Transfer, Career, and Special Programs

Division of Transfer, Career and Special Programs

Position Employee Responsibilities
Dean Terence Nelson x4473 Oversees Career and Re-Entry Center, Disabled Student Programs and Services, Extended Opportunities Program and Services, Adapted Kinesiology, Veterans Education and Transition Services (VETS), Transfer Center, CARE, CalWORKs, SPS Instruction and grant funded programs.
Sr. Administrative Assistant Brooke Sauter X4418 Administrative and clerical support to the Division and Dean of Transfer, Career and Special Programs Division.

Career and Re-Entry Center

Position Employee Responsibilities
Dean/ Acting Director Terence Nelson X4473 Coordinates activities and day-to-day operations.
Re-Entry Center Specialist Alizadeh, Sholeh x4611 Assists continuing and returning to college students with admissions and registration procedures and removing their barriers to continue their education; coordinates workshops and group activities, women’s conference and facilitates annual scholarships to qualified re-entry students.
Career Guidance Officer Don Mineo X4965 Provides career guidance services, including assessments; assists students in obtaining college information to assist them in decision making; provides Career and RE-Entry Center orientations and class visits various instructional courses.
Career Services Technician Rainia Hamad X4929 Provides Instructional and clerical support, orientations and assists student using the facility in career research. Arranges workshops & direct student support with regards to Career & Re-Entry Services.
Counseling Office Assistant Maryam Afshari x4575 Provides front desk coverage; develops assessment packets; assists students with technical assessment issues; assists with orientation.
Office Assistant Megan Casillas X4575 Provides front desk coverage; develops assessment packets; assists students with basic assessment issues including online; assists with orientation. Provides evening support.

Extended Opportuity Programs and Services

Position Employee Responsibilities
Coordinator for EOPS/CARE & CalWORKs Georgina Guy x4738 Oversees all aspects of department day-to-day management (faculty & staff) including counseling services and student support; develops operational policies; submits annual programs and coordinates EOPS/CARE & CalWORKs programs;
Sr. Admin. Assistant Teresa Camacho x4619 Administrative and clerical support for coordinator and programs.
EOPS/CARE Counselor x4953 Provides academic, career, transfer and personal counseling and advisement.
Part-Time EOPS/CARE & CalWORKs Counselor Jeff Hannibal, x4620 Efren Rangel x4207 Kathy Tuominen-Lenney x4207 Laura Toscano x4620 Hollis Casey x4620 Provides academic, career, transfer and personal counseling and advisement.
EOPS Specialist Lori Parra X4829 Assists potential and eligible EOPS/CARE students with admissions, registration and EOPS processes.
EOPS Specialist Maria Hanson x4275 Provides students with information on college program and services; tracks MIS data.
Project Specialist   Front office assistant.
CalWORKs Project Specialist (2)   CalWORKs clerical activities.

