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Classified Professionals Serving on Committees

Serving on Collegial and Operational Committees

Collegial Consultation Committees are a reflection of the spirit and requirement outlined in Assembly Bill 1725 (1988): "the right to participate effectively in district and college governance, and the opportunity to express their opinions at the campus level and to ensure that these opinions are given every reasonable consideration, and the right of academic senates to assume primary responsibility for making recommendations in the areas of curriculum and academic standards." These committees draw their membership from all employee groups and may include student or community representation. They are charged with examining issues relevant to their particular area of focus, fostering dialog on possible solutions, and ultimately making recommendations for moving forward.

College of the Canyons Committee Operational Procedures

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  • Unless designated otherwise in the procedures associated with this policy, committee member appointments will be made in the following manner: Faculty members will be appointed by the president of the Academic Senate. Classified staff members will be appointed by the president of the Classified Senate. Student members will be appointed by the president of the Associated Student Government. Other committee members will be appointed by the Chancellor.

Classified employees are STRONGLY encouraged by the Classified Senate to participate in college governance through committee attendance and participation. This list contains the most up-to-date information regarding which classified employees are assigned to which committees. If you are currently serving on a committee and do not see your name/committee on this list, please inform the Classified Senate ASAP.

Committee Reports

You may submit your committee report by dropping it off at the Classified Senate mailbox in the mailroom, emailing the report to any of the Senate officers, or by submitting your report through our the:

Online Report Submission Page

Please note: One Report Submission page will be activated soon.

Submitted reports will be read at the regular Classified Senate chapter meeting.

Classified Senate Sub-Committee List
  • Canyons Cares is a Classified Professional-led initiative that seeks to improve the student experience through student-employee supportive and personalized interactions. Originally derived from the Institute for Evidence Based Change “Caring Campus” movement, Canyons Cares strives to establish a local culture of caring and empathy while imparting a sense of belongingness on our students and campus visitors. Philosophically aligned with the Guided Pathways work, this initiative aims to improve student satisfaction, connectedness, College pride, engagement, and retention. Through ongoing innovative projects, trainings, communications, and systematic reviews of our practices and behaviors, Canyons Cares aims to ingrain the principle that every employee plays a meaningful role in student success regardless of position.

    While hosted on the Classified Senate website, the Canyons Cares iniatiave is jointly led by the Classified Senate and CSEA Ch. 725 Leadership. 

    Classified Member(s) serving:

    • Joanna Kelly (Canyons Cares Lead)
    • Michael Monsour
    • Lindsey Ceo
    • Lisette Godinez
    • Justin Bradshaw
    • Sarah Ramos
    • Yarely Gonzalez
    • Gina Thompson
    • Hilary Skoch (Full-Time Faculty)
  • The Social Engagement Committee serves to help promote social events for all classified professonals. This committee seeks to promote various social events via the Classified Senate social media accounts, through social engagements such as trivia nights, open houses, meet ups, movie nights, and more!

    Classified Member(s) serving:

    • Yarley Gonzalez (Committee Chair/Social Engagement Senator)
    • Lindsey Ceo (Canyon Country Rep)
    • Joanna Kelley 
    • Lisette Godinez
  • The Policy Review and Development Committee serves is tasked with reviewing and providing recomendations to various Board Policies and Administrative Procedures. Classified Professionals serving on this committee will engage in review, assessment and critique of various policies when necessary. The committee will meet as needed and may include campus consituent group when appropriate. 

    Classified Member(s) serving:

    • Pending (Committee Chair)

Collegial Consultation Committee List
  • The Advocacy Committee is comprised of representatives from key campus stakeholder groups; including faculty, classified staff, students, and administrators. The committee’s purpose is to evaluate state and federal legislative decision-making that affects College of the Canyons. The committee reviews and discusses legislation proposed at the state and federal levels and examines the potential impacts that legislation may have on students, faculty, staff, and administrators, as well as college operations. The state budget is included in those discussions, as well as decisions made by the California Community Colleges Board of Governors. Based on potential impacts, the committee recommends positions that the district should take on legislation, such as oppose or support. Committee membership includes administrators, as well as faculty and classified staff appointed by their designed representative bodies. The committee also includes Foundation board members and community stakeholders who offer an external perspective on issues, and advocate on behalf of the college.

