Budget and Resource Advisory Committee


BRAC will guide the overall budget and integrated resource allocation process, including establishing the budget and planning timeline, implementation of related procedures, and the policies and criteria used as the basis for evaluating budget matters proposals. Reports to College Council.

Mission Statement

BRAC is a participatory governance committee guided by the representation and feedback of Academic Senate, Classified Senate, Associated Student Government, as well as faculty member and classified professional and administrative representation. The charge is to guide the overall budget process, integrate with other programs such as grants, categoricals, and other external funding sources, implementation, and timelines as part of institutional planning. BRAC will review and evaluate available funding sources and recommendations for integrated budget allocations to College Council. Responsibilities of BRAC include joint review with the Institutional Effectiveness Committee of strategic planning and resource requests.  This committee ensures processes are aligned with accreditation standards, college goals, strategic planning, equity framework, and state and federal funding guidelines. As well, BRAC will:

  • Train members to become budget experts
  • Set College budget policies/processes
  • Develop and implement college integrated budget allocation model
  • Work with Office of Administrative Services, the Program Review Committee and Office of Institutional Effectiveness to recommend budget priorities to College Council as a recommendation to the college president
  • Ensure the college budget recommendations are guided by the college mission and vision
  • Ensure accreditation standards are met by linking planning and program review to resource allocation
  • Recommend appropriate funding sources for program review and strategic planning goals.

Meeting Dates for Fall 2022

Third Thursday every month from 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM.

  • September 15, 2022
  • October 20, 2022
  • November 17, 2022
  • December 15, 2022


BRAC task force is currently in process of validating its membership.

Member Department Role
Marilyn Morikang (Chair) Administrative Services Administrator, VP of Administrative Services
Gretchen Ehlers (Co-Chair) Math Academic Senate
Renee Paquier Student Services Administrator, VP of Student Services
Stacy Gleixner Academic Affairs Administrator, VP of Academic Affairs
Joe McDevitt Enrollment Services Administrator, Student Services
Mel Vaughn Science and Math Administrator, Academic Affairs
Eric Grabiel Continuing Education Administrator, Academic Affairs
Leticia Gallardo Science Academic Senate
Faun Maddux Math Academic Senate
Ana Lobato Admissions & Records Classified Senate
Leslie Pollock Administrative Services Classified Senate
Tania Pichardo EOPS Classified Senate
Sebastian Corsini Director of Finance Associate Students of West Valley College
Nolan Stinger ASWVC Senator Associate Students of West Valley College
Andrew Nystrom ASWVC Senator Associate Students of West Valley College
Elizabeth Maciel Administrative Services Committee Support
Cher Vinson Administrative Services Committee Support
Last Updated 11/10/22