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 – Davena Burns-Peters
  • Vice President – Margaret Worsley
  • Secretary – Bethany Tasaka
  • Past President – Dr. Celia Huston
  • Accreditation and Outcomes Faculty Co-Chair – Dr. Celia Huston
  • Career Technical Education Chair – Stacy Meyers
  • Curriculum Faculty Co-Chair – Mary Copeland 
  • Educational Policy Chair – Lucas Cuny
  • Elections Chair – Dr. Adam Pave
  • Equal Opportunity Chair –  Heather Johnson
  • Financial Policy – Anthony Castro
  • Legislative Chair – Dr. Todd Heibel
  • Personnel Policy Chair – David Smith
  • Program Review Chair – Dr. Celia Huston
  • Student Services Chair – Ailsa Aguilar-Kitibutr
Frequent Guests of the Executive Committee
  • Accreditation and Outcomes Committee Co-Chair – Dr. Celia Huston 
  • Distance Education Committee Co-Chairs – Davena Burns-Peters and Margaret Worsley
  • Guided Pathways Committee Co-Chairs – Matthew Robles, Tahirah (Ty) Simpson, and Dr. John Stanskas
  • Honors Committee Chair – Dr. Anthony Blacksher
  • Professional Development Coordinator – Rania Hamdy
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
Stacy Meyer 2021
   
Arts & Humanities (37 FT faculty, 7 senators)  
Tammy Allen 2021
Lucas Cuny 2022
Diane Hunter 2023
Magdalena Jacobo 2021
Nori Sogomonian 2023
Margaret Worsley 2023
Vacant 2022
   
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
Nicole Jimenez 2023
Heather Johnson 2022
Tahirah (Ty) Simpson 2021
Michelle Tinoco 2023
   
Part-Time Faculty Senators (2 total)  
Jaime Garcia 2021
Mary Lawler 2021