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.

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.


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


Student Learning

A commitment to provide a holistic education that develops curiosity, inquiry, and empowered learners.

Student Progression & Completion

A commitment to eliminate barriers that cause students difficulties in completing their educational goals.


A commitment to improve the maintenance of and secure funding for college facilities, technology, and infrastructure for the next thirty years.

Oversight & Accountability

A commitment to improve oversight, accountability, sustainability, and transparency in all college processes.

Leadership & Engagement

A commitment to build leadership within the College and engagement with the community.

    Other Information

    This committee communicates with:



    • Chaired by Vice President of Finance and Administrative Services and Faculty Co-Chair
    • 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 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





    Meeting Times

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

    Last Meeting