Safety Advisory Committee

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About the Committee


The Safety Advisory Committee promotes the campus safety, security, and emergency preparedness to endeavor to create a safe and secure learning and working environment for the campus community. The committee reviews and makes recommendations on campus safety and security issues brought forth by students, staff, and faculty. The committee provides recommendations for safety policies and programs; and assists with the emergency procedures program. Members of this committee may be requested to serve on the District-wide Safety Committee.


Scope of Authority

Hold regular meetings once a month. Maintain written records of all meetings, including meeting agendas and minutes, post minutes and agendas on the Safety Committee website. Establish a system to obtain and review safety-related suggestions, reports of hazards, or other information directly from all persons involved in the operations workplace that would help in creating a safe work environment. Make recommendations regarding correction of the hazards. Review and maintain the college red bag emergency response training and maintenance of the active list of emergency responders.

Reports To

Academic Senate, College Council, Vice President of Finance & Administration, College President

Communicates With

College Community

Revision History

Approved by College Council, 03/31/21
Approved by Academic Senate, 03/24/21
Proposed by Safety Advisory Committee, 02/16/21
Approved by College Council, 12/07/18
Approved by Academic Senate, 11/14/18



Role Name
Administrative Co-Chair (Executive Director, College Safety) Shelly Castaneda
Faculty Co-Chair Roy Allard (Engineering & Systems)
Classified Co-Chair (from CSEA Executive Board) Tina Johnson (CSEA Chapter President)


Role Name
Manager, Human Resources at Bakersfield College Amalia Calderon
Dean, Student Life Nicky Damania
Executive Director, Maintenance & Operations Marcos Rodriguez
Associate Director, Athletics Keith Ford
Director, Public Safety Training VACANT
Manager, Community Relations & Events Mary Jo Pasek
Manager, Food Services Fidel Cabuena
Manager, Child Development Center Rosita Barron
Director, Student Health & Wellness Center Charles Collom


Role Name
Faculty Representative, Area A (Agriculture, Allied Health, Fire Tech, Business Management & Information Technology, Engineering & Systems, Family and Consumer Education, Nursing) Catherine Jones (Engineering & Systems), Roy Allard (Engineering & Systems)
Faculty Representative, Area B (Education, English, English for Multilingual Speakers, Mathematics) VACANT
Faculty Representative, Area C (Art, Communication, Foreign Languages, Performing Arts, Philosophy, Social Science) Ronnie Wrest (Art)
Faculty Representative, Area D (Behavioral Science, Biology, Health & Physical Education, Physical Science) Deborah Rosenthal (Physical Science)
Faculty Representative, Area E (Counseling, Library, Instructional Technology) VACANT
Faculty Representative, Community College Association rep VACANT


Role Name
Classified Representative, Instruction VACANT
Classified Representative, Finance & Administrative Services VACANT
Classified Representative, Student Services VACANT


Role Name
Student Government Representative Krystal Knox (Senator)
Student Government Representative Shehrazad (Raz) Barraj (Senator)

Non-Voting Members

Role Name
Executive Director, Risk Management (District Office) Joseph Grubbs


Report A Safety Concern or Request First Aid Supplies

To report any safety concern or to request first aid supplies (for STAFF only), contact College Safety at or (661) 395-4554.

To request first aid supplies (for STUDENTS only), contact Student Health & Wellness Center at or (661) 395-4336.


Meeting Times

2nd Wednesday of each month, 9-10 AM

Next Meeting

Safety Advisory Committee Meeting - November 10th, 2021

Last Meeting

Safety Advisory Committee Meeting - October 13th, 2021