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Classified Senate

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 3:30 p.m.

Cesar E. Chavez Library, L-114

important documents

Agendas and Minutes


Photo of Catalina Yanez    Photo of Jose Lara


The Senate has accomplished the following:

  • Shared Governance Representation:
The Classified Senate is the appointing body for SJCC College  and District-wide Committees.  If you are a Chair or are looking to develop a workgroup, please contact the Senate's President.  
  • Commencement:  

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.).  

  • Catalog:

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:  

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.


sjcc awards


Classified Professional of the Year (2021-22)

Lan Chung

Sandra Gonzalez

Angela Gullerud



Longevity Awards


5 years

Claudia Amador

Duane Bozic

Dee Davis

Jose Marte

JoAnn McGowan

Lani Rhynes

Kristen Ruano

Alline Ruiz

10 years

Margarita Gasparyan

15 years

Ludivina Arias

Peiman Gheibi

Lisa Little

Tuyet Nguyen

Maria Quinonez

Susan Zagar

20 years

Luis Coelho

Carla Esquivel Magana

Maria Lopez

Yesenia Ramirez

Peter Vu

30 years

Judith Francisco