Under the direction of the Academic Senate President and the Committee of the Whole,
the committee conducts elections in accordance with the bylaws and academic regulations
and recommends changes as needed in the Academic Senate constitution and bylaws. The
committee shall not endorse or campaign for candidates and ensures that Senate resources
are not used for such purposes.
Conduct elections for Academic Senate and Curriculum committee representation during
the Spring semester.
Ensure compliance with and integrity of the process set forth in the Academic Senate
In conjunction with the Dean of Academic Affairs, oversees compliance with the Department
Chair election process. May occur in Fall or Spring depending on Chair terms and special
Reviews the Academic Senate Constitution and By-Laws annually and when appropriate,
brings committee recommendations to the Academic Senate.
Considers other matters deemed as appropriate by the Academic Senate. (Revised March
14, 2006; 47-0)
Lourdes Arevalo, Modern Languages & Cultures (June 2022-June 2026)
Sang Chi, History (June 2022-June 2026)
Mark Tomasic, Dance (Winter 2022-June 2024)
Dana Nasser, Business (Winter 2022-June 2023)
All tenured faculty, including the current chair, are eligible to serve as the department
chair. All tenured and probationary full-time faculty are eligible to vote in the
election. The timeline for the process is as follow:
By end of Week 4 Fall semester
Departments notified of election and timeline
By end of Week 6 Fall
Self- nominations to Dean of Academic Affairs and ERC Chair by 5:00 pm accepted
By end of Week 7 Fall
Department notified of nominees
By end of Week 10 Fall
By end of Week 11 Fall
Voting Occurs in mProfessor
Start of Week 12 Fall
Election results forwarded to Superintendent/President and Academic Senate President.
End of Week 14 Fall
Department informed of Superintendent/President appointment for Department Chair.
Academic Senate Executive Officers
Academic Senate President
Academic Senate President: Jamar London
Recording Secretary: Ian Colmer
Treasurer: Kristina Lui-Martinez
By Week 7 of Spring semester:
Nominations (Open 10 business days)
Campaign (Open 10 business days)
Voting (5 business days)
All active faculty members are eligible to vote.
11 faculty members from the Adjunct Faculty pool are selected each semester along
with full-time faculty members from selected elected areas as determined by term guidelines
of the Senate Bylaws. Academic Senate representatives serve for 3 years and at-large
representations serve for a 1-year term.
Art: Marc Trujillo Communications: Luis Andrade CSIS: Jinan Darwiche Earth Science: Brandon Lewis Early Childhood Education: Yichang Grace English: Jessica Krug Philosophy/Social Science: Christina Gabler
Adjunct At-large (11 seats)
Election cycle to begin no later than Week 3 of Spring semester.
Nominations: 5 business days
Campaign: 5 business days
Voting: 5 business days
Curriculum Committee Representatives
The term of approximately one-third of the elected Curriculum representatives is scheduled
to end each spring semester. Elections will be held each spring to select representatives
to serve the next term. The new term will be a three year term starting at the beginning
of the subsequent fall semester. Faculty representatives will be from the following
Departments: BUS/CSIS (1), English (1), Earth Science/Life Science/Physical Science
(2), ESL/Modern Languages (1), Cosmetology/Fashion/Photography (1), Math (1), History/Philosophy/Social
Sciences (1), Design Technology/Communications/Media (1), Art/Dance/Music/Theater
Arts (1), Kinesiology/Health Sciences (1), Counseling (1). Positions of Chair, Articulation
Officer, At-large member and Librarian are appointed by the Senate President.
Earth Science/Life Science/Physical Science: Mary Bober
Cosmetology/Photography/Fashion: Jacqueline Monge
History/Philosophy/Social Science: Christina Gabler
Counseling: Audra Wells
Election process will begin by Week 10 of Spring semester