Senate Executive Committee

The Chairs of the Senate Joint and Sub-Committees make up the Senate Executive Committee. They meet on alternating Tuesdays during fall and spring semesters to discuss and vote on items concerning college governance are to be sent to the full Senate for a vote.

2021-2022 Executive Committee Members

For information on meetings, membership, etc., please contact the committee chair.


committee scope & Function chair(s)
Adjunct Addresses issues relevant to the professional and academic responsibilities of the adjunct faculty under the direction of
the Academic Senate President and the Committee of the

Catherine Matheson 
Marianne Borgardt

Career Education Acts as liaison between Career Education (formerly CTE) programs and various
constituencies in the community.
Steven Sedky
Curriculum Reviews and recommends to the Academic Senate, action
on existing and proposed curricula, courses, prerequisites,
co-requisites, advisories and programs as well as
encourage/recommend development of new curricula and
Sheila Cordova
Department Chairs Addresses matters that affect academic, professional and organizational aspects of the departments and special programs and facilitates the flow of information between departments and programs, the Academic Senate and the District.

Elise Meyer


Distance Education Under the direction of the Academic Senate President and the Committee of the Whole, the committee serves as the Senate’s primary resource and primary recommending body on academic and professional matters regarding distance and online education. It explores, addresses, and disseminates information on evolving issues, including, but not limited to, development of, delivery of, and support for online education.   photo of joelle adamsJoelle Adams
Elections & Rules Conducts elections in accordance with the bylaws and academic regulations and recommends changes as needed in the constitution and bylaws senate logoKas Metzler
Environmental Affairs Acts as both the Senate’s and the College’s resource and recommending body on academic and professional matters related to the environment, ecological literacy and greening the curriculum. Betsy Jordan
Equity & Diversity Explores academic and professional matters concerning faculty equity and diversity practices and policies at the college. It works with appropriate campus groups to develop, recommend and assess policies, programs and strategies that promote equity and diversity in student success and to update the college’s equity plan. Kevin Chicas
Finance Oversees accounting for Senate finances as well as prepares the annual Senate budget in consultation with the Senate President. Vacant
Global Citizenship Guides and promotes the development of global citizenship at SMC and solicits/reviews grant applications and professional development trips. senate logo
Brandon Reilly
Honor Council  The SMC Honor Council has been created to provide oversight for our Honor Code and to advise/confer/implement procedures and programming with faculty, staff, administration and students on matters of academic integrity.


Greg Brookins
Information Services Examines policies, provides vision and develops plans for academic information technology and digital education, and considers other technology matters that fulfill the goals of the college as deemed appropriate by the Senate. Vacant
Institutional Effectiveness Works with all district units to achieve and sustain proficiency in the formulation, assessment and analyses of multiple effectiveness measures in order to inform the Program Review and Institutional Planning processes as well as aid in the preparation of periodic accreditation self-studies. Vincenta Arrizon
Legislative Works on behalf of the Senate to monitor and effect changes in public policy on academic and professional matters. Howard Stahl
New Faculty The new faculty committee will help facilitate the successful transition of new faculty hires (both full and part-time).  photo of Erin Cue
Erin Cue
Personnel Policies The committee examines all Board Policies and Administrative Regulation regarding personnel. Andrew Nestler
Professional Development Supports special projects designed to increase effectiveness of faculty/staff/management in departments or areas and ensures that all segments of the campus community benefit from the programs sponsored by AB1725 funds. The entire committee reviews requests for conferences, special projects and events. Lea Hald
Professional Ethics & Responsibilities Publicizes and supports the Statement on Professional Ethics, developing policies that encourage adherence to the Statement.

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Brian Rajski

Program Review Reviews all existing instructional, student and administrative programs on both an annual and six-year cycle to document and ensure that all programs are engaged in ongoing self-evaluation and assessment to maintain and enhance their quality, vitality and responsiveness to student, faculty, program and institutional needs and concerns. photo of stephanie amerianStephanie Amerian
Sabbaticals & Fellowships Recommends to the Board of Trustees the awarding of leave time and financial stipends to support individual faculty as they pursue worthwhile professional development activities such as formal study, independent research, creative projects, field studies or travel related to their profession not otherwise possible during normal workload assignments. George Davison
Student Affairs Evaluates and updates all administrative regulations concerning student affairs, including but not limited to admissions and registration, student progress and graduation, student conduct, student activities, counseling and financial aid. Beatriz Magallon
Student Instructional Support Makes recommendations to the Senate regarding strategic planning for and institutionalization of Supplemental Instruction, tutoring and other student instructional support services. photo of brian rodasBrian Rodas
Faculty Association Liaison  

Peter Morse