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The Classified Senate represents the voice of the classified staff in all participatory governance matters. The Classified Senate also actively collects, evaluates, and disseminates information to the classified staff; provides classified staff with a formal representative voice in recommending institutional policies and procedures, college goals, plans and priorities; and represents the collective interests of the classified staff before or on any governance or college committee. 

Responsibilities

  • To provide classified staff with a formal structure and effective procedure for participation in the College’s Participatory Governance System, including the development of the College Mission, Vision, Values, plans, policies, and matters related to Accreditation. 
  • To support classified staff participation in college and statewide committees, dealing with governance, planning, and policies. 
  • To promote professional development for all classified staff. 
  • To provide leadership opportunities for classified staff. 
  • To foster communication, understanding and mutual support among the classified staff. 
  • To provide a centralized means of communication between classified staff and the rest of the college community, including but not limited to, administrators, faculty, students and the Board of Trustees. 

2018—2019 Elected Senators

Officers

  • Kim Foulger, President           
  • Maridel Barr, Vice President
  • Monica Applegate, Secretary
  • Valerie Marckwordt, Treasurer

Senators

  • Candace Hansen
  • Janis Olson
  • Melanie Palomino
  • Oksana Pensabene
  • Jenifer Satariano
  • Paul Wilson

Constitution & Bylaws

In November 2010, the Classified Senate recommended a revision to the Classified Senate Constitution and Bylaws that updated the documents and clarified procedures to reflect current practice. 

The revised Constitution and Bylaws were approved by a majority vote of the Classified Staff on November 29, 2010, and Article III was amended in May 2012. 
Constitution, Bylaws, and Statement of Ethics