Accessibility and ADA Task Force

About the Committee


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
Administrative Imelda Valdez
Classified Representative TBD  
Faculty Matthew Andrasian-Jones


Classification Name Email
Classified Michelle Begendik
Classified Christopher Glaser
Classified Aricia Leighton
Classified Vacant  
Classified Vacant  
Classified Vacant  
Classified Vacant  
Dean of Instruction Vacant  
Faculty Antonio Alfaro
Faculty Andrea Thorson
Faculty Elvira Martinez
Faculty Christine Cruz Boone
Faculty Sondra Keckley
Faculty Sylvia Reyes
Faculty Mark Osdale
Faculty Sarah Geiger
Faculty vacant  
Faculty vacant  
Faculty vacant  
Management Tiffany Bell
SGA Vacant  

Non-Voting Members

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

Meeting Times

Second Friday 11 AM - Noon

Last Meeting

Accessibility and ADA Task Force Meeting - February 10th, 2023


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