Mission Statement and Values
The San Jose City College Classified Senate works in conjunction with the California Community Colleges Classified Senate to represent classified professionals in matters relating to participatory governance. The Classified Senate works closely with Faculty and Administration to promote Student Success in accordance to the college's mission and strategic goals.
executive officers 2022-23
President: Yesenia Ramirez
Vice-President: Claudia Amador
Secretary: Tiffany Rodriguez-Tran
Treasurer: Angela Gullerud
Recorder: Joell Serrano
Past President: Andrea Lopez, Julinda LeDee
Contact the SJCC Classified Senate at:
2nd Wednesday of the month
2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Cesar E. Chavez Library, L-114
The Senate has accomplished the following:
- Shared Governance Representation:
As of 2018, The Classified is included in the Commencement procession along with Faculty, Managers, Valedictorian, and Board members.
Classified Senate has a seat on stage along with other constituency groups (CSEA, 363, AFT6157, ASG, etc.).
As of 2019/2020, SJCC Classified degrees are recognized under the college catalog
in the same manner as Management and Faculty
Classified Professional vs. Staff:
Passed a resolution to ensure when individuals referred to Classified they address
them as Classified Professionals or Classified rather than "Staff."
Training opportunities have been offered throughout the year. June 2019, the College
held the first professional development day tailored for Classified. This is an adopted
yearly practice that occurs in the Summer.
Starting Fall 2019, the College approved for Classified Professionals to be released from regular duties once per month for two hours to participate in training opportunities.
Attend a Meeting! Meetings are open to all district employees, unless noted for a closed session. Meetings are held on the 2nd Wednesday of each month, 2-3:30 PM virtually on Zoom.
Suggested ideas! Help the Senate better serve you by suggesting future training/workshops!
Volunteer! There are many different events and fundraisers that the Classified Senate runs throughout the year. See our upcoming events to participate/volunteer!
Donate: See the link below for a monthly donation or a one time donation. Your contributions will support our SJCC Classified with personal growth activities (workshops, educational costs, etc.). You can also submit a voluntary payroll deduction.
- AB-2558 Community Colleges: Faculty and Staff Development
- California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office
- California Community Colleges Classified Senate (4CS)
- California School Employee Association
- CSEA Collective Bargaining Agreement 2017-2020
- California - Office of the Governor
- Community College League of California
- Foundation for the California Community Colleges
- Professional Development - SJCC Janus v. AFCME
Classified Professional of the Year (2021-22)
Carla Esquivel Magana
SJCC SELECTED AS 2018 MODEL SENATE BY 4CS