Academic Senate Academic Senate

The name of this organization shall be the Columbia College Academic Senate. The purpose of this organization shall be to promote the best interest of higher education, as the representative of the faculty of Columbia College, in making recommendations to the College and District administration and the Board of Trustees with respect to academic and professional matters and sharing in the governance of Yosemite Community College District. In addition, the Senate represents the faculty in State-wide academic and professional matters.

Senate Constitution Link

Academic Bylaw Link

Senate Council Members


Pam GuerraSchmidt - Academic Senate President
Pam Guerra-Schmidt,

Lahna VonEpps - Academic Senate President-Elect
Lahna VonEpps
Vice President/President Elect

Nathan Rien - Academic Senate Past President
Nate Rien,
Past President 

Mike Torok - Curriculum Committee Chair
Mike Torok,
Curriculum Chair

Craig Johnson - YFA Representative
Craig Johnston,
YFA Representative  

Shannon VanZant - Academic Senate Adjunct Faculty Representative
Shannon VanZant,
Adjunct Faculty Representative 

Marcus Whisenant - College Council Representative
Marcus Whisenant,
College Council


Jessica Anselmi - Administrative Secretary
Jessica Anselmi,
Administrative Secretary

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