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College of Marin Classified Senate

The Classified Senate represents the voice of the classified staff in participatory governance matters. 

Classified Professionals Handbook

Meeting Times:
The Classified Senate meets the 1st Tuesday of the Month from 12:00 to 1:00 in the teleconference rooms LC 53 (KTD)/ISC 201(IVC).
All meetings are open to the public. Please feel free to contact any of the Classified Senators listed below to ask questions or get information about the Senate. Senate agendas and minutes are linked on this webpage.

*note - there will be no meeting in August.  The next meeting will be September 2, 2014

2014-2015 Classified Senators

Senator Department Extension Unit Term expires
Emy Bagtas
Financial Aid 7408 CSEA 6/30/2015
Laura Cooper
(Vice President)
Physical Sciences 7513 CSEA 6/30/2016
Rodney Craig Maintenance and Operations 7442 SEIU 6/30/2015
Melody Creel PRIE 7563 CSEA 6/30/2015
Matthew Dimopoulos SAS 7551 CSEA 6/30/2016
Melinda Molloy College Operations 8101 Confidential 6/30/2015
Oksana Pensabene Tutoring Center 7620 CSEA 6/30/2016
Alexio Perez Maintenance and Operations 7454 SEIU 6/30/2016
Monica Rudolph
Math and Sciences 7510 CSEA 6/30/2016
Carol Schwartz
SAS 7406 CSEA 6/30/2015
Ellen Shaw Counseling 7436 CSEA 6/30/2016
Dodd Stange Maintenance and Operations 7457 SEIU 6/30/2015


Current Events

The day has set on the Classified Senate Halloween Party, Costume Contest and Fund-Raiser... come back next year for an even spookier good time.

Thank you all for your continued support and participation in making this event a success.

Come dress-up or dress-down, choose your chow, give a cheer! Meet your COM-panions for a little relaxing refreshment at reasonable rates, right nearby: Deedy Lounge, Thursday, October 30th, from 11:30 to 1:30.
Costume Contestants need to arrive by 12:00 so judges can observe & choose winners by 12:30, sharp; categories are Black &/or White; Scary; and Group Costume(s).

Dr. Coon has generously approved two hours of release time especially to allow our ghouls and ghosts at IVC to have enough time to drive over and partake in the festivities. Come on by, say hello, buy some yummy BBQ’d burgers or veggie burgers or hot-diggity-dogs, try your luck at our raffle (drawing will be at 1:00), and support your fellow classified staff members. Here is the menu for this year's festivities.

We are still accepting donations for Raffle Prizes so if you would like to donate please email You can also drop off any donations to SMN 203 from 2 - 5 pm M-F.  Funds raised help us as we work to represent the voice of all Classified Staff in matters of college governance, institutional policies and procedures, college goals, plans, and priorities, as well as funding certificates, awards and gifts for Classified Staff.
Use this link to view a gallery of just some of the scarily good items donated to the raffle.

Also, if you would like to organize a carpool to or from IVC you can use to assist you. Looking forward to a scarily good time.
Everyone in the College of Marin family is welcome to attend – the more the scarier!  Wahaa haa hah!

Please RSVP any dietary preferences or costume contest entries to

Constitution & Bylaws

In November 2010, the Classified Senate recommended a revision to the Classified Senate Constitution and Bylaws that updated the documents and clarified procedures to reflect current practice. The revised Constitution and Bylaws were approved by a majority vote of the Classified Staff on November 29, 2010, and Article III was amended in May 2012.

Minutes and Agendas



Classified Senate Payroll Deduction Form (PDF 19 KB)*

Classified Senate Newsletters

Spring 2013 Volume 4

Spring 2012 Volume 3

Fall 2011 Volume 2

Spring 2011 Volume 1

Awards & Recognition

Classified Senate Awards

The Classified Senate formalized a process to recognize our outstanding classified staff on an annual basis. Each year individuals and departments are selected from nominations by their peers, to be honored based on the criteria of:

  • Quality of work
  • Extra effort
  • Positive attitude
  • Dependability
  • Collaboration and
  • Commitment

2014 Classified Senate Awards (opens a new PDF)

2013 Classified Senate Awards (opens a new PDF)

Prior Awards

State Resources

California Community College Classified Senate (4CS)

4CS Facebook Page

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Classified Senate Web page
Content Responsible:
Monica Rudolph, Classified Senate President, 415-485-9510
Technical Contact:
Laura Cooper, Classified Senate Vice President, 415-485-9513