District Governance Council

Description

The District Governance Council (DGC) will serve as the districtwide communication, planning, and review forum on matters pertaining to major issues affecting the District.

Function

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:

  1. Advise the Chancellor on the development and effects of policy implementation;
  2. Advise the Chancellor on matters referred to the council by the respective colleges, Continuing Education or other college/District standing councils;
  3. Provide a forum for districtwide communication to ensure consistent, continuous reporting of information throughout the District; and
  4. 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

    1. Responsibilities
      1. To review and recommend items pending Board of Trustees' consideration and to advise the Chancellor relative to those matters contained therein.
      2. 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.

  1. Authority
    1. The council may request appropriate college/District personnel to provide other services considered necessary to accomplish the functions and responsibilities described and assigned herein.
    2. The council may refer matters to the other college/District standing councils for their review and consideration.
    3. 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.

Relationship

  1. 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.
  2. 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.

Accountability

  1. 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.
  2. 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

Membership 2016-2017



Constance M. Carroll

Chancellor, Committee Chair

District Office

Justin Akers

Academic Senate President

City College

Adrian Arancibia

Academic Senate Designee

Miramar College

Jack Beresford

Director, Communications and Public Relations

District Office

Victor Bocaya

Police Officers Association Representative

District Office

Stephanie Bulger

Vice Chancellor, Instructional Services

District Office

Carlos Turner Cortez

President

Continuing Education

Bonnie Ann Dowd

Executive Vice Chancellor, Business and Technology Services

District Office

 Ava Fakhrabadi    AS President and Student Trustee  Mesa College

Jocelyn Felicano

 AS President and Student Trustee  Miramar College

Rob Fremland

Academic Senate President

Mesa College

Antoinette Griffin

Academic Senate Designee

Continuing Education

Berta Harris

Academic Senate Designee

City College

Patricia Hsieh

President

Miramar College

Terrie Hubbard

Classified Senate President

Miramar 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

Lynn Ceresino Neault

Vice Chancellor, Student Services

District Office

Awana Payne

Classified Senate President

City College

Kim Perigo

Academic Senate Designee

Mesa 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

Denise Whisenhunt

Interim President

City College

Daron Woods AS President and Student Trustee City College

 

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