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Governing Board

All faculty are members of the Academic Senate, by definition. For operational purposes, four groups have been created, an Executive Senate (six members, including a President, Vice-President, an Appointment Secretary, and a Correspondence Secretary, as well as a Representative from the Associate Faculty on each campus) and a Site Council for each campus (six members, including a Site President, Site Vice-President, Site Secretary, two Senate members and an Associate Faculty Representative). A three-member Judiciary Committee conducts elections and ensures that the MSJC Academic Senate operates in accord with its own constitution.

How does this structure work?

While the Executive Senate responds to basic operational demands in college operations, all policy proposals and changes to the MSJC's Shared Governance agreement must come to the Senate with full knowledge of the Site Councils. Periodically, the Senate takes sounding of opinion on matters before it, either through hearings or by distributing pending issues for comment. All changes to the Senate Constitution must be approved by a vote of the faculty. 


The Academic Senate for the 2016-2017 term is as follows:

Executive Senate: ​
                               Tamara Smith President                                                      
​                               Rhonda Nishimoto ​Vice President
​                               David Parrott
​Correspondence Secretary
​                               Janice Levasseur ​Appointment Secretary
​                               Jeremy Rogers ​MVC Associate Faculty Representative
​                               David Smith ​SJC Associate Faculty Representative


​ ​Menifee Site Council:                                    ​ ​San Jacinto Site Council:             
Rhonda Nishimoto President​                                             ​Tamara Smith ​President                           
​Janice Levasseur ​Vice-President David Parrott
​Dewey Heinsma Secretary Lyndsey Tone
Paul Hert
​Senator Julie Freeman
Jim Decker
​Senator ​Payden Ackerman ​Senator
Jeremy Rogers ​MVC Associate Faculty Rep ​David Smith
SJC Associate Faculty Rep






Christine Abriam
SJC room 1110