Budget Committee

Budget Committee members

About the Committee

Charge

The Bakersfield College Budget Committee is a governance committee that supports the college mission, goals and values through comprehensive evaluation of data relevant to the college annual planning process for resource allocation.

The Budget Committee Charge document was reviewed and approved in Spring 2017.

 

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Scope of Authority

All members regardless of individual interests will focus on budget processes and procedures, to ensure alignment of college- wide planning and budget allocations.

 

Tasks, Goals, & Objectives

  • Identify and acquire the necessary training to function effectively as committee members.
  • Recommend a timeline for budget development that takes into account district and state budget deadlines and time for review, response and changes in the proposed allocations before the final decisions are made.
  • Annually review and modify, and communicate the criteria that will be used in making budget decisions for the coming fiscal year.
  • Establish clearly articulated processes for reviewing budget requests.
  • Design and implement a mechanism that allows for timely college review, input, and modification to the proposed budget before it is submitted to the Board of Trustees for approval.
  • Review the budget input and development process and documents completed by department chairs and managers to improve processes and forms. Develop a communication plan to keep the college apprised of information that impacts the budget.
  • Meet at least once a month during the fall and spring semesters with possible meetings during the summer. Annually assess the budget development process.
  • Advocate for timely budget projections from the district office.
  • Provide a representative to participate in the district's Budget Allocation Model review.

 

Alignment With Accreditation

  • Standard III.D – Financial Resources
  • Standard IV.A.3 – Administrators and faculty, through policy and procedures, have a substantive and clearly defined role in institutional governance and exercise a substantial voice in institutional policies, planning, and budget that relate to their areas of responsibility and expertise.

 

Reports To & Communicates With

College President, College Council, Academic Senate, Faculty Chairs, Staff and Students

 

Members

The committee is chaired by the Vice President of Finance and Administrative Services and Faculty Co-Chair. Representatives as follows:

  • College President
  • Executive Vice President of Instruction
  • Vice President of Student Affairs
  • Academic Senate President
  • 1 dean or director. Term: 3 years
  • 4 faculty appointed by the Academic Senate. Term: 3 years (staggered). At least one should be a faculty department chair. No two from the same department.
  • The CSEA President or classified designee from College Council
  • 3 classified staff representatives appointed by the CSEA. One representative each from Student Affairs, Finance and Administrative Services, and Instruction. Term: 3 years (staggered)
  • 1 or 2 Student Government Association representatives. Term: 1 year
  • Representatives from other committees or those with particular expertise may be brought in as needs arise for short-term consultation

 

Members

Chairs

Role Name
Administrative Co-Chair VACANT
Faculty Co-Chair Teresa McAllister

Administration

Role Name
College President Sonya Christian
Vice President, Instruction Liz Rozell
Vice President, Student Affairs Zav Dadabhoy
Academic Senate President Steven Holmes
Dean/Director
3 year term
VACANT

Faculty

Role Name
Faculty Representative
3 year term
John Gerhold
Faculty Representative
3 year term
Kimberly Nickell
Faculty Representative
3 year term
Nick Strobel
Faculty Representative
3 year term

Gayle Richardson

 

Classified

Role Name
Budget Analyst Brenda Gamlowski
Classified School Employees Association President Tina Johnson
Classified Representative, Instruction Meg Stidham
Classified Representative, Student Affairs VACANT
Classified Representative, Finance & Administrative Services Jo Ellen Patterson

Students

Role Name
Student Government Association Representative
Director of Finance
Jonathan Maddon
Student Government Association Representative
Organization Funding Manager
Lee Caldwell

 

Meeting Times

Meets the 4th Monday of each month, 04:00-05:00 PM.

Next Meeting

Budget Committee Meeting - January 28th, 2019

Last Meeting

Budget Committee Meeting - November 26th, 2018