Committee on Environment, Quality of Life, and Disability Issues

2022-2025: (9 Members)

Committee Members:

  1. Stephanie Rost, History, Chair (2024)
  2. Noelia Diaz, English, Secretary (2024)
  3. Kelly Ford, Business (2023)
  4. Janet Franzese, Nursing (2023)
  5. Mohammad Javdan, Biology (2023)
  6. Yusuf Gurtas, Mathematics and Computer Sciences (2024)
  7. Changiz Alizadeh, Mathematics and Computer Science (2025)
  8. Dorith Brodbar, Counseling (2025)
  9. Crystal Moscat, Advisement (2025)

Subcommittee on Accessibility: Prof. Angela Ridinger-Dotterman, Chair 

Student Representatives

  1. TBA
  2. TBA


  • Vice-President William Faulkner, Finance & Administration, President's Designee
  • Mr. Benami Freier, Liaison, Services for Students with Disabilities
  • Mr. John Triolo, Liaison, Office of Campus Safety
  • Prof. Anthony Monahan (HPED), Liaison, Steering Committee
  • Mr. Mel Rodriguez, Liaison, Environmental Health and Safety
  • Prof. Elizabeth Toohey (English), Liaison, Committee on Committees
  • Ms. Isabel Hocevar, R.N., Liaison, Office of Health Services
  • Prof. Clara Wajngurt (Mathematics), Chair, PSC Health and Safety


Committee Upcoming Meetings:

Please contact: Stephanie Rost (Chair) ( or Noelia Diaz (Secretary)(

Bylaws Charges

Section 21. Committee on Environment, Quality of Life and Disability Issues

The Committee on Environment, Quality of Life and Disability Issues shall consist of nine (9) members of the instructional staff and two (2) students.

The Committee on Environment, Quality of Life and Disability Issues shall:

  1. Through a process that involves the administration, formulate and recommend to the Academic Senate policies and practices pertaining to the College environment in matters of health, safety, security, maintenance and allocation of facilities;
  2. Evaluate and report to the Academic Senate on the administrative response to problems in the College environment;
  3. Receive all proposals concerning naming and renaming campus facilities and make appropriate recommendations to the Academic Senate;
  4. Review and report on College Master Plan regarding facilities and the campus environment;
  5. Review the assessment of the campus with regard to services for students with disabilities and disability issues as the assessment relates and pertains to the campus environment and campus facilities and make appropriate recommendations to the Academic Senate.

Steering Committee Suggested Charges/Committee Goals

The Steering Committee supports the recommendations stated in the 2020-2021 annual report: Continue with work to reach out to faculty interested in learning about Disability pedagogy issues; continue collaborating with Perkins Grant Student-centered IDT; advocate for culture of trust and openness for students; follow up on renovation updates; continue to work on writing up an addendum to the General Committee Guide, and follow up on allergen guidelines in food service areas. 

In addition, the continuation of the sub-committee on accessibility would require approval from the Senate. Please submit a rationale to the SC to extend the subcommittee for another year. Also please post the upcoming scheduled committee meeting dates with contact information onto the committee website.

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