Strategic Directions

Liz Rozell, Todd Coston, Kate Pluta, Shannon Musser, Grace Commiso, Somaly Boyles

About the Committee

In 2012 Bakersfield College adopted a three-year cycle for developing, implementing, and evaluating its goals and strategic plan. Two Strategic Focus documents served as annual updates to the original plan. Now in the third year of the cycle it is time to evaluate the 2012-13—2014-15 work and develop goals and Strategic Directions to shape the work of the College for the next three years.


  • A Strategic Directions 2015-16—2017-18 document that discusses the development process; identifies key challenges; and describes college goals, data strands, and initiatives.
  • Website that includes the primary document as well as all the supporting materials.



Strategic Directions Core Team

  • Lead: Kate Pluta, Academic Affairs*
  • Grace Commiso, Student Affairs*
  • Liz Rozell, Academic Affairs*
  • Craig Rouse, Finance & Administrative Services*
  • Todd Coston, Information Technology

Strategic Directions Task Force (includes Core Team)

  • Academic Senate:  Kris Toler, Barbara Braid, and Lora Larkin
  • Classified Union President or designee and two CSEA appointees
  • SGA President or designee and one student appointee
  • Management Leadership Association:  Sue Vaughn        
  • CCA chair or designee
  • Executive Leadership: Vice President of Affairs or designee, Vice President of Student Affairs or designee, Vice President of Finance or Administrative Services or designee
  • Data Leads: Janet Fulks, Michael Self, and Lisa Fitzgerald, District Research
  • Equity: Cornelio Rodriguez
  • Rural Initiatives representative:  Veronica Lucas
  • Members at large:  Shane Jett and Odella Johnson

Support Team

  • Somaly Boles (primary)
  • Jennifer Marden (secondary)


*Terms are from the Bakersfield College Organization Chart, 08/05/14, available on the College Council page: (August 28, 2014 meeting)

Committee History

Information about the previous strategic planning efforts can be found at