Guided Pathways

Pillar 1 Team  

  • Val Martinez Garcia
  • Vice President, Instruction

Katie Chartier (Designee)    Director, Student Success and Outreach

Jessica Enders (Designee) Director, Education Centers   

Kent Kay                                    Adjunct Faculty, Digital Design Production


Additional team members in progess. 

Guided Pathways
Pillar 1 Team


Collaborate and advise the campus community on activities associated with the 1st Pillar of the Guided Pathways Framework. Recommend and plan activities that support efforts to create clear curricular pathways and programs.


  • Advance Equity: Remove barriers that today's students face, particularly students of color, first-generation students, students from low-income backgrounds, and working adults.

  • Transform Institution: Develop a highly structured, comprehensive, approach to systemic change to improve students' attainment of skills, credentials, and socioeconomic mobility. 

  • Redefine Readiness: Fundamentally shift the conversation to what it means to put students first, encouraging College of the Desert to focus on our readiness for students rather than students' readiness for College of the Desert.

  • Redesign Supports: Recognizing that students need more than financial support and resources to be successful. 

Meeting Schedule

    All meetings are held in the CSSC Multi-Purpose Room from 12:00 - 2:00 PM.

Friday, December 8, 2023 

Friday, February 9, 2024

Friday, March 8, 2024 

Friday, April 12, 2024 

Friday, May 10, 2024

​​​​Minutes and Agendas​

Meeting Date Meeting Agenda Meeting Minutes
2019-02-01 View Agenda View Minutes
2019-02-22 View Agenda View Minutes
2019-03-01 View Agenda View Minutes
2019-03-15 View Agenda View Minutes
2019-04-05 View Agenda View Minutes
2019-04-26 View Agenda No Minutes
2019-05-03 No Agenda View Minutes
2019-05-17 View Agenda View Minutes
2019-09-13 View Agenda No Minutes
2019-09-27 View Agenda View Minutes
2019-10-11 View Agenda View Minutes
2019-10-25 View Agenda View Minutes
2019-11-08 View Agenda View Minutes
2019-11-22 View Agenda View Minutes
2020-05-01 View Agenda View Minutes
2021-02-26 View Agenda No Minutes