Student Affairs Staff

The Division of Student Affairs maximizes the student experience.  We foster transformative co-curricular learning and support students as they navigate challenges and transitions. We teach students the skills they need to be creative citizens who embody CCA values.

For descriptions of Student Affairs' departments, programs, and services, please review the Division of Student Affairs Resource Guide.


Contact Us

Division of Student Affairs Information Desk
M–F: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Irwin Student Center, 2nd floor
Oakland campus

San Francisco Student Affairs Suite
M–F: 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
80 Carolina, 1st floor
San Francisco campus

Mailing Address
Division of Student Affairs
California College of the Arts
5212 Broadway
Oakland CA 94618


Office of the Vice President


George Luis Sedano
Vice President for Student Affairs | 510.594.5033

Kayoko Wakamatsu
Associate Vice President for Student Affairs | 510.594.3673

Vanessa Gorman
Senior Project Manager for Student Affairs | 510.594.3676

Emma Rose Goodacre
Administrative Assistant for Student Affairs | 510.594.3666


Office of the Dean of Students

Email: (Access/Disability Services)

Jeannine Szamreta
Associate Vice President for Student Affairs / Dean of Students | 415.703.9509

Jeremy Khuth
Assistant Dean for Access and Case Management | 510.594.3775

Nicole Whitner
Assistant Dean for Diversity and Inclusion | 510.594.3720

Antonia DeMichiel
Coordinator for Access and Disability Services

Jane Son
Coordinator for Diversity and Inclusion


Academic Advising

Phone: 510.594.3728 (Oakland)
415.551.9310 (San Francisco)

Fonda Yoshimoto-Reed
Director of Academic Advising | 415.551.9310

Courtney Chung-Torralba
Associate Director of Academic Advising | 510.594.3728

Paula Farias
Assistant Director of Advising Operations | 415.551.9247

Kat Gonzalez
Senior Academic Advisor (San Francisco) | 415.551.9254

Jordan Elmowitz
Academic Advisor (San Francisco) | 415.551.9231

Kojuan Williams
Academic Advisor (San Francisco) | 415.551.9274

Trevi Alohilani Pendro
Senior Academic Advisor (Oakland) | 510.594.3672

Michelle Gurlin
Academic Advisor (Oakland) | 510.594.5031

Kehau Lyons
First Year Advisor (Oakland) | 510.594.3724


Access/Disability Services

Phone: 510.594.3775


Career Development

Phone: 415.703.9567

Diana Chávez, PhD
Director of Career Development | 415.703.9575

Andrew Knutson
Assistant Director for Employer Relations | 415.703.9596

Josh Smothers
Assistant Director of Career Development - Fine Arts and Humanities | 415.703.9572


Counseling Services

Note: Please see Appointments for scheduling information.

Tara Rech, PhD
Director of Counseling Services | 510.594.3670

Brigette Stump-Vernon, PsyD
Staff Psychologist / Training Program Coordinator | 510.594.3675 x4

Leah Oliver, PsyD
Staff Counselor / Outreach Coordinator | 510.594.3675 x1


Housing and Residential Life

Phone: 510.594.3722

Monique Butler
Director of Housing and Residential Life | 510.594.3725

Virginia L. Webb-Pekelnicky (On Leave)
Assistant Director of Housing Administration and Operations
Please contact Monique Butler.

Rosie Heller
Housing Assignments Coordinator | 510.594.3721

Marina Arevalo
Residential Life Coordinator for the First Year Community | 510.594.3727

Michelle Wadleigh
Residential Life Coordinator for Arkansas Residences | 415.551.9235

Gesita Tafesse
Residential Life Coordinator for Panoramic Residences | 415.552.5841

Zandra Sante
Residential Life Coordinator for Webster Hall


International Student Affairs and Programs (ISAP)

Phone: 415.551.9284

Jessica L. McMillan
Director of International Student Affairs and Programs | 415.551.9284

Emily Maloney
Assistant Director of International Student Affairs and Programs | 415.551.9280

Andrew Heald
International Student Advisor for Cultural Engagement | 415.551.9268

Timothy Madera
International Student Advisor | 510.594.5071


Learning Resources

Phone: 510.594.3756

Brooke Hessler, PhD
Director of Learning Resources | 510.594.3756


Student Life

Phone: 510.594.3678

Noki Seekao
Director of Student Life | 415.703.9591

Janeece Hayes
Associate Director of Student Life | 415.703.9571

Alex Marquez
Administrative Assistant for Student Life | 415.703.9570

Winne Bee
Coordinator for Student Leadership and Engagement

Leslie Clark
Coordinator for Student Activities


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