Classified Senate

Classified Senate promotes the valuable contributions made by classified professionals in creating an environment that will lead to the greatest level of student success. The Senate encourages the exchange of ideas, understanding, and cooperation between classified staff, faculty, administrators, and students in the best interest of enriching the educational environment. We are here to help you meet those goals. Comments and suggestions are always welcome and your participation is greatly appreciated. Classified Senate ensures that the concerns and successes of the staff on campus can be shared.


The third Wednesday of each month, in the Library Conference Room from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. While all classified professionals are welcome to attend, you must secure your administrator's approval.

If you have an item you would like placed on the agenda, you may either notify your area rep or contact Susi Nitzel or Erica Riggs.

Officers & Senators

Senators serve a two-year term and the officers are selected from their ranks. This is the list of Officers and Senators for the 2016-2017 academic year.

We still have areas that need representation so if you are interested in getting more involved, please contact any of the Officers or Senators.

2015-2016 Officers

Susi Nitzel President 2365
Susan Johnson Vice President 8277
Erica Riggs Secretary 8782
Sherry Lawson Treasurer 8206
Ernie Garcia Past President 8748

Email the Officers

2016-2017 Senators

Carol Rains-Heisdorf Administrative Services/Business Office/Institutional Research/Office of Instruction/President's Office/Production/Public Information Office 2225
Jonathan Medina Admissions & Records 2018
Vacant Allied Health, Physical Education & Athletics
Trina Hughes Applied Technology/Career & Technology Center/Fire Academy/Police Academy 5774
Robert Torrez Assessment Center/Counseling/Disabled Students Programs & Services/Vice President of Student Services Office 8078
Barbara Mendoza Bookstore 8733
Virginia Beamer
(filling vacancy)
Building Services 8717
Vacant Business Education/Child Development Center/Social Sciences
Cindy Dunn CalWORKs/Career & Employment Center
Tasha Johnson College Relations/Student Activities/TRIO Programs 8509
Carmen Alessandro District Office/District Operations/District Police/District Programs 6105
Jonathan Medina
(filling vacancy)
Extended Opportunity Programs & Services/Health Services/ International and Veterans’ Programs 8615
Virginia Beamer Financial Aid 8717
Nileen Clark Fine, Performing & Communication Arts/Humanities /Math, Science & Engineering 8099
Andrea Torrez Library & Student Learning Support Services/Technology Support Services 9439
Chris Hornsby Senator-at-Large, 2016-2018 8201
Harry Zahlis Senator-at-Large, 2015-2017 2299

If your area currently does not have representation and you are interested in participating in the Classified Senate, please contact Susi Nitzel by phone, ext 2365 or email:

Committees of the Classified Senate

Friendship Committee

Fundraising Committee

Elections Committee

This committee is charged with locating volunteers for the Officer and Senator positions of the Classified Senate.

Travel & Conference Committee

Staff Development Committee

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