College Council is a collegial, consultative, and oversight body designed to serve the good of the College. The group facilitates timely, factual, and clear communication between constituents and the President. It provides recommendations to the President on college-wide matters. The Council oversees implementation of the Strategic Directions Plan and ensures institutional quality using ongoing and systematic planning and evaluation to refine key policies and processes, and to improve student learning.
The College Council Charge document was reviewed and approved in Fall 2017.
To address college-wide issues through a collaborative, integrative approach, promoting greater communication that is accessible to the college campus at large, and to facilitate timely and effective decision-making efforts.
This group serves as one of the President’s consultative councils.
Members are determined by either the position they hold or through a selection process established by the constituency group they represent. Term lengths will vary and in cases where a constituency group is comprised of multiple members, the selection process will allow for staggered terms. This will allow for consistent representation and mentoring of new members.
|College Interim President||Zav Dadabhoy|
|Vice President Instruction||Billie Jo Rice|
|Vice President, Student Affairs||Imelda Simos-Valdez|
|Vice President Finance & Administrative Services||Vacant|
|Administrator Student Affairs||Jennifer Achan|
|Administrator Accreditation & Institutional Quality (AIQ)||Jessica Wojtysiak|
|Management Association Representative||Dan Hall|
|Dean, Institutional Effectiveness||Craig Hayward|
|California College Association (CCA) Representative||Ann Tatum|
|Academic Senate President||Nick Strobel|
|Accreditation & Institutional Quality (AIQ) Committee||Grace Commiso|
|Faculty Representative A
(Ag, Allied Health,Applied Science & Tech, BMIT, EIT, Engineering, FACE, Industrial Tech, Nursing)
|Faculty Representative B
(EDUC, English, EMLS, Math)
|Faculty Representative C
(Art, Comm, Foreign Lang, Performing Arts, Philosophy, Social Science)
|Faculty Representative D
(Behaviorial Science, Biology, Kinesiology , Health & Athletics, Public Safety Training Programs, Physical Science)
|Faculty Representative E
(Counseling, Library/Instructional Tech)
|Faculty Representative, Department Chairs||Jason Stratton|
|Faculty Chairs & Directors Council (FCDC) Representative||Alisha Loken|
|Classified School Employees Association (CSEA) President||Christopher Glaser|
|Classified Representative, Instruction||Vacant|
|Classified Representative, Student Affairs||Scott Hallmark|
|Classified Representative, Finance & Administrative Services||Bernadette Martinez|
|Student Government Association (SGA) President||Shehrazad Barraj|
Bakersfield College is improving the main Panorama campus through a series of projects resulting from the voter approved Measure J bond of 2016. Our website, A Better BC has all of the information to keep you updated.
This video is an aerial view of our campus, before Measure J construction updates.
Please contact Debi Anderson (College Council Administrative Support) for more information.