Senate Subcommittees

The Classified Senate shall establish both standing (permanent) and, when appropriate, ad hoc (of short duration) committees to assist the Classified Senate in the development and implementation of its mission and goals. All subcommittees are facilitated by a Senate Representative.


Classified Professional Development Committee – Coordinates the professional development for classified professionals and recommends policy and guiding principles for job skills training. This committee meets in the months of January and July.

  • Ruth Leal, Chair
  • Leonard Riley
  • Gilbert DeLeon
  • Sabrina Sepulveda
  • Desiree Wagner
  • Daren Koch
  • Alex Spencer
  • Arezoo Marashi
  • Azadeh Iglesias
  • Anita Bailey


Classified Professional of the Year Committee – Coordinates the applications and selection of the Classified Professional of the Year and future scholarship(s) for classified professionals. This committee generally meets between January and March to select the recipient.

  • Patti Brusca, Chair
  • Alex Zuniga
  • Lilia Garcia
  • Caitlin Welch
  • Ruth Jones-Santos


Communications Committee – Coordinates marketing and communications for the Classified Senate, including the website, social media, graphics, and email communications. This committee conducts its business online.

  • Ruth Leal, Chair
  • Patti Brusca
  • Kasey Boyer
  • Miguel Castro
  • Rochelle Cook


Community Service Committee – Coordinates community service projects locally, in the region, and globally to provide opportunities for classified professionals to participate and serve.

  • Vacant, Chair


Social Activities Committee – Coordinates Senate events such as Socials, Holiday Parties, Fundraisers, Classified Professional of the Year event, etc.

  • Patricia Gill, Chair
  • Sabrina Sepulveda
  • Charise Allingham
  • Katie Owashi
  • Claudia Figueroa
  • Stephanie Olguin
  • Desiree Wagner


Shared Governance Committee – Coordinates recommendations for classified participation in college committees and groups, representative responsibilities policy, development of leadership training process and pathway of classified leaders, shared governance principles, and other processes.

  • Leona Crawford, Chair
  • Suzie Schepler
  • Katie Owashi
  • Justin Czerniak



Subcommittee membership is open to all Norco College Classified Professionals as defined in CSEA Chapter 535 CBA Article 1A, pages 3-9.

If you are interested in joining a subcommittee, please contact the Classified Senate at for information.