Steering Committee

Next Steering Committee meeting: Friday, July 30, 2021 · 12:30-3:30PM. Meeting location link and further details included on agenda. View Agenda

As outlined in our Charter, the Steering Committee of the South Bay Consortium meets monthly to review reports and consider public comment, and to agree:

  1. To establish the annual activities and funding distribution schedule,
  2. To make amendments to the annual activities and funding distribution schedule,
  3. To receive formal reports on implementation in order to review and certify the deliverables as required by the state.

Annual activities are formalized in the Three-Year Regional Plan and subsequent Annual Plans. Amendments, additions or changes to the Three-Year Regional plan, the Funding Distribution Schedule, and all formal reports on implementation needing to be certified for the state, will be considered in publicly noticed meetings, in response to the requirements of the AB104 Legislation. In keeping with our Guiding Principles, every effort will be made to solicit input from all of our stakeholders and from those who care about public adult education.

All SBCAE public meetings are subject to Brown Act requirements.

Brown Act Modifications due to COVID-19

SBCAE 2021-22 Meeting Calendar

Our Guiding Principles are to:

  • focus on the needs of adult education students first
  • work with transparency and inclusion with all stakeholders
  • embrace collaboration and partnership to have a positive collective impact on our region
  • explore expansion and innovation in adult education services in the region
  • seek other community partnerships and connections to leverage resources and achieve better outcomes
  • commit to ideas, decisions and practices that anticipate the future needs for adult learners in our region.

Steering Committee Members

Each of the five-member school districts is represented by one primary and one alternate member on the Steering Committee. Each of the community college districts, with two colleges each, is represented by two members and their alternates. All representatives are formally appointed to the Steering Committee by the governing boards of their districts. Each member’s district is solely responsible for who represents it.

At all meetings nine representatives (primary or alternate), formally approved by each district’s governing board, will represent the member institutions. The Consultation Council will choose one representative from the colleges and one representative from the adult schools to attend regularly scheduled Steering Committee meetings as ex officio non-voting members.

Current Board Appointed Representatives

Representative Role Member
Usha Narayanan - Director, Adult and Community Education Alternate: Leslie Johnson-Tatsuta Rep Campbell Union High School District
Traci Williams - Director, East Side Adult Education Alternate: Kathy Frye Co-Chair East Side Union High School District
Alecia Myers-Kelley - Director of Program & Student Support Services Alternate: Drew Foerder Rep Metropolitan Education District
Greg Barnes - Director, Secondary Education, Milpitas Adult Education Alternate: Giuliana Brahim Rep Milpitas Union School District
Carrie Casto - Principal, Santa Clara Adult Education Alternate: Christine Berdiansky Rep Santa Clara Unified School District
Lena Tran - Vice President, Strategic Partnerships and Workforce Innovation Alternate: Roberta Kunkel Rep San Jose-Evergreen Community College District
Kishan Vujjeni - Director/Dean Adult and Noncredit Education Alternate: N/A Co-Chair San Jose-Evergreen Community College District
Aaron Tolbert - Dean of Language Arts Alternate: Valerie Jensen Rep West Valley-Mission Community College District
Eric Grabiel - Director, School of Continuing Education Alternate: Brad Weisberg Rep West Valley-Mission Community College District

Meeting Agenda/Approved Minutes

Steering Committee Meeting Agendas Approved Minutes
June 18, 2021 Agenda TBD
May 21, 2021 Agenda May 21, 2021 Minutes
April 23, 2021 Agenda April 23, 2021 Minutes
March 26, 2021 Agenda March 26, 2021 Minutes
February 26, 2021 Agenda February 26, 2021 Minutes
February 5, 2021 Agenda February 5, 2021 Minutes
January 8, 2021 Agenda January 8, 2021 Minutes
December 11, 2020 Agenda December 11, 2020 Minutes
November 20, 2020 Agenda November 20, 2020 Minutes
October 16, 2020 Agenda October 16, 2020 Minutes
September 18, 2020 Agenda September 18, 2020 Minutes
August 21, 2020 Agenda August 21, 2020 Minutes
July 31, 2020 Agenda July 31, 2020 Minutes
July 7, 2020 Agenda July 7, 2020 Minutes

Priors years available upon request: please contact Shana Carter, shana.carter@sjeccd.edu.

Consultation Council

To assure there is a formal role in the consortium's annual decision-making, evaluation, and planning, a Consultation Council will be convened. The Consultation Council will be charged with selecting one faculty member from each system to attend Steering Committee meetings as ex officio members. The Consultation Council will be responsible for informing the Co-Chairs of who representatives are in a timely manner so that agendas and supporting documents may be shared with them as they are shared with all Steering Committee members. The Consultation Council will choose one representative from the colleges and one representative from the adult schools to attend regularly scheduled Steering Committee meetings as ex officio non-voting members.

The Consultation Council will be comprised of:

• One representative from each of the four Academic Senates.

• One representative from the certificated bargaining unit of each of the seven districts.

• One representative from the classified bargaining unit of each of the seven districts.


The Steering Committee will confer with the SBCAE Consultation Council before any decisions about annual activities and funding are presented to the public for input. The Steering Committee, in deliberation with the Consultation Council, will assure that funded activities, including consortium-wide supports, as well as direct-services for students, align with the Three-Year Regional and Annual Plan objectives.

2020-21 Consultation Council Roster:

AnnMarie Wasserbauer West Valley College Joseph Vigliecca San Jose City College
Brenda Flores East Side Adult Education Julian Martinez Mission College
Alejandro Lopez San Jose City College Kathy Jasper Evergreen Valley College
Andrea Lopez San Jose City College Lora Glaser Mission College
Christina Schell Santa Clara Adult Education Margarita Ortiz-Minett Campbell Adult & Community Education
David Grant
Co-Chair
Santa Clara Adult Education Melanie Davis Milpitas Adult Education
Esmeralda Guerrero Campbell Adult & Community Education Phil Crawford
Co-Chair
San Jose City College
Fabio Gonzalez San Jose City College Phil Hu San Jose · Evergreen CCD
Gretchen Ehlers West Valley College Randy Pratt Evergreen Valley College
Jennifer Gagliardi Milpitas Adult Education Rosalie Ruiz Silicon Valley Adult Education
Jesus Covarrubias San Jose City College Shawn Tran East Side Adult Education