Special Notice.  Please refer to our campus closure and activities announcements regarding COVID19, given by President Ricky Shabazz in his email updates, and the updates from Chancellor Carroll.   

The Classified Senate activities will be held via Zoom until further notice so we can stay connected.  Professional Development will hold Classified Awareness Days events that should be engaging and fun. 


Current President: Awana Payne


Welcome to the Classified Senate page. Thank you for visiting and learning more about us.

The Classified Senate at City began in 1994. Over time the senate has strived to provide a positive and welcoming environment for all classified employees. We coordinate the annual service awards program, board elections, and Outstanding Employee of the Year elections, amongst many other activities and events.

In November 2017, all Classified Senates in SDCCD supported and approved the SDCCD Classified Senates Joint Resolution 2017-001 where classified employees now refer to themselves as Classified Professionals, or simply, Classified.

Accomplishments over the years have been:

  • Supporting City College students
  • Annual Adopt-a-Family benefit
  • Annual Student Scholarship
  • Participating in the Halloween event
  • Creating and Collaborating on Professional Development
  • Incorporating classified professionals into the campus’ New Hire Institute (NHI)
  • Co-creating the Career Pathways Institute (CPI)oParticipating in the 4CS/CCLC annual Classified Leadership Institute
  • Restarting Retreats at SDCC for Classified Professionals
  • Providing other workshops and opportunities for PD

Feel free to join the Classified Senate at one of our upcoming open meetings for more information and to meet fellow classified.


 Awana Payne

San Diego City College Classified Senate President

            Awana Payne           President     apayne@sdccd.edu                         
  Sean Ryan      Vice President    sryan@sdccd.edu  
  Cynthia Laredo  Secretary claredo@sdccd.edu  
  Joan Taylor       Treasurer  jltaylor@sdccd.edu  
Executive Board Meetings (click on date for minutes) Classified Open Meetings
Thursday, July 23, 2020   2:30 - 4:00  
Thursday, August 6, 2020   2:30 - 4:00  
Thursday, August 20, 2020   2:30 - 4:00  
Thursday, September 3. 2020     2:30 - 4:00  
Thursday, September 24, 2020      2:00 - 3:00 Thursday, Spetember 24, 2020   3:00 - 4:00 
Thursday, October 8, 2020      2:30 - 4:00  
Thursday, October 22, 2020   2:00 - 3:00 Thursday, October 22,   3:00 - 4:--
Thursday, November 12, 2020   2:30 - 4:00  
Thursday, January 28, 2021      2:00 - 3:00 Thursday, January 28, 2021      3:00 - 4:00
Thursday, February 11, 2021       2:30 - 4:00  
Thursday, February 25, 2021       2:00 - 4:00

Thursday, February 25    3:00 - 4:00

Thursday, March 11, 2021     2:30 - 4:00  
Thursday,  March 25, 2021    2:00 - 4:00

Thursday,   March 25  3:00 - 4:00

Thursday,   April 15, 2021  2:30 - 4:00  
Thursday,  April 22, 2021     2:00 - 4:00

Thursday, April 22    3:00 - 4:00

Thursday,  May 13, 2021   2:30 - 4:00



 Board nominations are open from Monday, May 3 through Friday, June 4

Please view the board position descriptions here

Nominate a classified for a position here: https://forms.gle/BZeydnNB4Q6LHJTU6 

 Board elections run from Monday, June 14 - Friday, June 18


The Classified Senate invites you to participate in our Spring Professional Development Activities. These workshops are available for all Classified Professionals to attend. Registration is not required, except for the Canvas for Classified Professionsals on May 14th.

This session covers advanced features in hosting a Zoom meeting. Activities include managing Participants, organizing Breakout Rooms, and creating reports.


  • Positive Mind/Body Health and Wellness More than a Year into a Pandemic, April 19, 12 noon to 1 pm

Dotti Cordell and Abigail Weisman, both with the Student Health Center, will be hosting this forum for Classified Professionals. Information on the current state of the COVID-19 pandemic and mind/body wellness during these times will be provided; as well as an opportunity for participants to share and ask questions.


