Councils and Committees

Palo Alto College’s Councils and Committees are comprised of faculty, staff, and student representation.

Academic Success Council

Academic Success Council Member listing

  • ​Academic Assessment Committee
  • Academic Integrity Committee
  • Advising Committee (Joint Committee with Student Success)
  • Curriculum Committee
  • Distance Learning Committee
  • High Impact Practices (HIP) (Joint Committee with Student Success)
  • International Education Committee
  • Library Advisory Committee
  • Professional Enrichment Committee
  • Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) Executive Oversight Committee (Joint Committee with Institutional Effectiveness Council)
  • Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) Implementation Committee (Joint Committee With Institutional Effectiveness Council)
  • Wellness Committee
Administrative & College Services Council

Administrative & College Services Council Member listing

  • Citation Appeals Committee
  • College Safety Committee
  • Resource Development and Grands Committee
  • Spaces Committee
  • Technology Committee
  • Viva Verde Committee
College Leadership Team

College Leadership Team Member Listing

Faculty Senate

The mission of the Palo Alto College faculty is to facilitate learning and maintaining a commitment to excellence. This requires cooperation and communication among the trustees, administration, support staff, faculty and students. The Faculty Senate was founded on the responsibility of promoting and maintaining the mission and values of the College as they pertain to institutional development and professional interests.

Faculty Suggestion Box

 

Officers

President:
Matilda Staudt
mtorres2@alamo.edu
210-486-3251
Vice President:
Tony Villanueva
avillanueva@alamo.edu 
210-486-3051
Secretary:
Joseph Coppola
jcoppola2@alamo.edu
210-486-3208
Treasurer:
Dan Rodriguez
prodriguez1@alamo.edu 
210-486-3344
Parliamentarian:
Javier Aguirre
jaguirre@alamo.edu
210-486-3027

Department Representatives

Adjunct Faculty Senators

  • Andrea Cardenas, 210-486-3036

Behavioral Sciences: 

  • Rena Denham, 210-486-3045
  • Yolanda Reyna, 210-485-3335
  • Dr. Lori Rodriguez, 210-486-3044

Career & Technical:

  • Ronnie Brannon, 210-486-3087
  • Ty Chumbley, 210-486-3074
  • Joe Corrales, 210-486-3313
  • Steven Hicks, 210-486-3317
  • Lee Ross, 210-486-3321

English/Communications/Foreign Languages/INRW:

  • Dr. Denise Barkis-Richter, 210-486-3237
  • Caroline Mains, 210-486-3244
  • Jennifer Scheidt, 210-486-3250

Fine & Performing Arts/Speech Communication:

  • Hector Garza, 210-486-3209
  • Tony Longoria, 210-486-3211

Library Technology

  • Cynthia Sanchez, 210-486-3563

Mathematics, Accounting, and Engineering

  • Virginia Nelms, 210-486-3291
  • Yvette Rios, 210-486-3275
  • Amanda Salinas, 210-486-3084

Sciences and Kinesiology

  • Robert Leal, 210-486-3382
  • Stamatis Muratidis, 210-486-3391
  • Lance Sandberg, 210-486-3389
  • Michael Shanklin, 210-486-3376

Social Sciences

  • Javier Aguirre, 210-486-3150
  • Oliver Jones, 210-486-3144
  • Ryan Schuermann, 210-486-3145
Executive Team

Executive Team Member Listing

  • Resource Allocation Committee
  • STEM Committee
Institutional Effectiveness Council

Institutional Effectiveness Council

Institutional Effectiveness Council Member Listing

  • Accreditation Oversight Committee
  • Program Review Committee
  • Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) Executive Oversight Committee (Joint Committee With Institutional Effectiveness Council)
  • Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) Implementation Committee (Joint Committee with Academic Success Council)

 

Staff Senate

The mission of the Palo Alto College Staff Senate is to advocate for all staff needs and concerns in a constructive, purposeful way. The goal is to be stewards and catalysts for change and cultivate a healthy working environment.

Staff Suggestion Box

 

Officers

President
Arianna Lay
achavez48@alamo.edu
210-486-3124

Vice President
Patricia Roth-Tellez
proth1@alamo.edu
210-486-3930

Secretary
Tyler Archer
tarcher1@alamo.edu
210-486-3755

Treasurer
Gerri Reynolds
greynolds@alamo.edu
210-486-3942

Reporter
Dimona Esparza
desparza14@alamo.edu
210-486-3038

Parliamentarian
Cindy Morgan
cgibbs3@alamo.edu
210-486-3027

 

Committees

Events

  • Jessica Barnes
  • Patricia Roth-Tellez
  • Danielle Medina
  • Arianna Lay
  • Erica Munoz
  • Anna Villarreal
  • Carlos Cruz

Staff Member of the Month

  • Cindy Morgan
  • Malorie Vallejo
  • Dimona Esparza
  • Gerri Reynolds

Staff Scholarships

  • Tosca Gonsalves
  • Malorie Vallejo
  • Jessica Barnes
  • David Mancha

Staff Senate Elections

  • Cindy Morgan
  • Tyler Archer

New Employee Welcome

  • Danielle Medina
  • David Mancha
  • Gerri Reynolds
  • Tyler Archer
  • Carlos Cruz

2017-18 Staff Members of the Month

September—Dana Reed
October—Adrianna Vallejo
November—Gabriela Rangel
December—Natalie Barajas
January—Leandro Esparza
February—Humberto Espinoza
March—Marilyn Hernandez
April—Carmen Velasquez
May—Mandy Martinez

Forms

Staff Member of the Month
Eligibility criteria (PDF)
Nomination form (PDF)

Staff Senate Scholarship
Guidelines (PDF)

Application (on AlamoShare) 

Student Success Council

Student Success Council Member Listing

  • Advising Committee
  • Discover PAC Committee
  • Financial Aid Appeals Committee
  • First Year Experience Committee
  • Graduation Committee
  • High Impact Practices (HOP) (Joint Committee with Academic Success)
  • PACfest 
  • SOBI Committee
  • Student Services Fee Advisory Committee (SSFAC)

 

Ad-hoc Committees

Honors Program Committee