Advancing Leadership Association
ALA MISSION STATEMENT
As a team, we support our college community to create and uphold a welcoming learning environment through collaboration and instilling high expectations for the success of our diverse student population.
The Advancing Leadership Association (ALA) is a governance and consultative body that historically joined together the Supervisors Association and the Leadership Coalition and is now represented as one group under the Advancing Leadership Agreement. The primary purpose of this coalition is to represent its members in participatory governance and negotiations with the District on matters relating to benefits, grievance process, contracts, and other related administrative procedures.
The Board of Trustees recognizes the Advancing Leadership Association group as the exclusive representative of those employees included in the Management Group.
- Classified management members are those classified administrators who are designated as management by the District and, regardless of job description, have significant responsibilities for administering District programs other than the educational programs of the District, and/or have authority to hire, transfer, suspend, recall, promote, discharge, assign, reward, or discipline other employees, or having the responsibility to assign work to and direct them, adjust their grievances, or effectively recommend such action.
- Educational Administrator members are those who exercise direct responsibility for supervising the operation of or formulating policy regarding the instructional or student services programs of the District.
- Executive Vice Presidents and Vice Presidents are not included within the Advancing Leadership Association group. All other Executive Directors, Directors, Deans, Controllers, Managers and select Coordinators and Supervisors, who meet the above definitions are included in the Advancing Leadership Association group.
Current Management Group here
ALA Executive Committee Goals
- Represent Educational Administrators, Directors, Managers, and Supervisors in participatory governance (if executive committee members are unable to serve on a given committee, an invitation to serve will be extended to ALA members);
- Serve as the negotiation team for members of the Supervisors Association and Leadership Coalition represented under the Advancing Leadership Agreement;
- Present proposals that have an impact on this body (e.g. recommendations for newly funded positions, new evaluation process, new programs or services, Administrator Mentorship Program, etc.); and
- Serve as an advisory group to the Dean’s Council and President’s Cabinet
ALA Executive Committee Members
Executive Committee Members serve two years and is comprised of Educational Administrators, Directors, Managers, and Supervisors. Elections occur during the spring each year on a rotating basis. The composition of the executive committee includes:
- (1) Dean, Liaison to Dean's Council (appointed by Dean’s Council)
- (1) Certificated Administrators
- (3) Classified Administrators
FY 21-22 Classified Leadership Certificated Leadership Dean Appointee Year 2 Ruie Garnica Jeanette Chian-Brooks Christopher Johnson, Chair Year 1
Ex-Officio Jason Walker
Committee Assignments listed for Academic Year 22-23:
Committee member responsibilities include representing managers by serving on district committees as follows:
Advancing Leadership Association * (ALA) Every Thursday at 10am
1. Jeanette Chian 2. Christopher Johnson 3. Ruie Garnica 4. Robert Brown 5. Christina Llerena 6. Julie Samson Board Policies and Administrative Procedures (BPAP) 1st/3rd Fri, 10:30-Noon
1. Linda Esparza Dozer 2. Christopher Johnson 3. TBD Budget Resource Allocation Committee (BRAC) 2nd/4th Fri 9-11 am Press Box 3
Brian Fahnestock (Acting VP)
1. Alan Price 2. TBD College Planning Council ** (CPC) 1st & 3rd Tuesdays 3-4:30 pm Location: BC 214 Kindred Murillo 1. Jeanette Chian 2. Christopher Johnson 3. Ruie Garnica 4. Robert Brown 5. Christina Llerena 6. Julie Samson
Committee Assignments listed for Academic Year 20-21: (^) ALA Voting Rights, (*) Non-voting, serve as liaison
District Technology Committee (DTC) 1st/3rd Fri. 1:30 pm
1. TBD 2. TBD Equal Employment Advisory Committe (EEAOC) 2nd/4th Tues Time 1:30-3pm
1. Christopher Johnson 2. TBD Facilities and Safety 4th Thurs. Time: 11am - 12pm F & O Portable
1. Beth Rizo/TBD 2. TBD Hiring Committees As needed
1. TBD Institutional Effectiveness Committee (IEC) 2nd & 4th Tuesday 3:00-4:30pm A218C Fall
1. Virginia Estrella 2. TBD Instructional Technology Committee (ITC) 2nd/4th Fri. Time: 2:00 - 3:00pm Location: BC 214
1. TBD Management Professional Growth Committee (MPG) As needed
1.. ALA Executive Committee Negotiations/Benefits Ongoing
1. Nicole Hubert (outgoing) 2. Jason Walker (outgoing) 3. Christina Llerena (incoming) 4. Julie Samson (incoming) President’s Council Plus (PC+) As needed
1. TBD 2. Jens-Uwe Kuhn Professional Development Advisory Committee (PDAC) 2nd/4th Thurs Time: 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Location: A 218C
1. TBD 2. Ruie Garnica Program Evaluation Committee (PEC) 1st/3rd Thu. Time 2:30-4:00 p.m. Location: A 218C Raeanne Napoleon Carola Smith 1. Ruie Garnica/TBD Resolution 18 Task Force 2x/month 1. TBD 2. Christopher Johnson Reclassification Request Process (RRP) As needed
1. Jason Walker 2. Jim Clark 3. Nicole Hubert Strategic Enrollment Management (SEM) 2nd and 4th Tues. Time: 12:45 - 2:00 pm
1. Nicole Hubert 2. TBD Student Equity Committee (SEA) 2nd/4th Wed Time: 3:00 - 4:30 pm
1. Maureen McRae Goldberg 2. TBD
MEMO OF UNDERSTANDING (MOU) between ALA and SBCCD
This Agreement contains the terms negotiated between the Santa Barbara Community College District and the Advancing Leadership Association concerning terms and conditions of employment for Management.
Current MOU in place, dated July 1, 2021 - June 30, 2024
MOU Extension Agreement thru 06/2021
MOU Addendum, Probationary Evaluations, 2020
MOU, Juneteenth SBCC Holiday, 09/2021
ALA Statement of Support and CALL TO ACTION
Town Halls - Meets on the fourth Thursday of every month; Hosted by the Campus Climate Advisory Committee, led by Ruie Garnica (ALA), Hong Lieu (CSEA) and Raeanne Napolean (FA)
ALA works closely with HR and the District in offering training opportunities to address current needs and to provide professional development. Trainings are offered on a monthly basis. Members are encouraged to participate in training opportunities, as well as self-sourced opportunities through professional organizations, Lynda offerings, etc.