STUDENT AFFAIRS UPDATE – A Message From Gary Fredericksen

The division of Student Affairs has been closely examining its operations to determine whether various units can be reorganized with the goal of improving services and making the most of its limited resources. I am pleased to tell you that we recently combined two of our departments into a single administrative unit.

Educational Equity Services (EES) and the University Advising Center (UAC) merged Sept. 1, creating a new department called Student Support and Equity Programs (SSEP). This expanded unit will strengthen the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) and undeclared student services, produce operational efficiencies, and enlarge our capacity to generate external support and create new initiatives to enhance student learning and success.

Koji Uesugi, acting associate director of EES, has been appointed interim executive director of Student Support and Equity Programs while Leticia Guzman Scott, acting executive director of EES, is on maternity leave. A nationwide search for a permanent executive director will start soon. Lea Manske, the coordinator of academic advising & peer mentoring for EES, has been appointed interim associate director and Norma Leon, acting coordinator of the University Advising Center, has been named coordinator of undeclared student services.

The department's administrative offices and student development/undeclared services are located in Building 94, first floor, and EOP admissions and tutorial services are located in Building 1, second floor. Renaissance Scholars will occupy the former UAC offices in Building 66 as soon as they are renovated.

We see this reorganization as an exciting development that will benefit our students and campus community.  Please feel free to direct any comments or questions to Jim Norfleet, associate vice president for Student Services, at (909) 869-3365 or at

Gary Fredericksen

Interim Vice President for Student Affairs