4CS Board Bios

portrait of Jim WilsonShondra West
4CS President

Los Medanos College

I work for Los Medanos College as the Sr. Administrative Assistant in the Office of Instruction. LMC is part of the Contra Costa Community College District (CCCCD) along with Contra Costa College (CCC) and Diablo Valley College (DVC). I have been working within the CCCCD for 18 years, starting my career at CCC.

My experience as a classified professional has been a rewarding experience. While working in the Student Services arena for 13 years supporting students, staff, and administrators navigate through the community college process, it inspired me to actively participate in the shared governance process; known as participatory governance to become familiar with district policies and procedures.

At first, I attended meetings to gain insight of my work responsibilities, not recognizing the value of sharing input would flourish into becoming an advocate for classified. I discovered empowerment by participating on various committees; planning – mission statement; curriculum – degree planning; college council – campus policies; district governance – board procedures.

Currently, I serve as a senator for LMC and before then, I have served on CCC Classified Senate as a senator and President. I joined the 4CS Board in 2014 as the Bay Area 1 Representative which allowed me to connect with classified professionals to discuss senate business in turn taking on an advocacy role statewide. As my statewide responsibilities increased, I progressed into the position of North Vice President leading into 4CS President.

As the President of 4CS, I will adhere to the mission, vision, and goals toward supporting the greater good of Classified Professionals. I will take a proactive stance to support our efforts in having a voice in the community colleges participatory governance process both locally and statewide, so we can continue to promote our engagement in the advancement of student success.