Academic Senate Executive Committee & Division Representatives

2020 – 2021 Academic Year

The Academic Senate uses SharePoint and Canvas frequently. All current senators should have access to both sites. Please inform the President and Secretary if you do not. 

Executive Committee
  • President – Dr. Amy Avelar
  • Vice President – Davena Burns-Peters
  • Secretary – Bethany Tasaka
  • Past President – Dr. Celia Huston
  • Accreditation and Outcomes Faculty Co-Chair - Dr. Celia Huston
  • Career Technical Education Chair – Joshua Milligan
  • Curriculum Faculty Co-Chair – Mary Copeland 
  • Distance Education Faculty Co-Chairs - Davena Burns-Peters and Margaret Worsley
  • Educational Policy Chair – Lucas Cuny
  • Election’s Chair – Dr. Adam Pave
  • Equal Opportunity Chair –  Heather Johnson
  • Equivalency Chair – Davena Burns-Peters
  • Financial Policy – Anthony Castro
  • Guided Pathways Faculty Co-Chairs – Matthew Robles, Tahira (Ty) Simpson, & Dr. John Stanskas
  • Honors Chair – Dr. Anthony Blacksher
  • Legislative Chair – Dr. Todd Heibel
  • Personnel Policy Chair – David Smith
  • Program Review Chair – Dr. Celia Huston
  • Student Services Chair – Ailsa Aguilar-Kitibutr, Michelle Tinoco (shadow)                                 
By-Laws 121 “…Each division shall be entitled to at least one (1) representative. In totaling division membership for representation on the Academic Senate, each major fraction of five (three) will entitle a division to an additional representative…” Term Ending Spring of: 
Academic Success & Learning Services (7 FT faculty, 1 senator)  
Patti Wall 2021
   
Applied Technology, Transportation & Culinary Arts (16 FT faculty, 3 senators)  
Anthony Ababat 2021
Tarif (Terry) Halabi 2023
Joshua Milligan 2021
   
Arts & Humanities (37 FT faculty, 7 senators)  
Tammy Allen 2021
Davena Burns-Peters 2022
Lucas Cuny 2022
Diane Hunter 2023
Magdalena Jacobo 2021
Nori Sogomonian 2023
Margaret Worsley 2023
   
Mathematics, Business & Computer Technology  (26 FT faculty, 5 senators)  
Vicente Alvarez 2022
Anthony Castro 2021
David Martin 2022
David Smith 2021
Bethany Tasaka 2023
   
Science (35 FT faculty, 7 senators)  
Jennifer Bjerke 2021
Todd Heibel 2022
Carol Jones 2022
Yolanda Simental 2022
Soha Sobhanian 2021
Maria Valdez 2021
Tatiana Vasquez 2022
   
Social Sciences, Human Development & Physical Education (26 FT faculty, 5 senators)  
John Banola 2021
Kellie Barnett 2022
Kenneth Lawler 2021
Adam Pave 2021
Anthony Blacksher 2022
   
Student Services (30 FT faculty, 6 senators)  
Ailsa Aguilar-Kitibutr 2022
Leslie Gregory 2021
Alicia Hallex 2021
Heather Johnson 2022
Nicole Mendoza 2023
Michelle Tinoco 2023
   
Part-Time Faculty Senators (2 total)  
Jaime Garcia 2021
Mary Lawler 2021