Classified Senate

The Classified Senate Executive Council is the highest level Classified Senate committee in the San Diego Continuing Education (SDCE) participatory governance structure. The primary function of the Classified Senate Executive Council is to provide SDCE Classified staff a leadership voice in the institution. The Classified Senate Executive Council is an equal partner in the governance of SDCE.

The Classified Senate Executive Council creates sub-committees as needed to review, research and analyze specific matters. These sub-committees make recommendations to the Classified Senate Executive Council, which it receives as input to rely primarily on for an ultimate recommendation to SDCE’s Executive Governance Council. The Classified Senate Executive Council also serves to represent classified constituency at District-wide governance meetings such as the District Governance Council.


  • Makes recommendations in the formation and implementation of administrative procedures related to operational matters, especially those which impact Classified staff
  • Makes appointments and recommendations for hiring committees and other participatory governance committees from among all Classified employees


  • Classified Senate President serves a two-year term in even-numbered years
  • Officers (3-4), including the Vice President, Secretary-Treasurer, and Senator-at-Large; the Immediate Past President serves a one-year term on the Board immediately following the conclusion of their final term of office as President
  • Senators (6) to represent each campus
  • Delegates may be appointed to represent other areas, including College Police, Maintenance and Operations, and Auxiliary/ Bookstore Operations

Committees of the Classified Senate are open to participation from any Classified employee who wishes to serve


This committee meets once each month at a regularly scheduled time.


Committees of the Classified Senate are appointed on an ad-hoc basis; the Bylaws of the Classified Senate provide for the regulation of any such committee that may be formed.

Mission: San Diego Continuing Education commits to student success and community enrichment by providing accessible, equitable, and innovative quality education and support services to diverse adult learners in pursuit of lifelong learning, training, career advancement, and pathways to college.