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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 and transfer orientation, 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. 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: The Crisis Assistance and Resource Education Support (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 coordinates the Behavioral Intervention Team, and provides support, resources and follow-up for students who present with concerning behaviors, in order to promote a safe campus environment. Contact: Danielle Munoz, Case Manager, 278-5138, or Jessica Thomas, Case Manager, 278-5138,

Centers for Diversity & Inclusion:

Contact: Danielle Munoz, Interim Director, 278-5138,

  • The 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,
  • The 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,
  • The 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: Melissa Muganzo, Coordinator, 278-8720,

College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) helps students from migrant and seasonal farm worker 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: Viridiana Diaz, Assistant Vice President, Strategic Diversity Initiatives, 278-7241,

College Based Educational Equity Programs support Educational Opportunity Program students once they transition to their respective major department 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,

DEGREES Project. Dedicated to Educating, Graduating, and Retaining Educational Equity Students (DEGREES) Project seeks to provide enhanced services to underrepresented students to make timely progress to their degrees and to reduce 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,

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: Ed Mills, Vice President for Student Affairs/Chief Enrollment Officer, 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 at Sacramento State is changing students’ perception of money by educating on money matters, helping students plan so they have peace of mind in covering expenses, emergencies and 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) is one of fifty federally funded programs nationwide designed to assist migrant and seasonal agricultural workers 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) This program is designed 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. The program is designed to support and ensure 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). The mission of the MSLI is to recruit and prepare 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. The Migrant Student Leadership Institute (MSLI) is a residential two-week program for migrant high school students from various regions throughout the state of California. To provide an authentic campus life experience, students are housed on campus and are mentored by students, staff and faculty. The MSLI provides participants a safe and supportive environment that maximizes learning and allows for self-exploration, reflection, and transformation. Participants earn three-units of college credit upon successfully completing the academic coursework with a grade of C or better. Contact: Viridiana Diaz, Assistant Vice President, Strategic Diversity Initiatives, 278-7241,

NCAA Compliance Athletic 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, the University support 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) is 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,

Project Rebound is a program to help 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: Andrew Winn, Director, 278-6794,

Serna Center The mission of the Serna Center is to promote, foster, and enhance 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: Viridiana Diaz, Assistant Vice President, Strategic Diversity Initiatives, 278-7241,

Services for Students with Disabilities (SSWD) offers support services and accommodations to ensure students with disabilities have the opportunity and access to pursue their educational goals. SSWD 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),

Strategic Initiatives plans, develops, centralizes and monitors programs at the divisional level in the areas of marketing and promotions, leadership development and training, fundraising, and physical space planning and utilization. Contact: Bill Macriss, Chief of Strategic Initiatives, 278-7550,

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, 278-4056,

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 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 matters. The Center is often 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,

Technology & Imaging: provides technology services and operational support to the departments in student affairs. Contact: Susana Valdez, Director, 278-7707,

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: Michael Speros, 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,

Veteran’s Success Center provides multi-faceted assistance to prospective and enrolled student veterans and dependents. Contact: Jeff Weston, Director, 278-7893,