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Classified Senate President Service Awards

The 4CS Classified Senate President Service Award has been established to recognize Classified Senate Presidents for outstanding service, who demonstrate the following characteristics:

Criteria:

  • Confident and respectful of their classified colleagues and the college community
  • Leads by example and recognizes the leadership and talent in others
  • Possesses persistent vision of excellence helps their senate and colleagues shine in the governance process
  • Actively promotes involvement by classified staff at the local and state level to further their leadership education and contributions to student success
  • Inspires the senate to advance and accomplish special contributions for the benefit to the students, staff, and district’s overall direction
  • Is involved in college and/or district activities
  • Organizes others within the work environment
  • Promotes open communication among work groups

To nominate an individual for this award, please see the link on the CLI page.

4CS Outstanding Service Award Winners:

2022
Susan Rodriguez
San Joaquin Delta College
Susan Rodriguez
2021
Michael Monsour
College of the Canyons
2019
Justin Hunt
College of the Canyons
Justin Hunt
2018
Noell Adams
Chabot College
2017
Therese Grand
Orange Coast College
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2016
Neill Kovrig
San Diego Continuing Education
2016
Kathy Matthies
Santa Rosa Junior College
2016
Peder Nielsen
Ventura College
2016
Suzi Nitzel
Fresno City College
2015
Deborah Joy
Canada College
2015
Laurel Kinley
West Valley College
2015
Lori Schneider
MiraCosta College
2015
Debbie Weatherly
Santa Rosa Junior College
2015
Monica Souza
Sacramento City College
2014
Trisha Albertsen
Classified Senate President 2006-2016
Chaffey College
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To nominate an individual for this award please see the linked application.

  1. 4CS Service Award Criteria and Application
  2. 2019 Application Deadline: December 31, 2018

Excellence in Servant Leadership

Servant leadership is a philosophy and set of practices that enriches the lives of individuals, builds better organizations and ultimately creates a more just and caring environment.

Excellence in Servant Leadership Criteria exhibits the characteristics valued by 4CS as listed below:

  • Supports and promotes Classified Professional involvement in participatory governance at all levels
  • Recognizes and values the contributions of Classified Professionals
  • Cooperates with other organizations to enrich the educational experience within the California Community Colleges
  • Serve as a liaison between the California Community Colleges senates and State Organizations
  • Support Classified Senates throughout the state of California
  • Supports cross-functional collaboration

Excellence in Servant Leadership Winners:

2022
Institute for Evidence-Based Change
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2021
Lisa Mandy De Anza College
De Anza College
Director, Financial Aid & Scholarships
 
2020 – No Awardee  
2019
Dr. Ragan F. Romali
Superintendent/President
Long Beach City College
 
2017
Dr. Greg Gillespie
Ventura College President
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2018
Dr. Glenn Roquemore
Irvine Valley College President
 
2016
Dr. Regina Stanback Stroud
Skyling College President
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2015
LeBaron Woodyard
Vice Chancellor
California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office
 
2014
Dr. Tod Burnett

President
Saddleback College
Tod Burnett Portrait
2013
Dr. Brice Harris
Chancellor
California Community Colleges
Brice Harris
2012
Cherie Savage
Director
Community College League of California
Cherie Savage portrait
2011
Jim Wilson
4CS President Emeritus
Sierra College
portrait of Jim Wilson
2010
Tanna Thomas
CCC Board of Governors
Yuba College
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2009
Julie Martin Whiting
4CS President Emeritus
San Joaquin Delta College
portrait of Julie Whiting
2008
Senator Jack Scott
Chancellor
California Community Colleges
portrait of Senator Jack Scott
2007
Arnold Schwarzenegger
Governor, State of California
2006
Leslie Wang
CCC Board of Governors
San Joaquin Delta College
Leslie Wang Portrait
2005
Scott Lay
Executive Director
Community College League of California
portrait of Scott Lay
2004
Bonnie Slosson
Director of Governmental Relations
Community College League of California
portrait of Bonnie Slosson
2003
Dr. Sandra Acebo
President, Butte College
portrait of Sandra Acebo
2002
Dr. Kevin Ramirez
President, Sierra College
portrait of Kevin Ramirez
2001
David Viar
Executive Director
Community College League of California
portrait of David Viar

To nominate an individual for this award please see the link on the CLI page.

Classified Senate Website Award

Classified Senate websites are an integral communication tool for local classified employees. At last count there were 59 active classified senate website – from the beginning of a new site “under construction” to extensive sites with various resources available.

Established in 2007, the Outstanding Website Award recognizes the best three (3) classified senate websites based on criteria in the areas of resources, materials, photos, navigation ease and appearance. All participating websites will be recognized at the Classified Leadership Institute (CLI) each year, in June.  Websites ranked within the top three will be presented awards at the CLI Awards Recognition Dinner.  If no one from your senate is able to attend, a 4CS representative will present the award to your campus in person.

To nominate an individual for this award please see the link on the CLI page.

