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Student Services

The Office of Student Services works with the student services teams at American River College, Cosumnes River College, Folsom Lake College, and Sacramento City College to support the delivery of equity-minded, inclusive, and well-coordinated student services across the district.

At the district level, Student Services helps to coordinate districtwide activities in the following areas:

  • Admissions and Records
  • Counseling
  • Financial Aid
  • Health and Wellness
  • Outreach
  • Prison Re-Entry Program (PREP)
  • Student engagement and leadership
  • Support Services such as Basic Needs, CalWORKS, DSPS, EOPS/CARE, Veteran Success Centers, and Undocumented Student Support

District Student Services Leadership Team

  • Sonia Ortiz-Mercado – Associate Vice Chancellor, Educational Services
  • Yolanda Garcia – Associate Vice President of Student Resources, Financial Aid
  • Victoria Flores – Dean, Student Wellness and Support Services
  • Mariko Peshon – Dean, Prison Re-Entry Education Program (PREP)
  • Jason Ralphs – Director, Admissions and Records
  • Taylor Johnson – Director, Mental Health
  • Ali Padash – Interim Director, Financial Aid

Department Updates and Information

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(916) 568-3031

Nancy Edmonson
Confidential Administrative Assistant


8:30 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday.