Student Success & Retention Center


The department aims to increase retention efforts and overall student success by having proactive contact with students, connecting them to the right resources on campus, as well collaborating with departments across the university to develop and support initiatives that enhance student support and success. The retention office works closely with the Dean of Students to support students in removing potential barriers for academic success and increase student persistence towards graduation. For more information, call 760-768-5500, or email James Villa, Retention Specialist at [email protected].

Appointment Availability:

Monday - Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

To make an appointment you can visit the Administration Building or call 760-768-5500. 

Student Needs and Department/Campus Service

Located in Administration Building

  • Know what classes you need for your major
  • Create a plan to graduate in a timely manner
  • Learn about campus services
  • Discuss graduation requirements

To make appointments, call 760-768-5500

Located in East Faculty Building

  • Learn about job opportunities
  • Create a resume
  • Practice interviews
  • Discussion job qualifications

German de la Peña, Career Services Coordinator, to make appointments, call 760-768-5500

Located in Library

  • Obtain testing accommodations 
  • Notetakers assistance
  • Receive mobility support
  • Get assisstive technology

Norma Aguilar, SASC Coordinator, to make appointments, call 760-768-5500

Located in Administration Building

  • Apply for Financial Aid
  • Learn about loans
  • Discuss scholarships and grants

Georgette Astorga, Financial Aid Office, to make appointments, call 760-768-5500

  • Check out books for assignments
  • Use computers, printers, and scanners
  • Quiet space to work/study
  • Rent a study room
  • Tutoring services

Mara Cota, Campus Librarian, can check online database at

Located in C-5

  • Receive escort service to your car after 6:45 p.m.
  • Report any suspiscious activity
  • For Calexico,  go to the library front desk to request escort service
  • For Brawley, go to reception desk to request escort service

Contact Information: 760-790-7124 or [email protected]

Located in Administration Building

  • Obtain waivers for immunizations 
  • Participate in CPR Classes
  • Receive vision examinations
  • Get basic medical and dental services

For more information, call 760-768-5565

For more information, call 760-768-5500

Located in Library

To make appointments, call Phone: 760-768-5572
Email: [email protected]

We look forward to hearing from you!

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Calexico, CA 92231

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