Classified Senate

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Classified Senate Board

President--Valerie Exum
Hi, I am Valerie Exum. I am the current president of the Classified Senate at Napa Valley College. In my 27+ years at NVC, I have had many roles—student, student worker, Instructional Assistant II & III, Admissions & Records Clerk, Assistant Registrar, and an Adjunct Faculty member. I have been on several committees and been a Stewart in the Union. While working at NVC, I have earned three Associate degrees, a Bachelor's degree in Business Management, a California Multiple-Subject Teaching Credential (concentration in Business), and a Master's in Education (concentration in Curriculum and Instruction).

I am excited about this new venture and look forward to helping bring Napa Valley College forward.

Vice President--Christopher Farmer

Treasurer--Imelda Basco


Senator of Ad Hoc Assignments and NVCACP President


Senators of Social Committee
Donnelle Estrada

Leticia Naranjo


Senators of Professional Development
Jan Schardt

I am Jan Schardt, I began my career here at NVC as a student worker, then an hourly substitute, to being hired as a classified staff member in 1981.  In my 31 plus years here at NVC I have seen change, cycles of poor budgets, improved budgets and 5 college presidents (not counting the interims).  In addition I have been and am very active in our Unions chapter and at the Local and International Union level. I have my Bachelors of Science degree from Pacific Union College in Business Administration and a Masters in Organizational Management from University of Phoenix.  I am honored to serve as your Vice President.


Senators of Fundraising
Teuila Huerta

Jolie SanClair Brown

My name is Jolie SanClair Brown and I have been employed at NVC for over thirteen years. I am continuously  inspired by the hard work of my fellow colleagues & the experience of supporting the success of our students.

I firmly believe that nothing ever happens to us solely as the result of coincidence or destiny, not even our connection with each other. I am committed to working together in unison with the attitude of “many in body but of one mind.”