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Student Preparation, Equity & Achievement Council


The Student Preparation and Success Council meeting every 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. in 9B-Student Services Center, Ragan Room. The Co-Chairs are Audrey Yamagata-Noji, Vice President of Student Services and Lance Heard, Vice President of the Academic Senate.


The Student Preparation, Equity, and Achievement Council exists to make recommendations to the Academic Senate regarding student equity, achievement, preparation and success based on stakeholder input, state policies affecting community colleges, and informed discussion.


The Council's functions are to:

  1. Research, review, develop, and recommend to the Academic Senate policies and procedures related to the Council’s purpose.
  2. Analyze and synthesize data and information to develop recommendations on policies to the campus decision-making process related to the Council’s purpose (Reference Title 5, section 53200 – that “standards or policies regarding student preparation and success” are “academic and professional matters.”)
  3. Refer issues and concerns to subcommittees for follow-up.
  4. Review recommendations from the Student Success and Support Program Advisory, Student Equity, and Basic Skills committees and provide direction and feedback.