Cerro Coso Community College

SGCC Officers 2019-2020

Student Government of Cerro Coso

The Student Government of Cerro Coso (SGCC), is the official student organization, with membership open to all students. The SGCC, through its governing body the Student Senate, promotes the Student Activities Program at Cerro Coso. A system of self-government has been established by which the students, through democratic action, formulate and execute policies and programs and prepare the student body's financial budget..

Cerro Coso Community College students can purchase a Coyote Card sticker each semester at the time of registration. The Coyote Card sticker is placed on each students identification card. These funds support the Student Activities Program which benefits the college and contributes to the welfare of all students. Possession of a Coyote Card sticker may qualify an individual to serve as a club representative or a student Senator, to hold office, to join college student organizations, and to receive student discounts at various merchants in the community. Members are also entitled to reduced or free admission to various on-campus and off-campus events sponsored by the SGCC.

Mission: The mission of the SGCC, in order to promote a harmonious environment, is to create an interactive atmosphere and immersive culture by providing student-oriented services, opportunities for involvement, and increased campus accessibility.

Objectives: The objectives of the SGCC are to represent our fellow students of Cerro Coso; uphold the constitution created by them; inspire, serve, and lead; and to make a beneficial impact within the community.

Are you interested in getting involved?Make your voice heard!

Positions are available on the Student Senate of Cerro Coso and we want you to fill them!

The mission of the Cerro Coso Senate is to connect the student population to the Executive Board, assist the Student Government as a whole, and to make positive contributions toward college committees and is a great way to get involved in student life on campus. We hope to hear from you, and look forward to working with you to make Student Life at Cerro Coso the best it can be!

For More Information:

  • Attend SGCC General Session on the first Tuesday of each month, 12:30-1:30, in MB 350, at the Ridgecrest Campus and via Zoom. All Students are invited to attend! Register to attend via Zoom.
  • Join the Associated Student Body (2021-22) Pronto group (Group Code: BFKG3L) to discuss information related to students!
  • Join the Student Senate
    • The Senate is the representative body of the students of Cerro Coso. Senators collect student interest and concern and represent students to influence change at the college
    • Assists student life with facilitating activities
    • Meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 12:30pm in room 350a – Those interested should join the Student Senate of Cerro Coso

Students with further questions on how to participate in the SGCC, or for more information you may email Tyson Huffman, tyson.huffman@cerrocoso.edu. Students at campus sites or centers may contact their local administrator.

The SGCC welcomes anyone who wishes to get involved. We will advise you in how to participate in clubs, events, or anything part of student life. We need you to help enrich the student atmosphere, so join an activity and share your insight and creativity. Do not worry, no experience is necessary.

Meet Your SGCC Officers

2021 SGCC

Mia Guzman | President

Hi everyone, my name is Mia Guzman and I am your Student Government President. I am a Child Development Major, working towards my goal of transferring and becoming a social worker. This year I hope to bring back the college experience while still maintaining a safe environment. Now that we are back on campus, one of my priorities is to bring back the student life and support the growth of our clubs.

2021 SGCC

Dianne Espindola | Vice President

My name is Dianne Espindola and I am the Vice President of Student Government for Cerro Coso. Throughout this school year, I’d like to see students meet their goals and have a great time at Cerro Coso. As a Vice President, I would love to engage with many new students to help them along this college journey. I’m also the President of Latinos Unidos Club here at Cerro Coso and I like to bring students together to have a good time while attending Cerro Coso. My experience at Coso has been a great one and I just want other students to have a great experience at Coso.

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Mary Piatt | Finance Manager

My name is Mary Piatt and I am the SGCC Finance Officer. This is my third year at CC and my major is Business Administration. I hope to transfer to a uni next fall. I don’t have much experience with finances but hopefully, this will give me some insight/experience. I want to be more involved at the college and I can’t wait to see what this year will bring.

2021 SGCC

Ashanti Payton | Communications Officer

Heyo! My name is Ashanti Payton I am a Freshman at Cerro Coso & I am trying to get into the LVN program. I am the Communications Officer for this year. I will be keeping everyone up to date with all the events coming up this year, hope you all enjoy!!

SGCC Documents

SGCC Constititution

Shared Governance

Cerro Coso practices Shared Governance, allowing all members of the college community to be represented in governance bodies. Specific Shared Governance Teams have student representative spots available. Those teams are: Accreditation Steering Committee, Budget Development Committee, Facilities Committee, Professional Development Committee, Program Review Committee, Safety and Security Committee, Outcome Assessment Committee, Student Success and Support Council, and Technology Resource Team. The SGCC is also represented by 2 members on the College Council, which has the responsibility for the integration of planning for the long-term direction of the college, which includes decisions regarding programs, facilities, financial planning, staffing, and organizational development. To become a student team member contact Tyson Huffman.

District Representatives

Section 72023.5 of the Education Code provides for a student to be a non-voting member of the Board of Trustees. The associated student body selects a student to serve as members of a District Steering Committee. This committee considers issues and concerns of the district representative and advises the student member of the Board of Trustees who will chair the District Steering Committee. Student members are chosen during April and commence the term of office at the first meeting in June. Any replacements for student representatives will be made by the associated student body. To be eligible a student must be in good standing with their college. District employees, other than student employees, are ineligible.

State Representatives

The California Community College State Chancellor's Office has various advisory committees that are made up of representatives from community colleges statewide. On each committee there are positions for student representation. If you are interested in being a representative contact Tyson Huffman.