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 the career advancement, job welfare, and working environment of all staff.

Any questions, comments, or concerns for Staff Senate can be directed to pac-staffsenate@alamo.edu or submitted to the Staff Senate Suggestion Box.

2020-21 Officers

President
Helena Fischer
hfischer4@alamo.edu

Vice President
Priscilla Aguilar
plopez136@alamo.edu

Secretary
Connie Acovio
cacovio@alamo.edu

Treasurer
Estela Marin
emarin22@alamo.edu

Reporter
Jamie Sarmiento
jsarmiento7@alamo.edu

Parliamentarian
Nick Blakeney
nblakeney@alamo.edu

 

2020-21 Members

Pamela Foster
Jason Gaines
Caroline Haring
Alexandro Luna
David Mancha
Julie McDevitt
Nathalie Riojas
Adam Rodriguez
Isaac Salazar

 

Committees

Staff Senate members and officers administer the following committees:

  • Elections – Coordinates the election of Staff Senate members and officers.

  • Events – Organizes events that encourage employee engagement.

  • Scholarships – Manages the annual Staff Scholarship education awards.

  • Staff Member of the Month – Oversees the Staff Member of the Month recognition.

  • Welcome – Offers a warm welcome to new PAC employees.

 

 

2019-20 Staff Members of the Month

October – Darlene Price-Johnson
November – Nick Blakeney
December – Fernando Acevedo
January – Bobbie Munoz
February – Miranda Rasche
March – Erica Munoz
April – Malorie Vallejo
May –Sergio Rivera
June – Jose Vega
July – Alex Luna
July District Employee of the Month – Sergio Rivera
August – Omar Chavira

2018-19 Staff Members of the Month

September – Karla Frausto
October – Jocelyn Martinez
November – Miguel Angel Valdez
January – Jessica Barnes
February – Pamela Foster
March – Katherine Salas
April – Michael Ximenez
May –Sabina Garcia
June – Nick Blakeney
July District Employee of the Month – Michael Ximenez
August – Cynthia Archambault

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)

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