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Purpose:

The College Budget Council is a shared governance committee. It is the primary recommending body to the President’s Cabinet and College President on matters of College-wide budget and resource allocations. It is the primary resource for budgetary and financial recommendations that originate from other college committees. All budget or resource allocation matters will first come to this council then be processed as appropriate through this council or referred for additional review to the appropriate college committee. It is understood that the authority of the Academic Senate, the ASGWC, and the agreements of our established collective bargaining agents are not diminished by the provisions or definitions found in this document.

Responsibilities:

  • Primary budget and finance committee
  • Review of all requests for funding (no matter the source) including RFP’s, lottery, CTE, program review resource requests, technology software and equipment.
  • Refer to appropriate committees for more information regarding requests when needed and make recommendations to the President’s Council on expenditure.
  • Develop and implement resource allocation guidelines and recommendations that enable achievement of college-wide long-term and short-term budgetary goals.
  • Review and recommendation of proposed college budgets.
  • Review of District adopted budgets (college general fund).
  • Review and approval of all contracts that obligate the college and provide essential services.
  • Incorporate equity-minded decision making to create, promote, and maintain activities, programs, and instruction that welcome, celebrate, and promote respect for all. This includes creating equity among disproportionately impacted students across age, ethnicity, race, national origins, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, mental/physical abilities, family status, religion, and socioeconomic status.
  • Hold regularly scheduled joint meeting with the Planning Council

Membership

Committee Chair: Janet Houlihan, Vice President of Administrative Services

Committee Co-Chair: Martie Ramm Engle, Acting Dean, Arts & Letters

Recorder: Dawn Dittmer, Administrative Assistant

Budget Council Committee Members
MEMBER REPRESENTATION APPOINTMENT TERM YEARS
Janet Houlihan Vice President,
Administrative Services
Position Based Continuous
Paul Wisner Director,
Fiscal Services
Position Based Continuous
Susie Castellanos Representative,
Student Equity and Achievement
Position Based Continuous
Dorsie Brooks Representative,
Special Funding / Grants
Position Based 2-years F2022-SP2024
Pete Bouzar Representative,
Academic Senate
Constituency Election 2-years F2022-SP2024
Annamaria Crescimanno Representative-Elect,
Academic Senate
Constituency Election 1-year F2022-SP2023
Martie Ramm Engle Representative-Elect,
Council for Chairs and Deans
Constituency Election 1-year F2022-SP2023
Brian Thill Representative-Elect,
Coast Federation of Educators
Constituency Election 2-years F2022-SP2024
Jessica Jacobs Representative-Elect, Classified Senate Constituency Election 2-years F2022-SP2024
VACANT Dean or Manager at-large President
Matt Valerius Representative,
Coast District Manager Association
CDMA
VACANT Representative,
Coast Federation of Classified Employees
CFCE
Tiffany Glover Vice President of Financial Affairs, Associated Students of GWC Constituency Election 1-year F2022-SP2023

Meeting Schedule

First and Third Wednesdays from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in Learning Resource Center (LRC) 250, unless otherwise noted.

Budget Council Committee Agendas and Minutes
Meeting Dates Location/Link Agendas Minutes
Wednesday,
September 21, 2022
LRC 250 BC Agenda 09.21.22 [PDF]
Wednesday,
October 5, 2022
LRC 250
Wednesday,
October 19, 2022
LRC 250
Wednesday,
November 2, 2022
LRC 250
Wednesday,
November 16, 2022
LRC 250
Wednesday,
December 7, 2022
LRC 250
Wednesday,
January 18, 2023
LRC 250
Wednesday,
February 1, 2023
LRC 250
Wednesday,
February 15, 2023
LRC 250
Wednesday,
March 1, 2023
LRC 250
Wednesday,
March 15, 2023
LRC 250
Wednesday,
April 5, 2023
LRC 250
Wednesday,
April 19, 2023
LRC 250
Wednesday,
May 3, 2023
LRC 250
Wednesday,
May 7, 2023
LRC 250
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