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

Secretary--Valerie Mull
My name is Valerie Mull, and I began my career at Napa Valley College as a re-entry student in 1990. I work in the Financial Aid/EOPS unit, first as a student worker, then an hourly, and in 1995 became a Classified employee. I earned an A.S. in Accounting at NVC, followed by a B.A. in Management from Pacific Union College. I have been fortunate to participate in campus activities in a variety of capacities over the years, including Secretary for the Classified Union, various campus committees, and now as Classified Senate Secretary. You will most likely recognize me with future Guide Dog Sunshine at my side.

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.”