Welcome to the Classified Employee Association

Mission Statement

The Classified Employee Association (CEA) is to serve as a representative body which articulates Arizona Western College (AWC) Classified Employee interests, concerns, and recommendations to the AWC President and other administrators in respect to matters of policy, training, and educational opportunities. Other charges involve recommendations on working conditions and schedules; employment, promotion, and professional development; compensation and benefit plans.  CEA subsists as an open forum and welcomes all members to express ideas, issues, and interests that are of concern to the AWC Classified Employees of Yuma, La Paz and South Yuma County.

Purpose, Privileges

The purpose of the Arizona Western College Classified Employee Association is to serve as an advocate and liaison to the AWC President and other administrators for all classified employees individually and collectively while promoting awareness of workshops, trainings, and promoting professional development. A CEA representative represents the AWC CEA Community on AWC standing and ad-hoc committees and associations and disseminates the resultant information to classified employees of Yuma, La Paz and South Yuma County.

CEA Officers: (Bottom Row) Nathaly Salas, Ashley Macawile, Desiree Gunderman, Jodi Trout (Top Row) Angelica Gonzalez, Justin Martinez, Angelica Dominguez

Fall 2020 Upcoming Meetings

All meetings below are scheduled in the following locations:

AC 111 via ITN to all off-sites

Our Next Meeting: February 23, 2021

Meeting Calendar


All workshops are open to full-time and part-time classified staff. An outlook invite will be sent to all classified employees for each workshop. Workshops will be available via ITN to San Luis (SLLC CR), Parker (PLC 112), and the Downtown Center (DC 143). If you'd like to request an additional location/ request a workshop please email us at ClassifiedEmployeeAssociation@azwestern.edu.

Professional Development

We'll be participating in Professional Development Day February 11th 2021. Check back for more information on the workshops that will be offered, and after the event for postings of the materials that were presented.

The “You Make a Difference” Red Plate Recognition Program

Julio Morales, Institutional Locksmith

Julio Morales of Facilities Management & Planning is our next Red Plate Recipient. While I don’t work directly with Julio, I have noticed him on campus over the years. He participates in campus events and is always friendly. I’ve watched him greet various people on campus, and it’s consistently been with a kind and welcoming tone. Recently, we were both working on a Friday and he saw me approaching a locked building. Seeing me and noticing I was carrying materials, he stopped his work so he could unlock and open the door for me. He embodies our values and is a prime example of a campus culture that embraces unity, respect, and passion. Thank you, Julio, and congratulations! I am honored to work alongside you.

~Julia Howe

Julio Morales, Institutional Locksmith