Sir Arthur Lewis Community College (S.A.L.C.C.) was established under the Sir Arthur Lewis Community College Act No. 8 of 1985. The College functions under a unicameral governance structure with a Board of Governors appointed by the incumbent government of the day, at the helm. The Act stipulates that there be up to 7 Board members. The Board is responsible for managing, conducting and supervising the activities, buildings, premises and grounds of College and acts as the adjudicator in discipline cases involving students and/or staff of the institution. The Board is deemed a corporate body under the provision of Section 19 of the Laws of St. Lucia: Interpretation Act.
The SALCC Act defines two standing committees of the Board: the Academic Committee and the Management and Finance Committee. The business of the Board is conducted through its standing committees, which forward any recommendations and/or proposals to the Board through the Principal. The Principal of the College is appointed by the Board and serves as the academic and administrative head of the institution.