TO: Chief Student Services Officers, Chief Instruction Officers, Student Services Directors, Coordinators, and Staff
FROM: Rhonda Mohr, Vice Chancellor, Educational Services
RE: Regional Programmatic Support
April 3, 2019
Last month, Deputy Chancellor Dr. Daisy Gonzales, released a memo announcing the realignment of the Student Services and Academic Affairs Divisions into one division, Educational Services and Support. This realignment was done in order to embrace the philosophy of the Guided Pathways Framework. Also announced in the memo was the Regional Programmatic Support team, which will provide support for Admissions and Records, CalWORKs, Disabled Student Programs and Services, Extended Opportunity Programs and Services/Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education, and NextUp (Cooperating Agencies Foster Youth Educational Support) based on the seven Strong Workforce/Guided Pathways regions.
STAFF AND REGIONAL ASSIGNMENTS
The Regional Programmatic Support team has been cross training and preparing for several months in order to transition to the regional model. The intent is to align with Guided Pathways and continue the work of dismantling silos and building relationships in a case management model to better enable successful outcomes for students. We will continue to have program leads assigned to maintain program expertise, engage with professional organizations, monitor listserv’s, handle allocations, and plan professional development. Regional staff assignments are listed in the following table. Please see the attachment for a college list by region with map.
|Region||Lead Program Assignment|
|A: Greater Sacramento,
|B: East Bay, Mid-Peninsula
North Bay, Silicon Valley,
|Admissions & Records|
|C: Central Valley,
|D: South Central Coast|
|E: San Diego/Imperial||NextUp (CAFYES)
|Interim Karen Baker
|F: Inland Empire/Desert||EOPS/CARE|
|G: Los Angeles,
|Mental Health/Health Services|
College staff and administrators should contact their assigned Regional Programmatic staff person for assistance with all categorical program needs. If you pose a question to your assigned regional staff person that he/she is unable to answer, that staff person will work with the program lead to obtain an answer. We have set service expectation levels; all emails will be acknowledged within 24 hours, with questions requiring additional research to be answered within 72 hours. We acknowledge there will be an adjustment period and appreciate your patience while we make this transition to better serve colleges and, as a result, students. We are excited at the opportunity to build stronger relationships with colleges while providing high quality technical assistance and professional development. If you have any further questions, please contact Dean Mia Keeley at firstname.lastname@example.org or your assigned Regional Support Staff person.
cc: Alice Perez, Vice Chancellor, Educational Services