About

Mission, Organization & Purpose

The mission of Classified Senate is to participate effectively in the formation of college policy and procedures. The Classified Senate expresses the view of classified professionals in the shared governance process, excluding all areas of Collective Bargaining.

  • —We want to promote and facilitate the exchange of ideas among classified professionals, faculty, and administrators
  • Maintain our commitment to the vision, mission, and core values of Fullerton College
  • —Encourage classified professionals involvement in campus committees
  • Voice classified needs, concerns, viewpoints and recommendations on college issues
  • —Promote the recognition of classified professionals as a valued part of the college workforce

Current Objectives:

  • —Educating the campus on Classified Senate purpose
  • —Increase information sharing amongst shared governance committees
  • —Creating a welcome for newly hired classified employees
  • —Updating the Classified Senate website
  • President’s Advisory Council
  • Accreditation
  • Annual Reports
  • Bookstore Advisory Committee
  • Budget Development Principles
  • Campus Planning Flow Chart
  • Campus Smoking Policy & Enforcement
  • Emergency Operation Plans
  • Functional Map of College
  • Going Green
  • Institutional Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)
  • Master Plan
  • Planning Model
  • Shared Governance Committee Composition
  • Smoking Education Proposal
  • Staff Development Goals & Objectives
  • Student Drop Off & Pick Up Areas
  • Student Equity Plan
  • Technology Implementation and Planning
Classified Senate By-laws (PDF)

—Each Fall and Spring semester, Classified Senate awards one classified professional with a Classified Recognition Award.

—The recipient is nominated by administrators, faculty, staff, or students and represents an individual who has demonstrated outstanding job performance, a positive attitude, and has shown exemplary interpersonal and leadership skills in his/her area, and across the Fullerton College campus as a whole.

—The winners of the Fall and Spring Classified Recognition Award are then considered for the Classified Professional of the Year Award.

Past Award Recipients: 

  • ‘06 – ‘07: Anita Ward (Fall) & AeYoung Kim-Shepard (Spring)
  • ‘07 – ‘08: Tish Ball (Fall) & Lisa Gomber (Spring)
  • ‘08 – ‘09: Catherine Parks (Fall) & Rena Negrete (Spring)
  • ‘09 – ‘10: Greg Menchaca (Fall) & Juan Cuevas (Spring)
  • ‘10 – ‘11: Carol Rehfield (Fall) & Cynthia Sands (Spring)
  • ‘11 – ‘12: Linda Millikan (Fall) & Darin Acierno (Spring)
  • ‘12 – ‘13: Layna Santana (Fall) & Sandy March (Spring)
  • ‘13 – ’14: Efrain Villanueva (Fall) & Lou Kavanaugh (Spring)
  • ‘14 – ‘15: Les-Sie’ Crockrom (Fall) & Jim McKamy (Spring)
  • ’15 – ’16: Charlesworth Fraser (Fall) & Linda Millikan (Spring)

2016 Fall Nominees 

  • Fred Aguilar, Maintenance & Operations
  • Armando Balderas, Campus Safety
  • Jonathan Brown, Campus Safety
  • Carlos Cano, Campus Safety
  • David Cook, Academic Support Center (2016 Award Recipient) 
  • Antionese Cotton, EOPS/CARE
  • Maia Cox, Academic Support Center
  • Lisa Funaoka, Admissions & Records
  • Elizabeth Guzman,
  • Sharon Howard, Admissions & Records
  • Kim Louie Jeu, Admissions & Records
  • Karen McDowell, Social Sciences
  • Jennifer Merchant, Counseling/Career & Life Planning
  • Miguel Miranda, Facilities
  • Carol Rehfield, Humanities
  • Layna Santana, Mailroom
  • Jeanette Sorenson, Library/LRISPS
  • Laurie Triefenbach, Office of VP Instruction – Catalog/Schedule
  • Anita Ward, Physical Education
  • Deborah West, Campus Safety