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Equity, Education, and Student Success Council

Purpose:

The Equity, Education, and Student Success Council guides the College’s policy and planning related to maintaining equity and excellence in all aspects of instructional and student success programs, which fosters a climate of inclusiveness and support. The Council will pay specific attention to ensuring that all students receive the opportunities and support they need to develop a strong foundation for life-long, resilient learning, career success, and global citizenship. This council is responsible for supporting and leading innovative campus strategies that strengthen student access, success, and equity. It seeks opportunities for synergy and collaboration between Instruction and Student Services in order to engage and support students, faculty, staff, and administrators in the ongoing process of transforming the campus culture to be welcoming, safe, and inclusive for all. The Council convenes several joint committees with the Faculty Senate and others. It also reviews policies and procedures related to instructional and student support programs. The Equity, Education, and Student Success Council makes recommendations to the College Council while maintaining a focus on disproportionately impacted students.

Meeting Days/Times:

The Equity, Education, and Student Success Council meets on 1st and 3rd Fridays from 9:30am to 11:00am.

To access the Equity, Education, and Student Success Council minutes, agendas, and other information, please refer to the Equity, Education, and Student Success Council page on Board Docs.

Tri-Chairs:

  • Vikash Lakhani (Vice President for Student Services)
  • Rocco Versaci (Faculty Senate President)
  • Diane Studinka (Acting Vice President for Instruction)

Faculty:

  • Martha Cortes-Rodriguez
  • Alexandra Doyle Bauer
  • Leanne Maunu
  • Patrick O’Brien
  • Peter Ovwiovwio

Counseling Faculty:

  • Tina Barlolong
  • Sabrina Menchaca

Faculty Representative from Pride Center:

  • Abbie Cory

Classified Unit (CCE):

  • Elizabeth Alvarado
  • Alejandro Arrellano
  • Melissa Grant
  • Terhea Williams

Confidential and Supervisory Team (CAST):

  • Tory Haynes (Student Support Program Supervisor appointed by CAST)
  • Mireya Gutierrez-Aguero (Student Support Program Supervisor appointed by CAST)

Associated Student Government (ASG):

  • Vivian Sanchez Rojas
  • Tyesha Tate
  • Stephanie Wu

Administrative Association:

  • Nichol Roe (Instructional Dean)
  • Leslie Salas (Dean of Counseling or designee)
  • Kendyl Magnuson (Director, Enrollment Services)
  • Shauna Moriarty (Student Support Program Supervisor appointed by AA)

Umoja Representative:

  • Mercedes Tiggs

Puente Representative:

  • Cynthia Cordova

Library Representative (Advisory):

  • Marie Templo-Capule

IRP Representative (Advisory):

  • Michelle Barton (back-up)
  • Michael Large

Part-Time Faculty Representative (Advisory):

  • Natalia Volodina

 (Jill D’Errico, Support for Equity Education and Student Success Council)