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Vice President’s Office provides leadership and strategic direction to all areas of the Division of Student Affairs. The office also serves as a liaison between Associated Students, Inc., Union WELL Inc., and the University administration. Contact: 278-6060.

Academic Advising Center offers mandatory freshman advising, and general education and graduation requirement advising for all students. The center engages students in a developmental process that helps them clarify and implement individual educational plans consistent with their skills, interests, and values. Contact: Miesha Williams, Director, 278-1000,

Admissions & Outreach sponsors and coordinates numerous recruitment activities and offers prospective and current students individual and group admission counseling and accurate, efficient document processing. Contact: Brian Henley, Director, 278-7773,

Associated Students, Inc. serves as the official governing body of Sacramento State students and provides experiential education, leadership opportunities, student representation, and various recreational services that support the campus and greater Sacramento community. Contact: Sandra Gallardo, Exec. Dir., 278-6784,

Business Operations provides guidance and support to the division’s 50+ departments on fiscal and personnel matters and coordinates learning and development programs for the division. Contact: Karyl Burwell, Director, 278-6060,

Career Center provides proactive and comprehensive career services that include career development opportunities, experiential learning activities, on-campus recruitment programs, and employer networking. Contact: Melissa Repa, Director, 278-6351,

CARES Office offers support to students who are experiencing complex issues or barriers to their education. The CARES Case Managers provide direction and referrals to campus and community resources that address their crisis. The case managers also coordinate the Behavioral Intervention Team and provide support, resources, and follow-up for students who present with concerning behaviors, in order to promote a safe campus environment. Contact: Emily Tupper, Case Manager, 278- 3799, or Jessica Thomas, Case Manager, 278-5138,

College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) helps students from migrant and seasonal farmworker backgrounds develop the college skills associated with academic success and graduation. CAMP facilitates the high school to college transition by providing assistance with admission, financial aid application, and registration processes. Contact: Andres Enriquez, Interim Director, 278-4514,

College Based Educational Equity Programs supports Educational Opportunity Program students once they transition to their respective major departments in the Academic Colleges, in order to promote retention and graduation. Contact: Marcellene Watson-Derbigny, Associate Vice President for Student Retention and Academic Success, 278-6183,

Dean of Students Office serves as a central resource for both students requiring support as well as anyone concerned about a student who may be struggling with a crisis, conflict, or a need for greater connection with community life. Contact: Bill Hèbert, Jr., Associate Vice President/Dean of Students, Student Engagement & Success, 278-6060,

DEGREES (Dedicated to Educating, Graduating, and Retaining Educational Equity Students) Project provides enhanced services to underrepresented students supporting timely progress to degree and reducing the achievement gap. The program provides a comprehensive and integrated menu of academic and student support services designed to improve the retention and graduation of underrepresented minority (URM) students. Overall, the DEGREES Project aspires to foster an institutional climate supportive of student success. Contact: Ruth Williams, Coordinator, 278-3625,

Disability Access Center (DAC) offers support services and accommodations to ensure students with disabilities have the opportunity and access to pursue their educational goals. DAC collaborates with students, faculty, staff, and administrators to provide consultation and information on disability-related issues to the campus community. Contact: Mary Lee Vance, Director, 278-6990(TDD),

Dreamer Resource Center helps make the dream of a college degree a reality for undocumented students and students with mixed-status families by supporting their academic, personal, and professional goals. Contact: Erik Ramirez, Coordinator, 278-4512,

Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) supports first-generation California residents from low-income households who have the motivation and potential to earn baccalaureate degrees. EOP provides admissions assistance, orientation, academic and financial aid advising, EOP learning communities, and more. Contact: Marcellene Watson-Derbigny, Associate Vice President for Student Retention and Academic Success, 278-6183,

Enrollment Management provides direct support to the administrative offices involved with enrollment management functions for the university (e.g. Admissions, Registrar, Student Service Center, and Financial Aid). The office provides functional support for administrative software systems (e.g., CMS) and assists with operational reporting in collaboration with the Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness Planning and the Division of Information Services and Technology. Analysts in the office provide market analysis, enrollment reporting, and predictive analysis for the Enrollment Management Steering Group, University’s Provost, Deans, and Vice President for Student Affairs. Contact: Steven Salcido, Associate Vice President, Enrollment Management and Student Services, 278-6060,

