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

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 Amber Chiang
Administrator Mary Jo Pasek
Administrator Lesley Bonds
Administrator Gustavo Enriques
Faculty-Voting Member Scott Peat
Faculty-Voting Member Shohreh Rahman
Faculty-Voting Member Bill Moseley
Faculty-Voting Member Moya Arthur
Faculty-Voting Member Diana Cason
Faculty-Non-voting Member Jonathan Schultz
Classified Isabel Castenada
Classified Tracy Lovelace
Classified VACANT
Classified VACANT
Classified VACANT

Meeting Times

1st Friday of the month, 8:30-10 am in L-149

Next Meeting

Professional Development Committee Meeting - December 4th, 2015 Supporting Documents:

Last Meeting

Professional Development Committee Meeting - November 6th, 2015 Supporting Documents: