(a) The council created pursuant to article two-b of this chapter is the governing board for the West Virginia community and technical college.
(b) The powers and duties of the governing board are as follows:
(1) To assist the public community and technical colleges, branches, centers, regional centers and other delivery sites with a community and technical college mission in any way practicable to meet the goals and objectives set forth in section one-a, article one of this chapter;
(2) To assist in meeting any other goals or objectives adopted by the commission as part of its public policy agenda;
(3) To accept and expend any gift, grant, contribution, bequest, endowment or other money for the purposes of this article;
(4) To exercise all the powers and duties ascribed to governing boards in section four, article two-a of this chapter; and
(5) To meet annually between the months of October and December with the advisory committee of community and technical college presidents and provosts created pursuant to section eight, article two-b of this chapter to discuss those matters relating to community and technical college education in which advisory committee members or the council may have an interest.
(c) The governing board has the following powers and duties as to all institutions:
(1) To coordinate public community and technical colleges, branches, centers, regional centers, and other delivery sites with a community and technical college mission including, but not limited to, those that are free-standing or administratively-linked to a sponsoring institution.
(2) To negotiate arrangements with individual entities who may elect to become units of the college for academic and accreditation purposes while retaining certain administrative links to a sponsoring institution;
(3) To develop the college as a statewide, accredited institution through which multiple, affiliated entities and sites may achieve accreditation;
(4) To provide directly to community and technical colleges, branches, centers, regional centers and other delivery sites with a community and technical college mission, certain support services including, but not limited to, student information systems, registration, financial and accounting systems and employee recordkeeping; and
(5) To exercise all the powers and duties assigned to the council pursuant to the provisions of article two-b of this chapter or by the commission.
(d) Subject to the supervision of the commission, the governing board has the following powers and duties as to any entity meeting the conditions of transfer pursuant to section four of this article:
(1) To govern and have direct academic and administrative responsibility for any public community and technical college, branch, center, regional center, or other delivery site with a community and technical college mission.
(2) To require the entities to seek independent accreditation through the college.
(3) To allocate state budgetary resources to the entity; and
(4) With the advice and consent of the commission, to appoint the administrative heads of institutions governed by the governing board.