Faculty Student Mentor Program provides students support and encouragement toward meeting their educational goals through Faculty and Peer Mentors from the eight academic colleges. Contact: Marcellene Watson-Derbigny, Associate Vice President for Student Retention and Academic Success, 278-6183,

Financial Aid & Scholarships Office helps students and in many cases their families to search for, apply for, receive, and maintain eligibility for various types of financial aid assistance. Financial aid education is offered through individual counseling, campus marketing activities, and group presentations. Contact: Anita Kermes, Director, 278-6554,

Financial Wellness educates students on money matters and helps them plan so they have peace of mind in covering expenses, emergencies and are prepared to achieve future financial goals. Financial education is provided through FREE, confidential one-on-one sessions on money management, customized classroom presentations, and campus-wide workshops. Contact: Julie Carroll, Assistant Director, 278-6937, or

Guardian Scholars supports Sacramento State’s foster youth students, specifically those who emancipate and are working to forge successful paths to academic, personal, and professional success. Toward these ends, Guardian Scholars provides individual academic resources, social support toward engaging in the campus community, and financial advising and support. Contact: Susan Kischmischian, Co-Coordinator, 278-6184,, /Angelica Perez, Co-Coordinator, 278-6184,

High School Equivalency Program (HEP) assists migrant and seasonal agricultural workers to complete their high school education. The program helps individuals over the age of 18 obtain the equivalent of a high school diploma. HEP also prepares students for higher levels of education or training and assists with transitioning into more stable and better-paid forms of employment. Contact: Andres Enriquez, Director, 278-4514,

Male Empowerment Collaborative (MEC) works to significantly increase the retention and graduation rates of male students at Sacramento State through mentorship, guidance, and support. Contact: Jerry Blake, 278-6183,

Martin Luther King, Jr. Center supports and ensures the success of African American students or those with an interest in African American heritage in their quest toward a degree at Sacramento State. Contact: Hakeem Croom, MLK Program Coordinator, 278-6859,

Migrant Student Leadership Institute (MSLI) recruits and prepares students from migrant backgrounds to become college-ready, competitive candidates for admission to a four-year institution and ultimately future leaders in their local communities. Contact: Andres Enriquez, Interim Director, 278-4514,

Multi-Cultural Center (MCC) supports the needs of diverse communities by offering educational programs and experiential leadership opportunities. The MCC focuses on relationship building, fostering cultural understanding, multiculturalism, as well as social justice. Contact, Patsy Jimenez, Coordinator, 278-6101,

NCAA Compliance provides students, coaches, staff, and administration with NCAA and athletic conference rules and eligibility education, financial and athletic scholarship services support, and has oversight of NCAA compliance requirements and investigations. Contact: Matt Vincent, Assoc. AD for Compliance, 278-2636,

New Student Orientation prepares students for a successful transition to Sacramento State through a comprehensive, mandatory program. Orientation helps students understand academic requirements, University support resources available to them, and the many campus social and developmental opportunities. Contact: Mary Shepherd, Assistant Director, Academic Advising/Coordinator, New Student Orientation, 278-7841,

Parents & Families Program creates and strengthens the partnership between parents and families of enrolled students and the University. Primary functions include promoting information about campus resources, supporting student success, generating revenue for the campus in the form of private gifts and donations, and creating an interactive role for parents and families within the campus community and beyond. Contact: Haley Myers Dillon, Director, 278-4353,

Peer & Academic Resource Center (PARC) serves as a campus hub for academic support services including 1-unit supplemental instruction for challenging GE courses, academic review and test preparation sessions, peer-led advising, and individual and group tutoring sessions. Contact: Tina Jordan, Asst. Vice President, Strategic Success Initiatives, 278-6740,

PRIDE Center offers advocacy and outreach services to the LGBTIQQAA community. The Center organizes classroom panels, Safe Zone Trainings, and other educational and celebratory programs and events. The PRIDE Center advocates for respect, inclusion, and safety of all members of our community. Contact: Tranh Pham, Interim Coordinator, 278-8720,

