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Student Success Center Services & Campus Resources

About the Student Success Center

The Student Success Center is located in Solano 3000. There are both Professional Staff as well as faculty advisors that provide holistic support services to aid in a student's university experience. If you have any of the following questions and more, please schedule an appointment if you:

  • Need Major Advising for Health Science (the new pathway to Nursing)?
  • Need guidance in selecting a major?
  • Facing challenges and barriers within your major?
  • Have questions about the programs within the College of Health and Human Services?

The Student Success Center is here to address your questions and provide the following services:

  • Academic Planning
  • Basic Career Exploration
  • Faculty Mentoring
  • Major Program Exploration
  • Major Advising for Health Science (the new pathway to Nursing)
  • Referrals to Campus Resources
  • Tutoring

Meet Our Team

Keturah Kirk, M.S.

Keturah Kirk

Administrative Support Assistant II for the College of Health & Human Services Student Success Center.
chhs_success_center@csus.edu

My name is Keturah and welcome to our website. As the College of Health & Human Services Student Success Center Administrative Support Assistant II and an alumnus of California State University, Sacramento I have enjoyed being a friendly face for the university. While attending California State University, Sacramento I received my Bachelors of Arts in Sociology and a Masters of Science in Career Counseling. Since working in the College of Health & Human Services Student Success Center I have assisted with daily office tasks and many Sac State events. Hornets, I look forward to assisting you!

"Use what you’ve been through as fuel, believe in yourself and be unstoppable!" - Yvonne Pierre

Raquel Quirarte, Ed.D.

Raquel Quirarte

Coordinator for the Student Success Center and Lead Advisor for the College of Health & Human Services.
quirarte@csus.edu

Dr. Raquel Quirarte joined the Sac State team in 2001 and is currently the Coordinator for the Student Success Center and Lead Advisor for the College of Health and Human Services. She is dedicated to providing a humanistic and holistic approach to support individual student’s needs to cultivate their academic success. Her professional experience includes student service positions in the Division of Criminal Justice, Office of Graduate Studies, and the Office of the Registrar. She has also been an active member of the University Senate, Advising Council, the Advising Summit Task Force, the College of Health Human Services Task Force, Phi Kappa Phi and the Doctorate in Educational Leadership Student Association (DELSA). She identifies deeply with Sac State students since she was #MadeAtSacState.

Michelle Loew, M.S.

Michelle Lowe

Academic Advisory fellow in the Student Success Center and staff within Academic Affairs.
m.loew@csus.edu

Michelle (pronouns: she/her/hers) is a professional advisor for the Academic Advising Center, working as an integrated advisor in the College of Health and Human Services and the College Arts & Letters Student Success Centers. Michelle has been at Sac State since 2009, starting as a grad student in the Counseling program. After graduating, she worked as a Study Abroad Advisor for many years, sending Sac State students to the far corners of the globe. Michelle is passionate about learning and self-expansion throughout the life-time, which she strives to help students explore, set goals for, and achieve during their time at Sac State.

Janette Hernandez, M.S.

Janette Hernandez

College Advisor & Retention Specialist
j.hernandez@csus.edu

Joined the Sac State team in Spring of 2022. Before coming to Sac State, she served undergraduate students as a dedicated academic advisor for Kinesiology at California State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB). Prior to her position at CSUMB, Janette held positions with two consecutive institutional grants from the U.S. Department of Education’s Developing Hispanic-Serving Institutions Program at California State University, Fullerton. She is proud to join the Sac State family and looks forward to making a positive impact on the students she will serve through the College of Health and Human Services Student Success Center.

Joanna Sampanis

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College Advisor & Retention Specialist
sampanisj@csus.edu

Joanna Sampanis has joined the College of Health and Human Services, Student Success Center, with nearing thirty years’ experience in student services at Sacramento State. She brings her background in dedicated and compassionate service from experience in the Academic Advising Center; the Office of the University Registrar; Admissions, Records, and Outreach; the Office of International Programs; and the Department of Philosophy. Being “Made at Sac State” with degrees in Philosophy and English, she is currently working on her Master’s in Educational Technology (Instructional Design). Joanna prides herself on being a fierce advocate for the needs of the student. She enjoys working with students toward achieving their professional development goals, through thoughtful academic planning.

