District Governance Council
The District Governance Council (DGC) will serve as the districtwide communication, planning, and review forum on matters pertaining to major issues affecting the District.
The District Governance Council is a standing council comprised of students, faculty, and staff representatives from throughout the District. The council will meet to share information and review matters concerned with educational programs and services. The DGC shall not address matters which are negotiable (SB 160).
Specifically, the council will:
- Advise the Chancellor on the development and effects of policy implementation;
- Advise the Chancellor on matters referred to the council by the respective colleges, Continuing Education or other college/District standing councils;
- Provide a forum for districtwide communication to ensure consistent, continuous reporting of information throughout the District; and
- Review and make recommendations on major issues, such as the annual District budget, long- range and strategic planning directions, educational and student services plans, and advocacy at the local, state, and national levels.
Responsibility and Authority
- To review and recommend items pending Board of Trustees' consideration and to advise the Chancellor relative to those matters contained therein.
- To receive information through periodic reports on major activities in progress such as development of new processes and services, policy review and development, and budget development.
c. To identify “general issues” for discussion and follow up and/or formal assignment to staff and other committees.
- The council may request appropriate college/District personnel to provide other services considered necessary to accomplish the functions and responsibilities described and assigned herein.
- The council may refer matters to the other college/District standing councils for their review and consideration.
- The council may refer matters of business back to the originating source for reconsideration and revision. In such cases, the council shall state the specific reasons for which referral is made, together with suggestions for revision, if any.
- The council shall serve in an advisory capacity to the Chancellor or his/her designee to promote effective communication and participatory governance throughout the District. The Chancellor shall provide a recording secretary to the council.
- The council shall work cooperatively with other college/District standing councils/committees and such other agencies to carry out its prescribed functions and fulfill its prescribed responsibilities.
- The council is responsible to review with the Chancellor various reports or recommendations prior to their final development and submission to the Board of Trustees.
- The Chancellor is responsible for reporting to the Board of Trustees the substance and the nature of the business transacted.
Reference: Procedure 0020.6.
District Governance Council
|Constance M. Carroll||Chancellor, Committee Chair||District Office|
|Justin Akers||Academic Senate Designee||City College|
|Jack Beresford||Director, Communications and Public Relations||District Office|
|Alana Mahal Bermodes||AS President and Student Trustee||Miramar College|
|Victor Bocaya||Police Officers Association Representative||District Office|
|John Bromma||Academic Senate Designee||Continuing Education|
|Stephanie Bulger||Vice Chancellor, Instructional Services||District Office|
|Sofia Castellani-Staedler||AS President and Student Trustee||Mesa College|
|Carlos Turner Cortez||President||Continuing Education|
|Bonnie Ann Dowd||Executive Vice Chancellor, Business and Technology Services||District Office|
|Rob Fremland||Academic Senate Designee||Mesa College|
|Susana Molina-Bibian||AS President and Student Trustee||City College|
|Patricia Hsieh||President||Miramar College|
|Terrie Hubbard||Classified Senate President||Miramar College|
|Jan Jarrell||Academic Senate President||City College|
|Neill Kovrig||Classified Senate President||Continuing Education|
|Trina Larson||Classified Senate President||Mesa College|
|Pamela Luster||President||Mesa College|
|Jim Mahler||AFT Guild – Faculty Representative||City College|
|Christopher Manis||Vice Chancellor, Facilities Management||District Office|
|Marie McMahon||Academic Senate President||Miramar College|
|Laura Murphy||Academic Senate Designee||Miramar College|
|Lynn Ceresino Neault||Vice Chancellor, Student Services||District Office|
|Joseph Newell||AS President and Student Trustee||Mesa College|
|Awana Payne||Classified Senate President||City College|
|Kim Perigo||Academic Senate President||Mesa College|
|Ricky Shabazz||President||City College|
|Will Surbrook||Vice Chancellor, Human Resources||District Office|
|Robin Watkins||AFT Guild – Office Technical Representative||Mesa College|
|Richard Weinroth||Academic Senate President||Continuing Education|