Agenda for Strategic Planning Conference

Saturday, September 26, 2015

8:00 am to 9:00 am - registration/refreshments/networking

OPENING REMARKS – Pat Gantt, President of the CSU Employees Union/SEIU 2579

9:00 am to 10:00 am - PANEL – Facilitated by coalition leader Joe Kiskis

The Master Plan Then and Now: What was the Original Donahoe Act of 1960? What has it Become Today?

  • Richard Hansen – President of the California Community College Independents
  • Stanton Glantz – President of the Council of University of California Faculty Associations
  • Joseph Palermo – Professor of History at California State University, Sacramento
  • Dahlia Salem – Secretary, Student Senate for California Community Colleges
  • Guillermo Rogel - Board Chair of the University of California Student Association           

10:00 am to 11:00 am - BREAKOUT SESSION

Core Concepts/Core Values: Visions for Public Higher Education Policy Moving Forward

  • This is for group work to get participant input

11:00 am to 12:00 noon - PANEL – Facilitated by coalition leader Abenicio Cisneros

Competing Interests: Funding Public Higher Education Along with Other Societal Needs

  • Chris Hoene - Executive Director of the California Budget and Policy Center
  • Jonathan Lightman – Executive Director of the Faculty Association of California Community Colleges
  • Lenny Goldberg – Executive Director of the California Tax Reform Association

12:00 noon to 1:00 pm - *provided lunch* and KEY NOTE SPEECH Congressman Eric Swalwell

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm - PANEL – Facilitated by Congressman Eric Swalwell

Student Perspectives/Student Concerns

  • Edward Chavez - Organizer with the Student Union of San Francisco
  • Shanell Williams – Student Labor Action Project
  • Harvey Gunderman – Chair of SSCCC Region II and the Vice Chair of the Region Leaders Council
  • Isabel Escobar – Luther Burbank High School Law and Social Justice Academy
  • Iman Sylvain - University Affairs Chair of the UC Student Association

2:00 pm to 3:00 pm - BREAKOUT SESSION

Next Steps: Advocacy in the 2015-2016 Legislative budget cycle

  • This is for group work to get participant input

3:00 pm to 4:00 pm - PANEL Facilitated by coalition leader Rodney Orr

Elected Representatives: What Do the Legislative Champions for Public Higher Education Envision?

  • Estevan Santana – Assembly Member Susan Bonilla’s office
  • Alejandra Duran – Assembly member Tony Thurmond’s office
  • Victor Costa – President, Student Senate for California Community Colleges
  • Kevin Sabo – President, University of California Student Association

4:00 pm to 5:00 pm - BREAKOUT SESSION

Getting Active: What Can we do Right Now?

CLOSING REMARKS – Jelger Kalmijn, President, UPTE-CWA Local 9119

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