Accessibility and ADA Task Force

About the Committee

**There is a new BC Committee Website. Please visit the new Accessibility and ADA Task Force page.


The Accessibility Task Force is a 2-year effort that functions as a task force of the entire campus community. The primary purpose of this task force is to:

  • Generate awareness of accessibility and accommodations-related regulations, professional development opportunities, and efforts.
  • Create a Bakersfield College-based Accessibility Plan
  • Make recommendations to Academic Senate, Administration, and District.
  • Conduct an annual accessibility and ADA climate survey
  • Review and ensure implementation of recommendations from Accessibility Report for Kern Community
    College District.

The Accessibility and ADA Task Force Charge document was reviewed and approved on April 22, 2022.

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Scope of Authority

The Accessibility Task Force serves as a recommending body to the Academic Senate and college administration on matters pertaining to accessibility and accommodations.

  • Co chaired by one administrative representative, one classified representative, and one faculty representative.
  • 1 - Dean of Instruction
  • 1 - Management Representative
  • 11 - Faculty REpresentatives
  • 7 - Classified Representatives
  • 1 - SGA Representative
Non-voting Membership
  • 1 Classified - Welcome Center
  • 1 Classified - Admission and Records
  • 1 Classified - Media Services

(Preferred membership includes but is not limited to representatives from the offices of DSPS, Academic Technology, Marketing & Public Relations, and the SGA).



Classification Name Email
Management Tiffany Bell, DSPS
Classified Representative Chris Glaser
Faculty Chris "CCB" Cruz Boone, Communication


Classification Name Email
Classified Michelle Begendik, Deaf Svc. Coordinator/Advisor, DSPS
Classified Aricia Leighton, Marketing and Public Relations
Classified Jessalyn Choate, BC Southwest
Classified Frank Lizarde, Alt-media Specialist, DSPS
Classified Vacant  
Classified Vacant  
Classified Vacant  
Faculty  Vacant  
Faculty Antonio Alfaro, Counseling/ DSPS
Faculty Sarah Geiger, Nursing
Faculty Matt Jones, Academic Technology
Faculty Sondra Keckley, Library
Faculty Elvira Martinez, Counseling/ DSPS
Faculty Mark Osdale, Communication
Faculty Sylvia Reyes, Counseling/ DSPS
Faculty Kimberly Bligh, Education

Faculty Michael Huerta Jr., Anthropology
Faculty Bernadette Madrid, Counseling/ DSPS
Faculty vacant  
SGA Johanna Guzman

Non-Voting Members

Title Name Email
Program Manager, DSPS Katrina Marquez
Classified - Welcome Center Vacant  
Classified - Admissions & Records Vacant  
Classified - Media Services Vacant   
Dean- Instruction  Andrea Thorson


Meeting Times

First Tuesday 4:00-5:00 PM via Zoom

Last Meeting

Accessibility and ADA Task Force Meeting - November 7th, 2023


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