Distance Education Commitee

Mission: In support of the mission of Columbia College, the Distance Education Committee will develop uses of technology in teaching and learning that enable students to access a quality education, anytime, anywhere.

Commitee Meetings

The Distance Education Committee meetings are HyFlex. Join us on campus in the Instructional Technology Center (Juniper 104) or online through Zoom. DE Committee meeting minutes, agendas, and Zoom links are available through Board Docs.

The meetings will take place from 10-11:30 am on the following Fridays in the 2023-2024 academic year. 

  • September 22nd
  • October 20th
  • November 17th
  • December 8th
  • January 26th
  • February 23rd
  • March 15th
  • April 19th

Committee Members

This is an open committee that anyone is welcome to join and attend! 

Faculty Volunteers from Academic Senate

  • Tim Elizondo
  • Pam Guerra-Schmidt (YFA/College Council)
  • Craig Johnston 
  • Spencer Potiker
  • Kimberley Robinson
  • Rebecca Slate

Classified Professionals from CSEA and Classified Senate

  • Vacant

ASCC Student Representative


Student Services Representative

  • Lesley Michtavy

DSPS Representative

  • Candice Hann

YCCD IT Representative

  • Joe Macklin

Faculty Volunteers At Large

  • Kath Christensen
  • Kim Pippa-Tonnesen
  • Teresa Borden

Distance Education Department 

  • Ashli Bumgardner, DE Coordinator (Committee Chair) (Curriculum and Technology Commitee)
  • Bo Locke, DE Instructional Support Specialist (Recorder)


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