Budget Committee

About the Committee


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 was reviewed and approved in Fall 2016.


Tasks, Goals, and 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.


Scope of Authority

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


Report To & Communicates With

The Budget Committee reports to and communicates with the College President, College Council, Academic Senate, Faculty Chairs, Staff, and Students.


Committee Website

The Budget Committee website is maintained by Somaly Boles, somaly.boles@bakersfieldcollege.edu.



Vice President of Finance & Administrative Services
Don Chrusciel
Teresa McAllister
College President Sonya Christian
Vice President of Instruction Liz Rozell
Vice President of Student Affairs Zav Dadabhoy
Academic Senate President Steven Holmes
Dean or Director
3 year term



The 4 faculty members are appointed by Academic Senate. At least one faculty member should be a faculty chair and no two faculty should be from the same department. Terms are 3 years and staggered.

Faculty John Gerhold
Faculty Kimberly Nickell
Faculty Nick Strobel
Faculty VACANT



The Classified staff include the CSEA President and 3 classified staff appointed by CSEA, one from Instruction, Student Affairs, and Finance & Administrative Services. Terms are 3 years and staggered.

CSEA President (or Appointee) Tina Johnson
Meg Stidham
Student Affairs
Finance & Administrative Services


Student Government Association

Terms are 1 year.

SGA Nicolas Niko Montero
SGA Manny Zavala


Representatives from other committees or those with particular expertise may be brought in as needs arise for short-term consultation.



Meeting Times

4th Monday, 4:00-5:00 p.m.