Academic Senate

The Academic Senate is the faculty source for college, district, and shared governance information.

The Academic Senate meets at noon on the first four Tuesdays of each month in Rodda North 258.

The faculty is organized through the Academic Senate. Senators are elected by each division on campus to serve a term of two years. The officers are elected campus-wide for a term of two years. The responsibility of the senators is to be an information conduit between their divisions and the Senate and to act on behalf of the division faculty they represent.

In addition, AB1725 charges the Academic Senate with the responsibility for policy development and administrative affairs that pertain to academic and professional matters. The president of the Senate represents the views of faculty on the College Executive Council.

Academic Senate Location

    • Rodda Hall North, RHN 258

Academic Senate Hours

Meets 12-1pm the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month

Academic Senate Officers

Academic Senate Members

Chris Seddon   (Advanced Technology)

Peter Wong  (Advanced Technology)

Dominic Cerri   (Behavioral & Social Sciences)

Charles Whipple   (Behavioral & Social Sciences)

Nadine Kirkpatrick    (Behavioral & Social Sciences)

Nicholas Miller   (Behavioral & Social Sciences)

Shane Logan   (Behavioral & Social Sciences)

Sheley Little   (Business & CIS)

Dan McCarty  (Business & CIS)

Tim Taylor (Business & CIS)

Kris Janssen   (Counseling & Student Success)

Mauricio Gonzalez  (Counseling & Student Success)

Irma Rodriguez  (Counseling & Student Success)

Gioia Fonda   (Humanities & Fine Arts)

Julia Allender   (Kinesiology/Health/Athletics)

Deskaheh Bomberry  (Kinesiology/Health/Athletics)


Holly Davatz   (Language & Literature)

Cassandra Opiela   (Language & Literature)

Duane Leonard   (Language & Literature)

Jodi Angel  (Language & Literature)

Makeba Rangel   (Language & Literature)

Shantra Muther   (Language & Literature)

Susan Griffin   (Learning Resources)

Judy Howe   (Learning Resources)

Mark Hunter   (Math/Statistics/Engineering)

Joseph Phillips   (Math/Statistics/Engineering)

Tsz Yan Ngai    (Math/Statistics/Engineering)

Hector Rodriguez   (Math/Statistics/Engineering)

Bonnie Clark   (Science & Allied Health)

Ken Naganuma   (Science & Allied Health)

Michael Richardson  (Science & Allied Health)

Jaime Sarte   (Science & Allied Health)

Doug Copely   (Science & Allied Health)

Marisa Alviar-Agnew  (Science & Allied Health)

Academic Senate Led Committees