Professional Development Committee

Professional Development Committee group photo

About the Committee


  1. Provide focused professional develoment academies for each employee group (classified, faculty & management). (Strategic Direction 5.1)
  2. Develop a communication plan for disseminating professional development information.
  3. Develop a new employee orientation in conjunction with HR. (Strategic Direction 5.2)
  4. Investigate the Strengths Quest and Strengths Finder concept and provide a recommendation.



To provide and support activities and opportunities which will enhance job performance, personal growth, and social interaction among all Bakersfield College employees, thereby developing a sense of campus community.


Makes recommendations for staff development activities to the College President, and oversees the expenditures created to fund such activities.


To provide and support activities that enhance job performance and encourage professional growth and collegiality among all members of the campus learning community.

Other Information

The Professional Development Committee also offers small scholarships for conference attendance. All interested faculty and staff are encouraged to apply using the application under the Forms section. Send the completed application to: Shohreh Rahman at

This committee communicates with:



Name Email
Todd Coston (Adminstrative Co-Chair)
Judy Ahl (Classified Co-Chair)
John Giertz (Faculty Co-Chair)


Title Name
Administrator Dena Rhoades
Administrator Reese Weltman
Administrator Terri Goldstein
Administrator Karla Young
Administrator VACANT
Faculty-Voting Member VACANT
Faculty-Voting Member Shohreh Rahman
Faculty-Voting Member Bill Moseley
Faculty-Voting Member Diana Cason
Faculty-Voting Member Matt Jones
Classified Isabel Castenada
Classified Tracy Lovelace
Classified Pedro Ramirez
Classified VACANT
Classified VACANT