Project Rebound helps formerly incarcerated students prepare, apply, enroll, and graduate with a high-quality degree from California State University Sacramento. Project Rebound provides support for each student to ensure their optimal success at the University. The program offers academic and financial counseling and referral, peer mentoring and tutoring, and career development. The program attempts to help students with their basic needs enabling them to focus on their studies and achieve educational and personal empowerment. Contact 278-6794,

Serna Center promotes, fosters, and enhances self-advocacy, empowerment, and leadership among Chicanxs/Latinxs students and students from other under-represented backgrounds at Sacramento State. Additionally, integrated into all programming are efforts that raise awareness of the social, political, economic, historical, and cultural realities of Chicanxs/Latinxs populations. The center establishes a strong foundation that enriches cultural identity and develops a sense of familia within the campus. Contact: Noel Mora, Contact: Noel Mora, Coordinator, 278-4512,

Strategic Initiatives plans, develops, centralizes, and monitors programs at the divisional level in the areas of marketing and promotions, fundraising, and physical space planning and utilization. Contact: Michael Speros, Interim Chief of Strategic Initiatives, 278-6060,

Student-Athlete Resource Center provides all NCAA Division I student-athletes a comprehensive academic, life skills, and NCAA compliance support program. Contact: Paul Edwards, Director, 278-7796,

Student Conduct Office supports the University’s educational mission by administering the CSU Student Conduct process in a fair, timely, respectful, and educationally purposeful manner. Student Conduct staff work to educate, involve, and support the campus community in student conduct matters to provide a safe, fair, and supportive learning environment for all community members. Contact: Tom Carroll, Assistant Dean of Students/Student Conduct Administrator, 278-6060,

Student Engagement & Success supports student life and success outside of the classroom. These areas provide services for educational success, personal development, and rewarding student experience. Contact: Bill Hèbert, Jr., Associate Vice President/Dean of Students, Student Engagement & Success, 278-6060,

Student Health & Counseling Services (SHCS) embraces a holistic and collaborative approach to healthcare by offering primary and urgent care, preventive programs, wellness education, violence prevention, and mental health counseling services to the campus community. Contact: Joy Stewart-James, Associate Vice President, 278-6035,

Student Affairs Imaging & Technology provides technology services and operational support to the departments in Student Affairs. The department also received images and routes student documents and records to the appropriate departments. Contact: Susana Valdez, Director, 278-7707,

Student Organizations and Leadership (SO&L) promotes co-curricular learning by providing students with opportunities to join organizations, participate in sport clubs, and engage in leadership education programs. Contact: Nicki Croly, Director, 278-6595,

Student Service Center provides students with a wide range of information and transactions related to enrollment, registration, and Financial Aid matters. The Center serves as the first point of contact for students entering Lassen Hall and offers many services and referrals to other areas of the Division and University, including Academic Advising, Financial Aid, the Registrar’s Office, and the Academic Colleges. Contact: Jeff Weston, Director, 278-7893,

Testing Center administers national, state, and CSU-system tests and provides direction and support for meaningful student assessment. Contact: Rahsaan Ellison, Associate Director, Services to Students with Disabilities, 278-6955, or

University Housing Services works to provide on-campus residents a well-maintained, attractive, and affordable living-learning environment toward helping them achieve their curricular and co-curricular goals. Contact: Samuel Jones, Interim Executive Director, 278-6655,

University Registrar’s Office provides quality support and service to students, faculty, staff, and external constituents with regard to academic records, registration, enrollment data, course administration, graduation, and degree verification. Contact: Danielle Ambrose, University Registrar, 278-3625,

University Union & The WELL offer welcoming and stimulating environments where students, faculty, staff, alumni, and the greater community participate in campus life. The programs, services, and facilities of the Union/WELL foster personal growth and healthy decision-making, encourage social interaction and work toward developing leadership skills. Contact: Bill Olmsted, Executive Director, 278-2242,

Veterans Success Center provides multi-faceted assistance to prospective and enrolled student veterans and dependents. Contact: Austin Sihoe, Interim Director, 278-7740,

Women’s Resource Center (WRC) works to eliminate gender discrimination and oppression by building the capacity of women on an individual and social level. The WRC builds alliances throughout the community and provides a supportive environment, resources, and educational encouragement to students. Contact: Aisha Engle, Coordinator, 278-7388,