CAEP Desert Regional Consortium Meeting Agenda Minutes

October 10, 2023

Location:  RCOE – Room A-33

47-336 Oasis Street, Indio, CA 92201

Time: 8:30 A.M.

Desert Regional Consortium Members:

Dean Papas, COD – Chair

Jereme Weischedel, CVUSD

Larry Bellanich, DSUSD

Deanna Keuilian, PSUSD

Lucie M. Gonzalez, RCOE – Vice-Chair

Guillermo E. Mendoza – Consortium Director


Open Session

Call to Order: Roll Call – Time and Date:

Establishment of a Quorum:


Board Meeting Agenda: Pursuant to the Desert Regional Consortium Governance Plan, the consortium member’s relative voting power will be one vote for each member. A quorum is three members present. A majority of the quorum is necessary for approval of decisions. Votes will be voiced by stating yes or no. Abstentions will be noted. Votes will be recorded in the minutes, including the names of the members making and seconding the motion.

Approval/Addition to Agenda:

Motion:                                                          Second:


There will be an allotment of time (up to 3 minutes per person) given to members of the public for comment. Additional time will be given to the voting members to consider public comments. After discussion, the executive voting committee will vote or agree to pull the item for a second reading if members feel more time is necessary.

Public Comments:





Agenda Items


  1. Approve Agenda Minutes from September 12, 2023.

Motion:                                                       Second:

Vote:  Yes:                                                  No:

  1. Workforce Development Update – Yvonne Villalobos


  1. Approve Slate of Officers for DRC – Guillermo Mendoza

Motion:                                                       Second:

Vote:  Yes:                                                  No:


  1. Program Hours and Leveraged Funds Update– Guillermo Mendoza



  1. Informational Only:
  • 2023-24 Member Program Year Budget and Work Plan due in NOVA – October 20
  • CAEP Summit – October 24-26
  • Quarter 1 Student data due in TOPSPro – October 31
  • Employment and Earnings Follow-up Survey due in TOPSPro – October 31
  1. Member Roundtable Updates.



Next Meeting: November 7, 2023, RCOE– Room A-33, 47-336 Oasis Street, Indio, CA