    FOCUS Advocacy Committee members will:

    • Review legislation introduced by the California Assembly and U.S. Congress and discuss its potential benefits to and impacts on the college;
    • Receive information on the state budget as it applies to the District’s budget;
    • Review state and local ballot measures that impact the college;
    • Become educated about how state and federal legislation is developed to increase understanding about how policy decisions affect college operations; and
    • Disseminate information to constituents regarding legislation and bring feedback through Committee representatives.

    CO-CHAIRS Chancellor and Vice President of Public Information, Advocacy & External Relations.

    CONNECTS TO Executive Cabinet via Chancellor and Vice President of Public Information, Advocacy & External Relations

    Classified Member(s) serving: VACANT

  • Communicate and share information with departments where there is an overlap in function and delivery options. Identify best practices and collaborations we want to pursue, both internal and external; Leverage efforts across departments and divisions for maximum results. Develop advocacy priorities for future regulation changes that need to occur. Create a network of interrelated services and programs that enable us to serve new targets and populations in a flexible, timely, and current manner. Reframe a “brand” for working with businesses and industries and the training of the workforce.

    Classified Member(s) serving: Yarely Gonzalez

  • The College Planning Team is the campus body that oversees the planning efforts of the college, evaluates the college’s effectiveness, works to integrate college data into planning processes across the campus, ensures (via pro-gram review, data analysis and self-study) that those efforts are tied to the college’s strategic plan and vision for the future, and initiates redesign efforts on campus. A committee within CPT is the Performance Indicators Committee. This committee sets targets for performance indicators, monitors progress to achieving targets, and analyzes strategies for achieving targets across the college.

    Classifed Member(s) serving: Yarely Gonzalez

  • Responding to proposed changes in district policy, the CPC meets on an as-needed basis to review policy changes and new district policies proposed by the Academic Senate, Student Senate, Classified Senate, and Administration. CPC is comprised of representatives from the faculty, classified, administration and student leadership. The CPC’s review of proposed policy is the last stop prior to presentation to the Board of Trustees. Such reviews consider consistency with existing policy, compliance with education code, Title 5, and applicable laws. Additionally, CPC considers the appropriateness of the proposed policies, or modifications, in relation to established District goals and objectives.

    Classified Member(s) serving: Cynthia Madia and Evis Wilson

  • College of the Canyons’ enrollment management planning, procedures, and strategies have a primary focus on sustaining long-term student success. This is done in a manner that implements mission-focused college plans in a cost-effective and sustainable manner. The Enrollment Management Team ensures that ongoing college-wide dialogue plays a central role the coordination, implementation, and philosophical approaches relating to the management of student enrollment at College of the Canyons. The Enrollment Management Plan is designed to help frame annual discussion, guide planning decisions, and ensure the integration of enrollment planning processes with college-wide planning.

    Classified Member(s) serving: Lindsey Ceo

  • This committee has three main objectives: To review progress toward the completion of the college's Master Plan for facility development; to identify off-campus sites for educational delivery; and to identify projects for funding in the area of capital outlay.

    Classified Member(s) serving: Justin Bradshaw

  • The Institutional Effectiveness and Inclusive Excellence (IE)2 Steering Committee, a subcommittee of the College Planning Team, is designed to facilitate streamlined processes, improve communication and improve collaboration through its regular, coordination of meetings between student government, academic senate, student equity and achievement, basic skills, non-credit, Strong Workforce, and other groups as applicable (e.g., grant funded projects). The (IE)2 committee is dedicated to leveraging resources, both fiscal and human, equity and inclusion, as catalysts for institutional effectiveness and student success, which are aligned with the College’s institutional mission to be an institution of excellence and to provide student support to facilitate equitable student success COLLEGE OF THE CANYONS DECISION MAKING 81 and maximize opportunity for all students. (IE)2 also supports key priorities and frameworks such as the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office Vision for Success, Call to Action, and Guided Pathways.

