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Chaparral 2013-2014: 22.5 CSEA Connection

CSEA Connection (April/May 2014)

CSEA Connection: Recap and Congratulations

by Saodat Aziskhanova

CSEA President


Saodat Aziskhanova

This is the final issue of Chaparral of the 2013-14 academic year and it is a time to revisit the ‘almost’ past year: 

We welcomed our Superintendent/President Dr. David Viar.

May Revise is out and for the first time in a long time we are not talking about cutting categorical and/or general funds for Education.

It was an election year for the CSEA and the newly elected CSEA Executive Board has set the course of our chapter for the next two years. Being a CSEA officer conveys great responsibility. The CSEA Executive Board represents concerns, opinions and most importantly, votes on vital college issues on behalf of classified staff. Chapter meetings over the past years have seen a marked improvement in attendance and also more classified employees participating in shared governance. Our focus this year was: assessing our chapter, involving more people in various seminars and workshops offered by the CSEA, negotiating re-openers with the District, and reworking the roles and responsibilities of the negotiation team.

Classified employees had a retreat in Malibu during Spring break. The two-day event was very successful with the highest number of participants: 31 classified employees; thanks to Dr. Viar and his sponsorship, no one who wished to attend was turned down.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the outgoing Academic Senate President, Mike Scott, for a collegiate and collaborative relationship between Academic Senate and CSEA during his presidency, and for his support of classified staff. I would also like to congratulate Andrew Young, the incoming Academic Senate President. I am looking forward to working with him in the future.

On behalf of the entire CSEA Executive Board congratulations to:

  • Hoover Zariani for Outstanding Classified Employee of the Year Award
  • Seboo Aghajani for CSEA Unsung Hero of the Year Award
  • Henan Joof for Doctorate Degree
  • Officer Neil Carthew for being promoted to Police Corporal
  • Olga Tovar and Nelson Oliveira for John Davitt Award of the Year.

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