Boards of Trustees

Discover the influential force behind our College’s success - our dedicated Board of Trustees. Comprised of nine elected representatives, the WCJC Board shapes our institution’s direction through their strategic leadership. Learn more about how our trustees are elected and explore the significant decisions made as part of the Board process.

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Board Meetings

Regular meetings of the Board of Trustees are held on the third Tuesday of each month, beginning at 6:30 p.m., in the Hutchins Memorial Board Room at Wharton County Junior College, 911 Boling Highway, Wharton, Texas 77488. 

Current Board meeting information can be found on the College’s BoardBook website.

How to Become a Trustee

Interested in becoming a Board member? Candidates must submit a written application, dated, signed and sworn by the candidate before a person authorized to administer an oath. Applications must be filed with the Secretary of the Board of Trustees prior to the published deadline for that election cycle.   WCJC Election Notices

Application Must-Haves

Applications must include the following information:

  • The candidate’s name, date of birth, and occupation
  • The candidate’s residence address or the address at which the candidate receives mail with a description of the location of the candidate’s residence
  • The candidate’s length of continuous residence in Texas and in the district as of the date the candidate swears to the application
  • If available, a public mailing address and an email address at which the candidate receives correspondence relating to the candidate’s campaign
  • The office sought, including any place or other distinguishing number and an indication of whether the office sought is for a full or unexpired term
  • Statements that the candidate is a U.S. citizen; have not been determined by a court to be mentally incapacitated; has not been convicted of a felony; is aware of the nepotism law; and swears an oath to support and defend the U.S. and Texas Constitution and laws

Eligibility Requirements

Did you know our trustees serve a six-year term? To be eligible to earn a position as a board member, an individual must:

  • A United States citizen
  • Is 18 years of age or older on the first day of the term to be filled at the election or on the date of appointment, as applicable
  • Has not been determined by a final judgment of a court exercising probate jurisdiction to be totally mentally incapacitated or partially mentally incapacitated without the right to vote
  • Has not been convicted of a felony
  • Has resided continuously in the state for 12 months and in the territory from which the office is elected for six months immediately preceding the following date:
    • For an independent candidate, the date of the regular filing deadline for a candidate's application for a place on the ballot
    • For a write-in candidate, the date of the election at which the candidate’s name is written in
    • For an appointee to an office, the date the appointment is made;
  • Is registered to vote in the territory from which the office is elected on the date described above
  • Satisfies any other eligibility requirements prescribed by law for the office