    TRI-CHAIRS Assistant Superintendent/Vice President, Student Services Associate Vice President, Institutional Research, Planning, Institutional Effectiveness & CCC Initiatives Associate Vice President, Instruction.

    CONNECTS TO Executive Cabinet via Chancellor, Vice President of Student Services, Vice President of Instruction, and Vice President CCC, Institutional Research and Planning, & Grants

    Classified Member(s) serving: Yarely Gonzalez; Joanna Kelly

  • The President's Advisory Council-Budget (PAC-B) is designed to provide oversight of the development of the budget, encourage understanding of the budget on an ongoing basis and work to ensure that the budget allocation process is driven by campus-wide planning and strategic priorities.

    Classfied Member(s) serving: Andrea Varney; 1 VACANCY

  • The Safety Committee’s primary focus is to bring employees and administration together to provide and maintain a safe workplace, and to ensure the safety and welfare of employees and students. Issues of safety are referred to this team for discussion, action or policy recommendation. The Safety Committee serves to facilitate and encourage employee knowledge about safe work practices and accident prevention.

    Classified Member(s) serving: 2 VACANCIES

  • Promotes, evaluates, and recommends new technology for the District. Conducts discussion on upcoming trends in technology. Creates and executes the Technology Master Plan for the District.

    Classified Member(s) serving: Scott McAfee

  • Classified Member(s) serving: Scott McAfee

Operational Committees List
  • Classified Member(s) serving: VACANT
  • Classified Member(s) serving: VACANT
  • Classified Member(s) serving: VACANT
  • Classified Member(s) serving: VACANT
  • Classified Member(s) serving: Marilyn Jimenez; Michael Monsour
  • The Classified Development Committee organizes the annual Classified Development Day, as well as other professional development workshops and activities throughout the year for the classified staff.


    • Represents constituent professional development training needs;
    • Assesses professional development training needs and designs programs to respond to those needs;
    • Organizes the annual Classified Development Day event workshops, speakers, and activities;
    • Evaluates training to determine if it was beneficial to their constituent group;
    • Researches ideas for new training topics that appeal to their constituent group;
    • Assists Professional Development Director in identifying potential presenters/speakers for training topics; and
    • Promotes training opportunities to ensure a high level of participation from their constituent group.

    CO-CHAIRS Classified staff members are appointed by CSEA.

    CONNECTS TO Assistant Superintendent/Vice President of Human Resources.


    Classified Member(s) serving: VACANT

  • Classified Member(s) serving: VACANT
  • A cross-functional team of representatives from the various employee groups on campus that plan diversity related events and programs. This team was established to help raise awareness, coordinate offerings, and plan celebratory/educational events related to diversity for both campuses. Diversity continues to be a very important topic for our campuses and this group was established to infuse diversity topics/issues into various areas of our campus practices

    Classified Member(s) serving: Marilyn Jimenez; Preeta Saxena

  • Classified Member(s) serving: VACANT
  • The District established an Equal Employment Opportunity Advisory Committee (EEOAC) to assist the District in implementing its Plan in 2010. The EEOAC may also assist in promoting an understanding and support of equal opportunity and nondiscrimination policies and procedures. The EEOAC sponsors events, trainings, and other activities that promote equal employment opportunity, nondiscrimination, retention and diversity

    Classified Member(s) serving: VACANT

  • Classified Member(s) serving: Joanna Kelly
  • Classified Member(s) serving: VACANT
  • Classified Member(s) serving: VACANT
  • Classified Member(s) serving: VACANT
  • Classified Member(s) serving: VACANT

Other Campus Wide Committees
  • Classified Member(s) serving: VACANT
  • Classified Member(s) serving: VACANT
  • Classified Member(s) serving: VACANT
  • Classified Member(s) serving: VACANT