President: Julia Bledsoe
Julia is a Program Officer in Assessment and Planning. She enjoys working with faculty in her role on the CRC (Curriculum Review Committee) where she oversees the Curriculum Course and Program Inventory Management Software and the production of the College Catalog. "I am a 1999 Alumna of TMCC’s Culinary Program; I know firsthand how TMCC enriches students’ lives". Outside of work, Julia enjoys spending time with her family, she practices and teaches Yoga Therapy, caters private parties, and enjoys Reno/Tahoe’s rich variety of outdoor activities.
Classified Council President Duties: The TMCC Classified Council president will preside at all Classified Council meetings, call special meetings as they see necessary, serve as an ex-officio member of all committees, undertake all duties specifically or implied that are required of the office and represent Classified Council at all College functions or send a representative as necessary.
Vice President: Chynna Sandgren
Chynna is a NSHE Specialist in the Admissions and Records office. She came to TMCC in May 2018 after moving to Reno from Fairbanks, Alaska! Chynna is passionate about helping students succeed in their educational journey. She finds the most joy in improving processes that affect students and helping to break down barriers that cause them to feel like their goals are unachievable. Chynna is a Grey's Anatomy and Gilmore Girls fanatic, is overly obsessed with her dog, Minnie, and loves to spend time going on adventures with her family.
Classified Council Vice President Duties: The TMCC Classified Council vice president will serve one year and automatically assume the position of the president in the second year, assist the president in the performance of their duties, act in place of the president in their absence, update area representation list and monitor attendance at classified meetings and be responsible for administering the Employee of the Month and Employee of the Year programs.
Secretary: Katt Warner
Katt is an Administrative Assistant in the Facilities Operations and Capital Planning Office. She joined the TMCC team in January of 2018. So far, it has been an amazing adventure! Katt is enthusiastic about helping others, and her encouraging nature helps build strong working relationships. Katt believes in the strength of a firm spiritual foundation, faith, family, and friendships. She enjoys learning new things, spending quality time with her family, watching movies, music, cards, camping, and will soon be riding her motorcycle.
Classified Council Secretary Duties: The TMCC Classified Council secretary shall keep an accurate record of the proceedings of all regular and special Classified Council meetings, keep a copy of all formal reports of the Classified Council officers and committees, maintain the official file of the Classified Council, and post minutes, agendas and notifications of meetings prior to the next meeting date.
Treasurer: Sarah Gill
Sarah is the Executive Assistant to the Dean of Business and Social Sciences. She has been with TMCC since the Fall of 2016 and brings more than 13 years of experience working in higher education. She loves helping people achieve their educational goals! In her spare time, Sarah enjoys spending time with family boating and camping, taking motorcycle rides with her husband, playing with her two dogs, and watching her daughter play softball.
Classified Council Treasurer Duties: The TMCC Classified Council treasurer is responsible for all funds as per guidelines of the treasurer, maintaining an acceptable set of records showing all transactions and render a current financial statement of the Classified Council at each business meeting and at such other times as the president may direct.
Hospitality Officer: Rachel Blackburn
Rachel is the Admin III for Academic Advising. She’s been with TMCC since 2018 and enjoys helping students connect with Advisors. Working in higher education has given Rachel a sense of purpose that she has been searching for her entire adult life. Rachel has two daughters and married her sweetheart in 2014. Both her and her husband are military Veterans and Rachel served in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. In her free time, Rachel enjoys going on road trips and dancing and singing with her kids.
Classified Council Hospitality Officer Duties: The TMCC Classified Council hospitality officer shall send flowers, plants or cards to the TMCC staff and faculty as per the guidelines of the hospitality office, keep a record of activities for reporting procedures and order employee recognition plaques and trophies.
NSHE Representative: Tina May
Tina first began at Truckee Meadows Community College as a student worker in the Tutoring and Learning Center. As she continued her education at TMCC, she worked for the Math and Biology Departments and was an IA for microbiology and organic chemistry. She earned her Associate of Science Degree from TMCC and then attended the University of Nevada, Reno where she earned her Bachelor's of Science in Biology. In October of 2017, Tina joined the Math Skills Center as the administrative assistant. With her previous experience in the Math Department as well as her background in science, she brings a host of knowledge to the Math Skills Center staff and the students they serve. In her free time, Tina loves to further her education and knowledge, and she also enjoys freehand embroidery.
NSHE Representative Duties: The TMCC Classified Council NSHE representative will attend monthly meetings held by the NSHE Classified Council, give a report at TMCC's monthly open meetings, attend monthly meetings with the executive board and assist other board members as necessary.