  • Remote Outlook, April 23, 10 am to 11:30 am

This session covers using the Outlook Web App and Outlook remotely, looking at the differences between remote Outlook and standard Outlook. We encourage both novices and experts to attend, as we will offer an opportunity to ask questions and share expertise.


  • Canvas for Classified Professionals, May 14, 10 am to 11:30 am

Using Canvas in a non-Instructional environment is the focus of this session. We will be exploring a Canvas Shell for Classified Professional Development. Attendees will be enrolled as users in this Canvas Shell, registration is required; the Zoom link provides this registration.


  • Classified Appreciation Social, May 22  (more info to follow)
  • Possible trip to the movie theater in May  (more info to follow)
  • Classified Appreciation week June 7-11 (more info to follow)


For questions or concerns, please contact: Sean Ryan, Classified Senate VP, sryan@sdccd.edu. This schedule will be available and updated on our City College Classified Senate page.

2021 Classified Appreciation Week 

SCHEDULE  to come soon


2020 Classified Appreciation Week 


Mental Health Check-up Presentation

Resumes and Cover Letters Presentation


This is the year of COVID19/Corona Virus.  In order to hold on to the traditions we're used to, the week was all held virtually.  We appreciate you visiting our page and please click on the activities above to view the happenings of the week and the service awards and employee of the year ceremony.

We celebrate City College's Professionals!


2019 Classified Appreciation Week


Thank you for attending City College's 2019 Classified Appreciation Week activities (June 3-7)! We hope that you felt appreciated and honored for your hard work and valuable contributions to the success of our campus and students, and that you were able to meet new colleagues and/or reconnect with those you haven't worked with in a while.


The RE-DO Project

(We're attempting a re-do virtually, of what we couldn't do last year)

June 9th - 11th, 2021

SDCC Classified Senate will cover the cost for at least 5 people to attend so please contact Awana soon if you're interested to be sure your spot and cost is covered.  It's fun and informative!


Website for VEBA Resource Center:   

 Optum Emotional Support 866-432-6892 available 24/7 to members, family and friends 

  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) 888-625-4809 available 24/7 to members and their household 
  • Kaiser Mental Health and Well Being available 800-900-3277 available 24/7
  • VEBA Advocacy 888-276-0250 available M-F 8am-5pm
  • VEBA Care Navigators 619-398-4220 available M-F 8am-5pm
  • VRC will be transitioning to a digital format. Almost all VRC programs will be available digitally. VEBA will be sending information to districts and associations soon!

       Sharp Digital Classes

·         4 Easy Exercises to Do at Home: https://youtu.be/Xspsy9KEeF8

·         6 Tips to Manage Stress and Practice Self-Care: https://youtu.be/MmmHpfm4u6o

·         How to Eat Healthy While Social Distancing: https://youtu.be/zpZsWfozhC0

       UHC Digital Reources

·         https://www.uhc.com/health-and-wellness/health-topics/covid-19

Kaiser Digital Classes

·         How Schools Can Partner with Families during Distance Learning â€“ A Live Interactive Webinar 

 Facebook VEBA RESOURCE CENTER  https://www.facebook.com/VEBAresourcectr/

Instagram VEBA RESOURCE CENTER  https://www.instagram.com/vebaresourcectr/

YouTube VEBA CA SCHOOLS   https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEntndUaXYE9ZSY8GFLDY8g

Sanvello app  https://www.sanvello.com/


The San Diego Community College District is committed to legal compliance, as well as to provide as much support as possible for screening committees to successfully navigate through the hiring process.

The California Code of Regulations, Title 5 and the SDCCD EEO Plan collectively require that all persons who are involved in the recruitment and screening/selection of personnel must be trained on equal employment opportunity (EEO) laws, regulations and policies as well as education on the benefits of workforce diversity and ways to eliminate bias from the hiring process.

Completion of the "EEO and Diversity Training for Screening/Selection Committees" qualifies you to serve in any capacity (on the screening/selection committee) for 3 years from the date of your training.  If you anticipate participating on a District Screening Committee, in any capacity, you are encouraged to click here to view the training schedule and register.  If you will be the chairperson of a screening committee in the near future, you will need to ensure that your committee members have received this training in advance of their service on your committee.  Your efforts now will help avoid unnecessary delay to your committee since screening and interviewing cannot proceed until all committee members have completed this training.