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Budget Resource Allocation Committee

Committee Charge


As an operational committee that reports to the President, the purpose of the Budget Resource Allocation Committee (BRAC) is to ensure that the District’s strategic planning is tied to resource allocation in a demonstrable, collaborative, transparent, and sustainable decision-making process. Accessibility is not just physical access, such as adding a ramp where steps exist. Accessibility requires looking at how programs, services, and activities are delivered. The Budget Resource Allocation Committee was created to provide a shared governance process for reviewing all District budgets in detail and make budget recommendations to the College Planning Council (CPC). BRAC does not report to CPC.

As part of the integrated planning process for SBCC, the Budget Resource Allocation Committee will ensure that an open, equitable and orderly budget process is instituted and followed in establishing the operational budget of Santa Barbara City College.
Vice President, Business Services

The members of the Budget Resource Allocation Committee consists of the following positions:

Three Administrators/Managers - Appointed by Advancing Leadership Association
Three Faculty - Appointed by Academic Senate
Three Classified - Appointed by Classified School Employees Association
Two Students - Appointed by Associated Student Government
Vice President, Business Services (Co-Chair)
Controller, Fiscal Services (Co-Chair)

Resource Positions:
Assistant Controller
Accounting Staff
Administrative Assistant IIIC, Business Services

Appointed By
Alan Price Advancing Leadership Association
Paloma Arnold Advancing Leadership Association
Jens Uwe-Kuhn Advancing Leadership Association
Mike Gonella Academic Senate
Patricia Frank Academic Senate
Ruth Morales Academic Senate
Liz Auchincloss Classified School Employees Association
Beth Taylor-Schott Classified School Employees Association
Lisa Saunders-Kellogg Classified School Employees Association
Cyndi Morris Associated Student Government
Anthony Angeles Associated Student Government
Lyndsay Maas Vice President, Business Services (Co-Chair)
Rudy Hill Controller, Fiscal Services (Co-Chair)
Cesar Perfecto Resource Position, Assistant Controller
Carlene Evans Resource Position, Accounting Staff
Alexandra Forbes Thierjung Resource Position, Administrative Assistant

Members Archive

All BRAC Meetings are held via ZOOM

Email afthierjung@sbcc.edu for access to Zoom information

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See upcoming meeting dates, and view agendas and minutes from previous meetings


Additional Resources

Committee files and documents available for view/download