Safety Committee
Safety Committee

Safety Committee


The Mesa College Site Safety Committee provides a venue to address safety issues and promote safety in all areas across the campus. It also provides planning related to safety enhancements, emergency contingencies and disaster preparedness. The Safety Committee, together with other appropriate members and the President of Mesa College shall constitute the Safety Officers of Mesa College.

The Committee meets monthly to review safety reports, workplace accident/injury reports and recommendations from Safety Officers, determine, plan and implement safety training, direct measures for hazard abatement, and promulgate workplace safety rules.

Type: Governance

Reports to: President's Cabinet (PCAB)

Meets: The Safety Committee meets on the third Thursday of the Month at 2:15 PM in MC 151.  |  View Agendas & Minutes


  1.  To develop a sustainable, comprehensive Safety Plan for the Campus - this is in progress from the last meeting. This plan will include areas such as training, policy review, and other critical aspects.

Membership 2023-2024

  • (1) Vice President, Administration
    (1) College Events and Operations
  • Lorenze Legaspi
    Vice President, Administrative Services
  • Jacqueline Collins
    Administrator, College Events and Operations 
  • (1) College Community Emergency Response Team Captain or Desginee
  • Alex Napoles
    District Network Specialist, Technology Services
  • (1) Dean, Math and Natural Science
    (1) Dean, Exercise Science
  • Monica Romero
    Associate Dean, Career & Technical Education
  • Ryan Shumaker
    Dean, Exercise Science
  • (1) Regional Facilities Officier
    (1) Facilities Services Representative
  • Dave Warczakowski
    Regional Facilities Officer
  • Eduardo Arteaga
    Senior Custodial Crew Leader
  • (1) College Police Representative
  • Terry Hiett
    Lieutenant, Collge Police
  • (1) Veterinary Technology Representative
    (1) Art Representative
    (1) Culinary Arts Representative
    (1) Bookstore Representative
    (1) Student Health Services Representative
    (1) Student Services Representative
    (1) Disability Support Programs and Services Representative
    (1) Physics Representative
  • Carol Novosad
    Instructional Lab Technician, Veterinary Technology
  • Nathan Betschart
    Professor, Fine Art
  • Tonya Whitfield
    Associate Professor, Culinary Arts
  • Rob Meyers
    Supervisor, Bookstore
  • Suzanne Khambata
    Health Center Services Director
  • Vacant
    Student Services Representative
  • Erika Higginbotham
    Coordinator, Disability Support Programs and Services
  • Carina Castro
    Instructional Lab Technician, Biology
  • (1) Representative
  • Chelsea Ruwe
    Instructional Learning Technician, Fine Arts
  • (1) MET Representative
  • Melissa Agudelo
    MET Principal
  • (1) Representative
    Associated Student Representative
  • (1) District Risk Manager
    (1) District Risk Management Support
  • Frank Fennessey
    Risk Manager, District
  • Dan Vera
    Occupational Environmental Health and Safety Coordinator, District

Additional Information

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