Lisa Vang

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Academic Advisory fellow in the Student Success Center and staff within Academic Affairs
lisa.vang@csus.edu

Lisa joined the Sac State team in Spring 2022. She was previously an Academic Advisor at Fresno State before coming to Sac State. She has a master's degree in Counseling, with an emphasis in Student Affairs and College Counseling. She received a Bachelor of Science in Child Development and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. She has over 6 years of experience working in K-12 educational programs which led to her interest in working in higher education. She currently serves as an Integrated Advisor at the Student Success Center in the College of Health and Human Services. She currently conducts research on Hmong students' college success. She hopes to spread awareness about the barriers and challenges students face in college. As an advisor, she strives to help students overcome these obstacles and succeed not only in school, but in life.

Jennifer Anderson, DNP

Jennifer AndersonLecturer, School of Nursing
jenniferanderso@csus.edu

Dr. Jennifer Anderson joined Sac State in 2015 as a part-time lecturer in Nursing. Before coming to Sac State, she had experience as both an acute care and public health nurse. Her main area of teaching in the Nursing program is Community Health Nursing. Dr. Anderson was made at Sac State, graduating with a Master's degree in Nursing. She looks forward to making a positive impact on students just as her faculty did when she was a student at Sac State!

Tim Croisdale

tim-web.jpgProfessor, Criminal Justice
croisdale@csus.edu

Tim Croisdale is a Professor in the Division of Criminal Justice. His specialties & interests include: Crime Science, Crime Reduction, Crime Data and Statistics, Policing, Corrections, and Public Policy.



Departmental Academic Advisors

The College of Health and Human Services has professional advisors for five of the academic programs, you may reach out to them directly for more information related to their specific majors.

Destiny Effiong, MS

Destiny Effiong

Advising Center Coordinator, Division of Criminal Justice
crj-advising@csus.edu

Heidi Travis

Heidi Travis

Admissions Advisor, School of Nursing
rntobsn@csus.edu

Heidi Travis joined the Hornet Family in spring 2006 and officially became “Made at Sac State” in spring 2010 with a degree in Sociology. She started the beginning of her career in the School of Nursing as the front receptionist in the fall 2012. She has worked her way to her current position as the School of Nursing’s admissions advisor. While working in the nursing department she has been part of the Admissions Criteria Task Force, helped with the process of the two main nursing accreditation bodies (BRN and CCNE) and is currently a part of the Sac State’s Advising Council. Heidi takes pride in being a part of the hornet family and has a passion for helping and connecting with the students. Stingers up!

Jerri McAtee

Admissions Advisor, Department of Physical Therapy
hhs-pt@csus.edu

How to Schedule an Appointment

How to Schedule an Appointment

The HHS Student Success Center is accessible through various modalities, you may access our support services through:

  • virtual drop-in hours (link)
  • face-to-face (on-campus), Solano Hall Room 3000
  • by appointment

How to make an HHS, Advising Appointment

If you are a current CSUS student, you may schedule a virtual (via zoom) or on-campus Academic Advising Appointment. In order to schedule an appointment, please follow the steps below:

  1. Visit the Campus EAB Scheduling Tool.
  2. Select Advising, then:

    Follow these steps

    • Select Services: (please select what you would like support with) under College of Health and Human Service Success Center

If you are not a current CSUS student looking for advising support, please email the HHS, Student Success Center, chhs_success_center@csus.edu in order to request assistance or ask general questions to our team. By sending our staff an email, this will ensure that your needs will be met promptly. Our HHS, Student Success Center staff will be checking our email account regularly and will respond to you or direct your request to the appropriate individual.

Additional Resources for Current and Prospective Students