Student Equity Committee

Standing Committee

Student Equity Committee Charge

The Student Equity Committee (SEC) helps the college successfully serve the educational needs of college students who seek higher education regardless of their social, educational, ethnic or cultural backgrounds, sexual orientation, gender expression, age, and/or disabilities.  The committee maintains and implements the Student Equity Plan that monitors student access, progress, success, completion, transfer and employment, as well as works to support an inclusive campus climate and environment for all students.  The committee makes recommendations and offers strategies for action through the shared governance structure to address discrepancies that exist for underrepresented/underserved students.  In addition, the Committee supports the Student Success and Support Program (SSSP) which assists students with successful entry, placement, progression, and achievement of their educational goals.

Student Equity Committee Alignment with Accreditation Standards


Student Equity Committee Meeting Schedule
1st Friday of each month from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Meeting Location: Learning Resource Center, LRC 105

(Exceptions: January meeting will not be held.)





Other Committee Items:


2017-18 Student Equity Committee Membership

Committee Chairs:
Manager: Molly Springer, Student Services
Classified: Sandra Belmares, Student Services
Faculty: Helen Rice, Science & Allied Health

Administrative Members:
Martin Ramirez, STEM Equity and Success Initiative
Lorena Ruedas, Students in A Global Economy
Carl Sjovold, Behavioral & Social Sciences

Classified Members:
Silvia Aguirre-Barr, Business & CIS
Ramona Cobian, CalWorks
Alisa Foreman, Financial Aid
Tiffanie Ho, Planning, Research and Institutional Effectiveness
Deborah Knowles, Counseling and Student Success
Ashley Lanham, Language and Literature
Halley Lepper, Student Leadership & Development
Irina Marsant, Student Equity
Ashu Mishra, West Sacramento Center
Dawn Pedersen, Information Technology

Faculty Members:
Mary Sue Allred, Counseling and Student Success
Marisa Avendano, Kinesiology, Health and Athletics
Riad Bahhur, Behavioral & Social Sciences
Julie Colombo, Language and Literature
Hayley Laird, Language and Literature
Angie Lambert, Mathematics, Statistics and Engineering
Antonio Lopez, Learning Resource Center
Belinda Lum, Behavioral & Social Sciences
Irma Rodriguez, Counseling and Student Success
Michael Severson, Humanities and Fine Arts
Meili Xu, Business & CIS

Student Members:
Irma Gonzalez
Moises Ramirez
Peter Wallinder