Professional Development Committee

About the Committee

**There is a new BC Committee Website. Please visit the new Professional Development Committee page.


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.

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Scope of Authority

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.

This committee communicates with:

Goals (2022-23)

  1. Integrate the work of the committee with the work of Academic Technology as the lead dept. for PD at the college.
  2. Develop the use of PDC scholarship $$ and the return on investment to campus.
  3. Improve assessment and professional development effectiveness.



 Christie Howell (Adminstrative Co-Chair)

Anita Karr (Classified Co-Chair)

Bernadette Townsend (Faculty Co-Chair)



Administrator - Christie Howell

Administrator - Dan Hall

Faculty-Voting Member - Bernadette Towns

Faculty-Voting Member - Alex Rockey

Faculty-Voting Member - Jessica Black

Faculty-Voting Member - Jennifer Rachal

Faculty-Voting Member - Tori Furman

Faculty-Voting Member - Danny Chavez

Faculty-Voting Member - Jason Ament

Faculty-Voting Member - Regina Adams

Faculty-Voting Member- Anabel Beltran

Faculty-Voting Member- Kristi Wilson

Classified - Chris Glasier

Classified - Aaron Barber

Classified - Anita Karr

Classified - Martha Gonzalez

CSEA - SGA-SGA Senator 6


Professional Development Committee Scholarship

The Professional Development Committee also endeavors to offer small, equitably distributed professional development scholarships to all full-time BC faculty, staff, and administration. To apply for a PDC scholarship, complete the electronic Professional Development Committee Scholarship Application and submit it to

Committee History

Meeting 9/12/23

Meeting 10/10/23

Meeting 11/14/2023

Meeting 12/12/2023- tenative

Meeting 2/13/2024

Meeting 3/12/2024

Meeting 4/9/2024


Meeting Times

2nd Tuesday of the month, 2:00-3:00pm in L160