Past Outstanding Classified Senate Website Award Winners:

2021
1st – Chaffey College
2nd – College of the Canyons
3rd – San Diego Mesa College
2020
No awardees
2019
1st – American River College
2nd – Long Beach City College
2018
1st – Fullerton College
2nd – Chaffey College
3rd – American River College
2017
1st – Ventura College
2nd – Canada College
3rd – Fullerton College
2016
1st – Chaffey College
2nd – Butte College
3rd – Ventura College
2015
1st – Skyline College
2nd – Chaffey College
3rd – Ventura Colleg

2014

1st – Columbia College
2nd – San Joaquin Delta College
3rd – Mt. San Antonio College

2013

1st – Columbia College
2nd – Mt. San Antonio College
3rd – Contra Costa CC District Office

2012

1st – MiraCosta College
2nd – San Joaquin Delta College
3rd – Grossmont-Cuyamaca CCD

2011

1st – Fullerton College
2nd – Moorpark College
3rd – MiraCosta College

2010

1st – Chaffey College
2nd – Saddleback College
3rd – San Joaquin Delta College

2009

1st – Diablo Valley College
2nd – Fullerton College
3rd – West Valley College

2008

1st – Chaffey College
2nd – Foothill College
3rd – San Joaquin Delta College

2007

1st – MiraCosta College
2nd – Foothill College
3rd – Southwestern College

Model Classified Senate Award

Recognition of Classified Senate organizations that exercise their role in shared governance with autonomy and professionalism is one way in which the California Community Colleges Classified Senate (4CS) can assist other colleges in developing their local senates or councils. Each year a small number of model senates will be recognized as part of the 4CS Classified Leadership Institute.

Model Classified Senates define the standard of staff participation within the learning environment for California community college students; encourage staff leaders to become stronger, and offer reference and experience for novice organizations and those seeking organizational revitalization.

The following criteria are used to determine if a Classified Senate is granted “Model” status by 4CS.

A ‘Model Classified Senate’ is one that:

  • Is a participatory governance body elected by its constituents
  • Operates professionally under bylaws and/or a constitution approved by its constituency
  • Has a copy of their current bylaws/constitution on file with 4CS
  • Is recognized by the college administration as a governance participant
  • Has an up to date website
  • Encourages a cooperative working and professional relationship with a collective bargaining agents (if one exists) and considers input or concerns of such groups
  • Is organized to actively engage in the shared governance process
  • Communicates routinely with 4CS

We hope to see your Classified Senate receive recognition for outstanding service and leadership this year!

Past Model Senate Award Winners:

2017
Orange Coast College Classified Senate
2016
Clovis Community College Classified Senate
College of the Canyons Classified Senate
San Diego City College Classified Senate
2015
American River College
Coastline Community College
Merced College
Merritt College
Reedley College and State Center
Skyline College
2014
Contra Costa Community College District Office Classified Senate
Folsom Lake College
Los Medanos College
2013
Berkeley City College Classified Senate
Copper Mountain College Classified Senate
Consumnes River College Classified Senate
Mt. San Antonio College Classified Senate
San Diego CCD Continuing Education Classified Senate
2012
Foothill-DeAnza CC District Services Classified Senate
Glendale College Classified Senate
Laney College Classified Senate
San Bernardino Valley College Classified Senate
2011
College of Marin
Crafton Hills College
Feather River College
Fresno City College & State Center CCD
Irvine Valley College
Las Positas College
2010
Canada College
Chabot College
De Anza College
Mission College
Moorepark College
San Joaquin Delta College
2009
Columbia College
San Diego Mesa College
Santa Rosa Junior College
Ventura College
West Valley College
2008
Fullerton College
Mount San Jacinto College
Napa Valley College
Saddleback City College
San Diego Miramar College
2007
City College of San Francisco
Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District
MiraCosta College
Sacramento City College
2006
Butte College
Chaffey College
Foothills College
Pasadena City College
Sierra College

Outstanding Classified Professionals Recognition Presentation

We recognize that all classified staff make a positive difference and significantly contribute to the success of our students at each community college and district. The California Community Colleges Classified Senate wants to extend the local recognition that many of our colleagues have received within their local colleges and districts for excellence in service, leadership and participation during this last year. To that end, we collect information from our Classified Senate members and assemble a “Outstanding Classified Leadership Awards” slideshow.

As part of our annual Classified Leadership Institute (CLI) held each year in June, we recognize and honor outstanding classified employees of the year from across the state. We would like to include your classified honorees for the year in this slideshow (graphic) presentation. We will also accept classified of the month and group awards. Please send us information on your award winners in order that your college’s classified staff recognition(s) can be extended statewide and shared for others to see. We will include your awards in this year’s recognition ceremony in June and afterwards on the 4CS Web site for all to celebrate.

Submission Information and Guidelines

For your college or district’s award winner(s), please email a brief biographical statement including all of the following information:

  • The name of employee – please double-check spelling,
  • The name of college or district at which they work,
  • Their positive, personal characteristics (at least two), relative to their receiving an award,
  • Any specific achievements that may have contributed to receiving the award,
  • The official name of the “local” award received (examples: Classified Employee of the Year or Outstanding Staff of Butte College Award, etc.),
  • A photograph of the person or group

Photograph Submission Guidelines:

Please send us the best photograph of the individual or group you can get. If you have a photographic print, please scan it at 150 pixels/inch (or better) and save it as a maximum quality jpeg format (better: a tiff or Photoshop format). If you already have a digital image of at least 72 pixels/inch or better, send us the best quality image you have. We may make small improvements and changes to the image as feasible and needed to fit the format of the presentation.

An email will go out in the Spring of each year prior to the Classified Leadership Institute. If you have additional questions, please email us at communications@ccccs.org