Budget Committee

Budget Committee Group Picture 2022

About the Committee

Charge

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

The Budget Committee Charter document was reviewed and approved in Fall 2021.

 

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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 education 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.
  • Monitor funding formula terms to devise strategies to maximize funding.
  • 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.
  • Make a recommendation for a Faculty Representative and Classified Representative for Districtwide Budget Committee.
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
  • Vice President of Instruction
  • Vice President of Student Affairs
  • Academic Senate President
  • 1 dean or director. Term: 3 years
  • 5 faculty appointed by the Academic Senate. Term: 3 years (staggered). 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
  • 1 Program Review Committee Liaison
  • 2 Budget Analysts
  • 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 Mike Giacomini
Faculty Co-Chair Steven Holmes

Administration

Role Name
College President Zav Dadabhoy
Vice President, Instruction Billie Jo Rice
Vice President Student Affairs Imelda Simos-Valdez
Academic Senate President Nick Strobel
Dean Lora Larkin

Management

Role Name
Budget Analyst Somaly Boles
Budget Analyst Cristal Rios

Faculty

Role Name
Faculty Representative
3 year term
John Gerhold
Faculty Representative
3 year term
LeAnne Riley
Faculty Representative
3 year term
Teresa McAllister
Faculty Representative
3 year term
Kailani Henry
Faculty Representative
3 year term
Khuram Zaman

Program Review Liaison

Role Name
Program Review Liaison Kimberly Nickell

Classified

Role Name
Classified School Employees Association Designee Ric Jimenez
Classified Representative, Instruction Vacant
Classified Representative, Student Affairs Vacant
Classified Representative, Finance & Administrative Services Jo Ellen Barnes

Students

Role Name
Student Government Association Representative
Director of Finance
Johanna Guzman
Student Government Association Representative
Organization Funding Manager
Cloey Griffiths

 

Meeting Times

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

Last Meeting

Budget Committee Meeting - November 28th, 2022