and in the fall members vote to elect a new candidate to represent their department on the board.

Your department is determined by how your college defines each of these categories, but here are some rough guidelines in case you're not sure where you fall.

Administrative Professionals - As the title would indicate, this category includes administrators. Typically this means C-level college leaders and cabinet members.

Classified Staff - This department is made up of support staff. Typically these individuals perform back-office functions like payroll, accounting, clerical work, 

Faculty - This group typically includes anyone whose sole function is instruction at a college. It includes both full-time and adjunct faculty.

Trustees - These are the elected leaders that sit on each college's board of trustees.