Classified Senate


 SJCC 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.

What has the Senate done for me?

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.

Constitution, Bylaws, Code of ethics

Constitution (Rev. August 21, 2018)

Bylaws (Approved August 2019)

Code of Ethics - Draft

Roles of Classified Senate

Roles of Classified Senates & Exclusive Bargaining Agents

Get Involved & Support Classified Senate!

  • 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)

CSEA Collective Bargaining Agreement 2017-2020

California - Office of the Governor

Community College League of California

Foundation for the California Community Colleges

Payroll Deductions

Professional Development - SJCC Janus v. AFCME

Executive Officers      2020 - 2022

President: Andrea Lopez

Vice-President:  Yesenia Ramirez (Interim)

Secretary: Cres Nolasco

Treasurer: Sophia Partida

Recorder: Chong Yang

Past President: Julinda LeDee

Contact the SJCC Classified Senate at:

Meeting Agenda

Current Agenda

November 10, 2021


September 15, 2021

Meetings are held on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 2-3:30 PM virtually on Zoom.

Archived Documents

November 18, 2020October 14, 2020

SJCC Events

Upcoming events:


Past events:


Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Classified Chit Chat Circle


Classified PDD:
July 22, 2020
July 23, 2020


Classified Training “Day,”:  June 20, 2019

Classified Leadership Institute:
June 13-15, 2019, Granlibakken, Tahoe City

SJCC Commencement: 
May 24, 2019, Santa Clara Convention Center


SJCC Classified PotluckAugust 15, 2018, 11:00 am

2018-2020 Classified Senate Election Ballot:  July 25 -August 3, 2018

Classified Leadership Institute: June 14 - 16, 2018

SJCC Commencement: May 26, 2018

Classified School Employee Week:  May 20-26, 2018

Classified Senate Toiletry Drive: November 2017

SJCC Recognition

Recognition Award

Classified Professional of the Year (2020-21)

Yesenia Ramirez

Shusaku Horibe

Longevity Awards

5 years:  
     Raul Lopez Moran

10 years: 

     Oscar Ramirez

     Jose Romero 

20 years:  

     Lisa Brillon, 

     Debra Franklin

     Virginia Gonzalez

     Sandra Gonzalez

25 years:  

     Lolito Atchazo 

30 years:  

     Joanne Nakaso


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