Classified Professional Development Committee

2023 Classified Employee of the Year
VCCCD Classified Professional Development Committee

Committee Vision Statement

To promote a unified and collaborative approach to professional development and recognition for VCCCD classified employees.


  • To encourage classified employees to establish goals, make conscious choices, and take action.
  • To provide clear, accessible resources for classified employees to develop a growth plan specific to their professional goals and in collaboration with their supervisor.
  • To provide classified employees with tangible, highly accessible tools they can utilize at their convenience to progress in their growth plan and achieve their goals.
  • To create a district-wide platform for recognition of classified employees.
  • To promote collaboration and knowledge-sharing among classified employees across the District.
  • To increase classified employees’ level of familiarity with the services the various departments across the District provide.
  • To provide all classified employees with resources and support they need to be successful in their jobs and feel enthusiastic to be VCCCD employees.


  • Vice Chancellor of Human Resources, Committee Chair
  • Classified Committee Co-Chair
  • Classified Employee Representatives (MC, OC, VC, and DAC Classified Senate Presidents or designees)
  • Classified Supervisor Representatives (one each from MC, OC, VC, and DAC)
  • SEIU Chief Steward or designee
  • Subject matter experts as needed
  • Professional Development Officers (open to all MC, OC, VC, and DAC)



Name Location Representing/Function Job Title

Classified Professional Development Committee

Gloria Banuelos DAC Designee for Vice Chancellor of Human Resources Director of Employee Relations and HR Operations
Joe Esquivel VC Classified Supervisor Custodial Supervisor, Co-Chair
Kelly Barton DAC Designee for President, DAC Classified Senate Human Resources Assistant, Co-Chair
Sergio Arana OC OC Classified Senate President Information Technology Support Specialist II
Gabby Chacon MC Designee for President, MC Classified Senate Administrative Assistant
Raquel De Los Santos VC Designee for President, VC Classified Senate Placement Project Specialist
Maria Urenda MC SEIU Chief Steward & Subject Matter Expert Financial Aid Specialist
Laura Gentry OC Subject Matter Expert Instructional Technologist/Designer
Tracie Bosket MC Subject Matter Expert Instructional Technologist/Designer
Sharon Oxford VC Subject Matter Expert Instructional Technologist/Designer
Matthew Moore VC Subject Matter Expert Instructional Technologist/Designer
Trudie Radtke MC Subject Matter Expert Instructional Technologist/Designer
Elizabeth Thompson DAC Classified Supervisor Accounts Payable Supervisor
Vacant OC Classified Supervisor TBD
Eric Lopez MC Classified Supervisor Custodial Supervisor
Rebecca Lopez DAC Professional Development Officer Human Resources Technician
Gilbert Downs OC Professional Development Officer Learning Resources Supervisor

2024 Meeting Schedule

All meetings are scheduled to begin at 1:30 p.m.

January 24, 2024

February 28, 2024

March 27, 2024

April 24, 2024

May 22, 2024

June 26, 2024

July 24, 2024

August 28, 2024

September 25, 2024

October 23, 2024

November 27, 2024

December 25, 2024






Archived Meeting Notes