Budget and Resource Advisory Council


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.


The new integrated program review and resource request process was developed in Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 by the Budget Resource Advisory Council (BRAC) in response to the college’s need for a simplified resource allocation process that is transparent, and requests prioritized to meet the needs of program review and institutional goals. In Fall 2021 and Spring 2022, BRAC will focus on the implementation and evaluation of this new process.

BRAC meets on these dates for the 2021-2022 academic year (1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month)

Fall 2021
  • September 2
  • September 16
  • October 7
  • October 21
  • November 4
  • November 18
  • December 2
  • December 16
Spring 2021
  • February 3
  • February 17
  • March 3
  • March 17
  • April 7
  • April 21
  • May 5
  • May 19

Extended or additional meetings will be scheduled, as necessary.


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

Member Department Role
Marilyn Morikang Administrative Services Chair, VPAS
Debra Griffith Student Services Administrator, VPSS
Stacy Gleixner Academic Affairs Administrator (AA)
Joe McDevitt Student Services Administrator, VPAA
Laura Hyatt Science and Math Administrator (SS)
Eric Grabiel Continuing Education Administrator (AA)
Gretchen Ehlers (Co-Chair) Math Faculty
Jen Ho Sociology Faculty
Faun Maddux Math Faculty
Leticia Gallardo Science Faculty
Ana Lobato Admissions and Records Classified, Classified Senate
Erica DiPietro Enrollment & Financial Services Classified
Behin Noormanesh TRIO Classified
Connor Linville ASWVC Student
William Smithers ASWVC Student
Donna Breckenridge Administrative Services Committee Support
Elizabeth Maciel Committee Support
Leslie Pollock Administrative Services Committee Support
Cher Vinson Administrative Services Committee Support
Last Updated 10/20/21