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 on an as needed basis.

  • Ruth Leal, Chair
  • Leonard Riley
  • Gilbert DeLeon
  • Alex Spencer
  • Azadeh Iglesias

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 Busso

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

  • Ruth Leal, Chair
  • Patti Brusca
  • Kasey Boyer
  • Nico Gutierrez

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

  • Nicole Brown
  • Stephanie Podein

Social Activities Committee – Coordinates Senate events such as Socials (Summer Ice Cream Social and Winter Cookies & Cocoa), Holiday Activities, Fundraisers, Classified Catch-Up, Classified School Employees Week CSEA events, Classified Professional of the Year recognition event, and more that are put on by classified professionals for classified professionals (not college sponsored activities). This committee meets as needed via zoom.

  • Melanie Goldbach, Chair
  • Katie Arnhart
  • Megan McDonald
  • Kaytlyn Blank

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

  • Senate Chair
  • Leona Vassale
  • Marianne Stefanous
  • Caitlin Busso

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.