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 Cortez   

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. 



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.

Sincerely,  Awana Payne

            Sean Ryan           President     sryan@sdccd.edu                         
  Vacant      Vice President    @sdccd.edu  
  Joan Taylor  Secretary jltaylor@sdccd.edu  

Temmy Najimy

      Treasurer  tnajimy@sdccd.edu  

The Classified Senate is open to all Classified Professionals.  If you'd like to be envolved with the senate in any way, please consider being a senator on the board.

We officially have seats on the board for: 

1 representative working in Instructional Services

1 representative working in Administrative Services

1 representative working in Student Services

1 representative working in Campus Police/Bookstore/Food Services

1 representative working in SPAA

Otherwise, you may also just let us know how you would like to contribute to the senate, and we can talk about it.  The more, the merrier!

If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact one of our Executive Board Members

Executive Board Meetings (click on date for agendas) Classified Open Meetings
Thursday, July 16, 2021    2:30 - 4:00  
Thursday, August 12, 2021   2:30 - 4:00  
Thursday, August 26, 2021   2:00 - 3:00 Thursday, August 26, 2021  3:00 - 4:00 
Thursday, September 9, 2021   2:30 - 4:00  
Thursday, September 30. 2021     2:00 - 3:00 Thursday, September 30, 2021 3:00 - 4:00 
Thursday, October 14, 2021      2:30 - 4:00  
Thursday, October 28, 2021      2:00 - 3:00 Thursday, October 28 2021,   3:00 - 4:00
Thursday, November 04, 2021   2:30 - 4:00  
Thursday, November 18, 2021      2:00 - 3:00 Thursday, November 18, 2021      3:00 - 4:00
Thursday, December 09, 2021       2:30 - 4:00  
Thursday, December 16, 2021       2:00 - 3:00

Thursday, December 16, 2021    3:00 - 4:00




  • Preside over all Senate Exec and Open meetings
  • Serve as the Senate's representative at these meetings - College Council (2 times a month), DGC (2 times a month), Strategic Planning Committee (2-3 times a semester)     
  • Chair the Executive Committee
  • Represent Classified at City College Graduation each year
  • Serve as an ex-officio member of all committees, except Elections
  • Serve as liaison with the Faculty Senate, Student Council and any associations(s) as directed by the Senate
  • Oversee all financial spending
  • Perform other duties as may be specified by the Senate


  • Serve for the President, with signature authority, during any temporary absence
  • Represent the President as directed by the Senate or President
  • Attend meetings in absence of President if needed
  • Lead in planning and organizing events, fundraiser, conference and training
  • Chair the Membership Committee
  • Chair the Classified Senate Professional Development Committee
  • Perform other duties as may be specified by the Senate


  • Issue calls to meetings, publish and distribute agendas and minutes of all monthly and general meetings of the Senate 
  • Conduct all routine correspondence pertaining to the Senate and Executive Committee 
  • Reserve rooms for meetings and trainings
  • Maintain the records (electronic and hard copy) of the Senate 
  • Chair the Fundraising Committee
  • Chair the Social/Courtesy Committee
  • Attend meetings in absence of President if needed
  • Perform other duties as may be specified by the Senate


  • Coordinate the collection of all membership donations
  • Deposit funds in a local bank/savings account in the name of the Senate (will need credit check) and maintain account
  • Issue checks for expenses incurred and authorized by the Senate
  • Oversee Senate campus funds
  • Maintain a record of all receipts and disbursements of Senate monies and make all records available for audit
  • Provide a financial report at each senate meeting
  • Maintain the SDCC Classified Senate website
  • Attend meetings in absence of President if needed
  • Perform other duties as may be specified by the Senate

The Classified Senate invites you to participate in our Professional Development Activities. They are available for all Classified Professionals to attend. Registration is not required.

  • October 2021 we will have a Haloween themed virtual event (TBD)
  • Trip to the movie theater in June  (Jurasic World - a great time with great and safe company)
  • Classified Appreciation Social, May 22  (a good time was had by all)
  • 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.
  •  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.
  • 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


For questions or concerns, please contact: Sean Ryan, Classified Senate Pres., sryan@sdccd.edu

2021 Classified Appreciation Week

Returning to Work After the Pandemic

June 7 - 11

  Click here to see the schedule


Hopefully this is the final 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!


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.

At times, when we have gatherings, we like to give gifts and prizes!!  Here are some of the people and things they've received:


T-shirts:    Background  Contests: Virtual BINGO:      Starbucks  Gift Cards:    Participent  Drawings:      Random Drawings for Amazon  Gift Cards:  Random Drawings  for Gifts:
Edwidge    Angela           Neary Ana  Lynn  Dena  Temmy
Marian Temmy Sylvia     Edwidge Zenia   Charlene
Gui Joan Zenia Jennifer Kim    
Kamini     Marie Temmy    
Mergersa     Mirna Charlene    
Devika     Neary Kate    
Ana     Temmy Neary    

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!


 Content to come

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.