Board of management
UHI Outer Hebrides Board of Management was established under the Further and Higher Education (Scotland) Act 1992. The College is one of 13 independent colleges and research institutions that make up the University of the Highlands and Islands. The University is a tertiary institution providing both further and higher education.
The Board consists of between 13-18 Board members, including the Board Chair, Principal, 2 Student Members, and 2 Staff members (Teaching and Non-Teaching). The remainder comprise non-executive Members with experience in industrial, commercial, financial, educational, voluntary, and other professional areas. The Chair and non-executive Members bring their expertise and experience on a voluntary, non-remunerated basis. UHI Outer Hebrides Board of Management also has two External Observers. They attend Board Meetings but have no voting rights.
The role of the Board is set out in the Scottish Colleges’ Code of Governance 2016 as follows:
Every College in Scotland should be headed by an effective Board of Management, which is unambiguously and collectively responsible for overseeing the College’s activities, determining its future direction and fostering an environment in which the College Mission is achieved, and the potential of all learners is maximised. The Board of Management must ensure compliance with the statutes, ordinances and provisions relating to the College and its framework of governance and, subject to these, take all final decisions on matters of fundamental concern to the College and be accountable for these.