Facilities & Sustainability Committee

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About the Committee


To review and provide recommendations for new and improved facilities and infrastructures, to enhance current and future learning environments as well as a responsibility to maintain, sustain and renew our institution’s fiscal, human and environmental resources for all current and future students, community, faculty, and staff to the College Council and Academic Senate.


The Facilities and Sustainability Committee Charge document was reviewed and approved in December 2021.


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Scope of Authority

To review on-going and proposed projects that impacts the campus and its facilities. To cultivate a universal culture of responsibility in which the entire campus community is aware of, engaged in and committed to advancing environmental awareness and sustainable practices through education, research, operations and community service activities.


Tasks, Goals, & Objectives


  • Strategically plan, budget and implement for campus upgrades.
  • Work with the District Facilities Department for campus prioritized construction projects.
  • Identify and prioritize areas of improvement on campus.
  • Grant support – Facilities upgrade support for various grants.
  • Coordination of construction projects with Office of Instruction and Facilities & Events for minimal impact to staff, students and community.



  • Develop sustainability policies and procedures.
  • Develop a long-term plan for implementing sustainable practices.
  • Recommend new initiatives to promote sustainable practices to the College.
  • Communicate, educate, and promote sustainable efforts to campus community.
  • Improve recycling efforts campus-wide.
  • Determine ways the college can reduce its impact on the environment.
  • Provide an annual report to the campus community on sustainability progress (progress report card) with benefits and cost analysis.



Alignment With Accreditation

Standard III.B - Physical Resources


Reports To & Communicates With

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



The committee is chaired by the Vice President of Finance & Administration and Faculty Co-Chair (2-yr term).

  • Administration (4) includes the Facilities, Operations, and Maintenance Manager
  • Faculty (5) from five different departments not including the Faculty Co-Chair 
  • Classified (4) representatives 
  • Student Government Association (2) representatives 






Role Name
Administrative Co-Chair Marcos Rodriguez
Faculty Co-Chair Pamela Kelley
Administrative Support Ricardo Jimenez
Administrative Rep Jim Coggins 
Administrative Rep Stephen Waller
Administrative Rep Kristin Rabe 
Administrative Rep Mike Giacomini 


Role Name
Faculty Rep Tim Heasley 
Faculty Rep Chris McCraw
Faculty Rep Dinorah Castro 
Faculty Rep Vic Posey
Faculty Rep Chris Benker



Role Name
Classified Rep Timothy Hernandez
Classified Rep Juan Torres
Classified Rep Martha Gonzalez


Role Name
Student Rep Senator Chantal Ramirez
Student Rep Senator Krystal Knox


Staff Parking Subcommittee

Staff Parking Subcommittee Webpage

The Facilities & Sustainability Committee approved the formation of the Staff Parking Subcommittee on March 6, 2019. This committee will examine current staff parking data, usage, and issues. They will report back to the full Committee at each meeting until their timeline has ended.


A Better BC

The Facilities & Sustainability Committee utilizes the A Better BC website to track the progress of construction updates at Bakersfield College.


Campus Commitment

The Facilities & Sustainability Committee's commitment is to review recommendations for facilities and to address our institution's environmental resources. The committee members represent all areas of the college, gather input from those areas, discuss that input within the committee, and recommend necessary actions. Please feel free to contact the representative of your area (listed in Members) to provide your suggestions.


Committee Resources

Bakersfield College Facilities Master Plan, updated Spring 2018


Committee History

Meeting Times

First Wednesday of the month, 1:00-2:00pm via Zoom

Next Meeting

Facilities & Sustainability Committee Meeting - February 2nd, 2022 Supporting Documents:

Last Meeting

Facilities & Sustainability Committee Meeting - December 1st, 2021 Supporting Documents: