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The SFCC Governing Board

The SFCC governing board plays a critical role in setting the course for SFCC's future. The board takes seriously its responsibility to establish the policies and procedures necessary to effectively carry out the college's mission. The members of the board are locally elected residents whose interest is to advance the best interests of SFCC students, faculty, and staff and greater community of Santa Fe. 

Governing Board Member Filing Deadline Dec. 17. The filing deadline to declare candidacy for one of three SFCC Governing Board seats is Wednesday, December 17, 2014. The SFCC Governing Board election will be held Tuesday, February 3, 2015, jointly with the Santa Fe Public School Board election.

To qualify as a candidate for the SFCC Governing Board, individuals must be 21 or older and a resident of the community college district, which corresponds with the boundaries of the Santa Fe Public Schools District. All SFCC Governing Board seats are at-large, but are designated by a position number. Voters will be asked to select one candidate each for Position 1, Position 2 and Position 4.

The SFCC governing board plays a critical role in setting the course for SFCC's future. The board establishes the policies and procedures necessary to effectively carry out the college's mission and advance the best interests of the students, faculty, staff and community. The board’s five elected members serve for overlapping six-year terms. Regular Board meetings are held on the third Tuesday of each month.

SFCC will host public forums for candidates leading up to the election. Details will be announced at a later date.

View Videos of Board meetings.

Proposed Board Goals  2013-2014

Archived Agendas with Packets

 

AGENDA for Governing Board Meeting, December 16, 2014
SFCC Board Chair - Linda Siegle SFCC Board Vice Chair - Martha Romero SFCC Board Secretary - Kathy Keith

POSITION #1
Expires: March 31, 2015

Ms. Linda Siegle, Chair, is president of a consulting company focused on lobbying the legislature for non-profit agencies and strategic planning. She is a former member of the Santa Fe County Health Policy Commission and has served as chair of various state councils and committees.

505-471-3563
lsiegle1@msn.com

POSITION #3
Expires: March 31, 2019

Dr. Martha Romero, Vice Chair,
Dr. Martha Romero is a recently elected member of the SFCC Board. Prior to this she was President of a community college in California; she established several leadership development institutes in Ca., one a community leadership program similar to Leadership Santa Fe and another to train community college leaders through Claremont Graduate University.

Dr. Romero teaches online occasionally and continues to work with community colleges as a leadership coach. She has been a board trainer through the University of Texas at Austin, CLaremont Graduate University and the Association of Governing Boards. She serves on the Board of Everest College Phoenix, a private for profit college, and has served on the SIAS University Foundation Board. SIAS is an American University in rural China.

505-660-7799
martha.romero3@sfcc.edu

POSITION #5
Expires: March 31, 2019

Ms. Kathy Keith, Secretary, serves as the Executive Director of the Regional Development Corporation, a regional economic development organization. She has more than 20 years of experience in public policy, including working in leadership positions in the U.S. Congress, the U.S. Department of Energy and the New Mexico Economic Development Department. She has worked across the nation as a consultant assisting states and communities in designing and implementing cutting-edge workforce development projects.

Locally, she serves on the Santa Fe Business and Quality of Life Committee and is immediate past President of the Tesuque Elementary PTA. Keith holds a bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Political Science from Texas Tech University.

505-955-1808
kathydkeith@hotmail.com

SFCC Board Member - Pablo Sedillo SFCC Board Member - Chris Abeyta  

POSITION #2
Expires: March, 2015

Mr. Pablo Sedillo, Member, was appointed by the Governing Board and will serve until the next special election in March 2015. Currently serving as a government relations liaison for CHRISTUS St. Vincent Regional Medical Center, Mr. Sedillo was a field representative for former U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman from 2003-2012. He holds a bachelor’s degree from New Mexico Highlands University and serves on the university’s foundation board.

505-428-1148
pablo.sedillo@sfcc.edu

 

POSITION #4
Expires: March 31, 2015

Mr. Chris Abeyta, Member, is retired from Santa Fe Community College (SFCC) and is presently a Math and GED instructor at Northern New Mexico College (NNMC). He also teaches guitar at the Santa Fe County Juvenile Detention Center. He is a lifelong resident of Santa Fe and has served on many community boards and commissions. He has a degree from the University of New Mexico and has been recognized with the Mayor's Excellence Award in Literature and Music.

