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Classified Senate

The Classified Senate of Los Medanos College is desirous and ready to participate fully in the Shared Governance of the College and the District in accordance to the College Shared Governance Model and the mandates of AB 1725. The full realization and actualization of the personal, philosophical and education goals of the Staff and the Institution require the formation of a Classified Senate as an organizational and coordinating structure. (Established December 16, 1991)

Classified Senate's purpose is to "provide the classified staff with a formal representative voice in determining the institutional policies, procedures, and regulations." Currently, the Senate through the governance structure, provides the president of the college, chancellor, and board of trustees with recommendations and views on matters affecting the conduct, welfare, and growth of the college. The Senate also promotes communication and mutual understanding among the classified staff, students, faculty, and administrators.



Don't forget to cast your vote for the proposed changes/amendments to the Constitution. Your ballot is due no later than Friday, April 18th @ 5:00 pm. If you did not receive a ballot contact the Classified Senate Election Committee: Kathy Cullar, Demetria Lawrence, & Jamila Stewart to request a ballot.

cinco de mayo

CELEBRATE 5 de Mayo!

Classified Senate Scholarship Luncheon Fundraiser

Monday, May 5, 2014

Noon – 1:00 pm

Los Medanos Office of Instruction - CO-420

$13.00 per person

Please join us for the Fifteenth Annual Classified Senate “Cinco de Mayo” luncheon to benefit our scholarship fund for both continuing and transferring Los Medanos College students.

Luncheon Menu    -      Chicken Burrito, Beef Taco, Beans, Rice, Beverage,Tortilla Chips with Salsa and Dessert

Catered by La Piñata

Everyone is invited to participate.  Purchase tickets at the Cashier’s window.


The 9th Annual LMC CHILI COOK-OFF resulted in $833.00 going towards the Classified Senate Student Scholarships!

Thank you to everyone who entered their chili, baked cornbread, set-up, cleaned up, donated, and participated in support of this year’s event. The chili was gone in record time and unfortunately we had to turn some hungry folks away. Those who came early enjoyed a great sampling of chili and many purchased 12 shots to try them all!

This year’s judges were Shannon Quigley, LMC Student; Gil Wagner, Custodian; Marie Karp, Counselor; and Ryan Pedersen, LMC Faculty. Each of them enjoyed tasting all of the wonderful chili’s prepared by our own LMC chefs.

The Classified Senate would like to thank all of this year’s chili cook-off participants including: Carole Betz, Sylvia Benzler, Linda Maniscalco, Mary Oleson, Club R.E.A.D., Lisa McFarland, and Kathy Griffin.

The winners are as follows:

People’s Choice Kathy Griffin, Mustang Tailgater’s Chili

Grand Prize Kathy Griffin, Divine Swine Chili

1st Place Mary Oleson, Boom Boom Chili

2nd Place Sylvia Benzler, Sweet Revenge Chili

3rd Place Linda Maniscalco, Ruffle Yar Feathers Mole Chili and Lisa McFarland, Sautéed Chicken Chili

Classified Senate Meeting Schedule

  • September 6 & 20, October 4 & 18, November 1(cancelled) & 15, December 6

  • February 7 & 21, March 7, April 4 & 18, May 2 & 16 (additional meeting)

*All Meetings are held from 3:05 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. in Room CO 420

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