Disabled Student Program and Services

Position Employee Responsibilities
DSPS Coordinator/ Counselor Ardith Lynch x4750 Oversees all aspects of departmental day-to-day management (faculty and staff); serves as campus and off-campus agency liaison, coordinates and administers services and instruction per ADA/504; representative to region DSPS coordinators groups.
Sr. Administrative Assistant Leanne Bean x4930 Administrative and clerical support for coordinator and programs.
Adapted Kinesiology Instructor/KNEA Chair Mike Bennett x4761 Provides instruction in adapted physical fitness, water exercise, strength mobility and coordination training, adapted swimming classes; teaches on- and off-campus adapted physical education.
Counselor Zina Boratynec x4319 Maryam Azary X4885 Provides disability-related counseling--academic, personal and career; determines eligibility and appropriate accommodations for all disabilities other than LD;
LD Specialist Kim d’Arcy X4206 Provides learning disability assessments, educational guidance, monitoring of LD student progress and individual advisements in learning strategies; coordinates the LD Practicum program.
Part-Time LD Specialist Mindi Wolf X4291 VACANT Provides learning disability assessments, educational guidance, monitoring of LD student progress and individual advisements in learning strategies.
DSPS Instructor/Special Services Chair Mike Hoggatt X6057 Provides strategic and basic instruction for students with disabilities in classes and the adapted computer lab (math, English, spelling, learning strategies etc.).
DSPS Counselor Loma Hopkins X4779 Provides disability related counseling – academic, personal and career; determines eligibility and appropriate accommodations for all disabilities other than LC.
Part-time DSPS Counselor Brenda Fitzgeorge X4312 Connie Jackson X4885 Tina Shaffie X4337 Provides disability related counseling-academic, personal and career.
Adapted kinesiology Instructor Ron Hastings X4679 Pam Paterson Julie Thomas X4761 Provides instruction in adapted physical fitness, water exercise, strength, mobility and coordination training, adapted swimming classes. Teaches on- and off- campus adapted physical education courses.
DSPS P.T. Instructor Jose Arroyo, Ann Novick X4885 Provides writing instruction and fundamental math courses.
Faculty/Counselor Tina Shaffie X4337 Provides disability-related counseling, LD assessment and ADHD assessment.
Disabled Student Program Specialist Sylvia Barley X4238 Organizes sign language interpreters, real-time captioning schedules, accommodated testing, note takers and assistive listening devices; schedules tests for accommodated testing.
Disabled Student Program Specialist Marie Bowman x4246 Assists, monitors, and schedules learning disability assessments and related appointments. Aides with students and parents explaining processes and procedures.
Counseling Office Assistant Kathy Schultz x4249 Serves as receptionist, schedules faculty appointments; provides assistance with registration; tracks student appointments.
Disabled Student Program Specialist Marlene Sais x4915 Follows up on documentation and procedural issues with off-campus medical professionals; processes medical documentation; reconciles MIS reports; generates DSPS priority registration list; responsible for records management for DSPS and SARS.
Alternate Media Specialist Mike Sauter X4539 Provides and coordinates alternative media, including software and hardware application support and documentation; develops accessible text materials in electronic and other formats.
Program Assistant Vacant X4424 Provides backup for staff and primarily assists with the accommodated testing program.
Office Assistant (P/T) VACANT Retrieves and helps with follow-up on medical documentation; supports the Student Education Contract project.
Adapted Kinesiology Office Assistant Marilyn Lantz X4679 Assists disabled students w/ registration and completion of mandatory forms; assists with clerical support in the Adapted Kinesiology program.
Kinesiology Aides (13)   Assists disabled students and mentors student interns in Adapted Kinesiology classes.
Interpreters (31)   Interprets for deaf and hard-of-hearing students.
Captionist (3)   Provides real time captioning for deaf and hard-of-hearing students.

Transfer Center

Position Employee Responsibilities
Coordinator / Counselor Orlantha Nin x4258 Coordinates day-to-day activities, budget and services related to the Transfer Center and transfer functions. Counsels students.
Part-Time Counselor Sara Nievas-Lucas x4259, Jayne Klunder X4258, Jennifer Forsterx4328, Jennifer Rachman, Jorge Guerrero, Miki Mikolajczak Provides academic career, transfer and personal counseling and advisement. Specializes in university and college transfer policies and agreements.
Sr.Transfer Center Specialist Barbara Benavides x4423 Transfer Center clerical and administrative support; provides technical support to students and assists during presentations and one-on-one sessions.
Transfer Center Specialist Judi Pohl x4486 Clerical support; schedules class visits and counseling appointments.
Office Assistant Rosann Rios Office Assistant X4292 Duplicates and distributes materials; maintains master calendar of Transfer Center activities; assists in the preparation of reports and marketing materials; pulls transcripts; coordinates activities for college rep visits; maintains databases of students’ college of choice, university representatives and Transfer Center utilization.
Project Specialist David Schlesinger Clerical support.
Project Specialist (TTP Grant Funded) Jeri Magnetta Secretarial support.

Veterens Education & Transition Services (VETS)

Position Employee Responsibilities
Dean / Director Terence Nelson X4473 Oversees staff and program planning.
Veteran / Generalist Counselor Kolin Williams Provides academic, career, transfer and personal counseling for veterans & generalist students. Teaches Boots to Books course.
CTE Perkins Counselor (Grant Funded) Rebecca Morgan, Eric Garcia, Brenda Fitzgeorge X4252 Provides academic, career, transfer and personal counseling for CTE focused veterans & generalist students.
Project Specialist (3) Jason Conway Greg Clemons Phillip Sanchez Work with student veterans & community members within the VETS Program/Center & participates in outreach activities.