505-231-6290
john.abeyta@sfcc.edu

 
Meetings

Work Sessions (3:30 p.m.) and Board Meetings (5:00 p.m.) are scheduled for the third Tuesday of each month. (these dates are subject to change). The November meeting is scheduled for the third week of the month due to holidays, and it is a board option to eliminate the July and December meetings.

View Summaries of Board meetings...

Board meetings are open to the public. If you are an individual with a disability who is in need of any form of auxiliary aid, service or special assistance to attend or participate in the meeting, please contact the President's Office at 428-1148 at least 24 hours before the meeting. An agenda will be available from the President’s Office at least 72 hours prior to the meeting. 

 

2014    
January 7, 2014
Special Governing Board Meeting @ 3:00 p.m.
(President's Conf. Room)
Agenda
January 16, 2014
Special Closed Board Meeting
(President's Conf. Room)
Board Meeting@ 2:00 p.m.
Agenda
January 28, 2014
Joint Board Meeting with SFPS
Work Session @ 3:30 p.m.
WS Agenda
Board Meeting@ 5:30 p.m.
Consent Agenda
February 4, 2014
Special Governing Board Meeting @ 2:00 p.m.
Agenda
February 10, 2014 - Monday
Special Closed
Board Meeting @ 2:00 p.m.
in Washington, DC
Agenda
February 18, 2014
Work Session @ 3:30 p.m.
WS Agenda
Governing Board Meeting @ 5:00 p.m.
Agenda
March 4, 2014
Special Closed Governing
Board Meeting @ 9:00 a.m.
in Albuquerque
Agenda
March 11, 2014
Special Governing Board
Meeting @ 2:00 p.m.
Agenda
March 26, 2014
Regular Governing Board
Meeting @ 5:30 p.m.
Agenda
April 21, 2014
Special Governing
Board Meeting @ 12:30 p.m.
Agenda
April 22, 2014
Work Session @ 3:30 p.m.
Agenda
Governing Board Meeting @ 5:30 p.m.
Agenda
May 13, 2014 
Special Governing Board
Meeting @ 4:00 p.m.
Agenda
May 20, 2014
Work Session @ 3:30 p.m.
Governing Board Meeting @ 5:00 p.m.
Agenda
June 20, 2014
Special Governing Board Meeting
Campus Tour @ 4:00 p.m.
Agenda
June 21, 2014
Governing Board Retreat 
@ 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Agenda
June 24, 2014
Work Session @ 3:30
Governing Board Meeting @ 5:00 p.m.
Agenda
July 15, 2014
Work Session @ 3:00 p.m.
Agenda
Governing Board Meeting @ 6:00 p.m.
Agenda
July 29, 2014
Special Governing
Board Meeting @ 4:00 p.m.
Agenda
August 5, 2014
Special Board Meeting@ 4:00 p.m.
Agenda
August 14, 2014
Work Session @ 3:00 p.m.
Agenda
HEC Board Meeting @ 5:00 p.m.
Agenda
Governing Board Meeting @ 5:30 p.m.
Agenda
August 25, 2014
Special Board Meeting
@2:00 p.m.
Agenda
September 2, 2014
Special Board Meeting
@4:00 p.m.
Agenda
September 16, 2014
Work Session: @ 3:30 p.m.
Governing Board Meeting @ 5:00 p.m.
Agenda
October 21, 2014
Work Session @ 3:00 -5:00 p.m.
Agenda
Governing Board Meeting @ 5:00 p.m.
Agenda
November 14, 2014 
Special Closed Governing
Board Meeting 2:30 p.m.
Agenda

November 18, 2014
Work Session @ 2:30 - 3:00 p.m.
Agenda
HEC Board Meeting @ 5:30 p.m.
Agenda
Governing Board Meeting @ 6:00 p.m.
Agenda

December 10, 2014
Special Board Meeting @ 2:00 p.m.
Agenda 
December 16, 2014
Work Session @ 3:00-5:00 p.m.
Agenda
Governing Board Meeting @ 5:00 p.m.
Agenda

 

 


*Dates and times are subject to change. 

Board Meetings (5:00 p.m.) are scheduled for the third Tuesday of each month. It is a board option to eliminate the July and December board meetings.

Board packets are distributed 72 hours prior to a scheduled board meeting. The Board Secretary needs all documentation (agenda items with background, PowerPoint presentations, governance group reports/minutes and policies) to include in the board packet and should be received 10-12 days prior to the board meetings.

For more information, please contact Donna Wells, Executive Assistant to the Governing Board, 505-428-1148, donna.wells@sfcc.edu.

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