Steering Committee

Next Steering Committee meeting: Friday, June 14, 2024 · 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM. Location: Santa Clara Adult Education, 1840 Benton St, Santa Clara, CA 95050, Room J2 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 2023-24 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: Shawn Tran Co-Chair East Side Union High School District
Maliheh Vafai – Director, Silicon Valley Adult Education Alternate: Kiran Grewal Rep Metropolitan Education District
Priti Johari - 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
Maniphone Dickerson – Vice President of Strategic Partnerships & Workforce Innovation Alternate: Roberta Kunkel Rep San Jose-Evergreen Community College District
Kishan Vujjeni - Director/Dean Adult and Noncredit Education Alternate: Vacant Co-Chair San Jose-Evergreen Community College District
Julian N. Branch, Phd. , Director of Educational Partnerships Alternate: Vacant Rep West Valley-Mission Community College District
Eric Grabiel - Director, School of Continuing Education Alternate: Vacant Rep West Valley-Mission Community College District

Meeting Agenda/Approved Minutes

Steering Committee Meeting Agendas Approved Minutes Documents
June 14, 2024 TBD
April 26, 2024 TBD
Special Meeting - April 19, 2024 Special Meeting - April 19, 2024
March 8, 2024 March 8, 2024

February 2, 2024 February 2, 2024
December 8, 2023 December 8, 2023
October 13, 2023 October 13, 2023
September 8, 2023 September 8, 2023
August 4, 2023 agenda August 4, 2023 minutes
June 9, 2023 agenda June 9, 2023 minutes
May 19, 2023 Agenda May 19, 2023 Minutes
April 28, 2023 Agenda April 28, 2023 Minutes
April 7, 2023 Agenda April 7, 2023 Minutes
March 10, 2023 Agenda March 10, 2023 Minutes
Feb 10, 2023 Agenda Feb 10, 2023 Minutes
Jan 20, 2023 Agenda Jan 20, 2023 Minutes
Dec 9, 2022 Agenda Dec 9, 2022 Minutes
Nov 18, 2022 Agenda Nov 18, 2022 Minutes
Oct 14, 2022 Agenda Oct 14, 2022 Minutes
Sept 16, 2022 Agenda Sept 16, 2022 Minutes
August 19, 2022 Agenda August 19, 2022 Minutes
June 17, 2022 Agenda June 17, 2022 Minutes

SBCAE 2022-2025 Three Year Regional Plan

May 20, 2022 Agenda May 20, 2022 Minutes
April 29, 2022 Agenda April 29, 2022 Minutes
April 8, 2022 Agenda April 8, 2022 Minutes
March 11, 2022 Agenda March 11, 2022 Minutes
February 11, 2022 Agenda February 11, 2022 Minutes
January 21, 2022 Agenda January 21, 2022 Minutes
December 10, 2021 Meeting Agenda December 10, 2021 Meeting Minutes
November 19, 2021 Meeting Agenda November 19, 2021 Meeting Minutes
October 15, 2021 Meeting Agenda October 15, 2021 Meeting Minutes
September 17, 2021 Meeting Agenda September 17 Meeting Minutes
August 20, 2021 Meeting Agenda August 20, 2021 Meeting Minutes
July 30, 2021 Meeting Agenda July 30, 2021 Meeting Minutes
June 18, 2021 Agenda June 18, 2021 Minutes
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,

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.

2022-23 Consultation Council Roster:

Arezoo Miller Silicon Valley Adult Education Joseph Vigliecca San Jose City College
Brenda Flores East Side Adult Education Marina Broeder Mission College
Alex Lopez San Jose City College Christina Schell Santa Clara Adult Education
Andrea Lopez San Jose City College Margarita Ortiz-Minett
Campbell Adult & Community Education
David Grant Santa Clara Adult Education Melanie Davis Milpitas Adult Education
Esmeralda Guerrero Campbell Adult & Community Education Phil Crawford
San Jose City College
Fabio R. Gonzalez San Jose City College Vacant San Jose-Evergreen Community College District
Vacant 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 Sonya Espinola East Side Adult Education