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 Opportunity 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 x4620
Kathy Tuominen-Lenney x4620
Laura Toscano x4648
Phong Luong x4648
Hollis Casey x4648

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 Paniaqua 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.

 

Veterans 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.