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The Center for Academic Advising

Departmental Overview

The primary goals of The Center for Academic Advising are to assist students with identifying and clarifying their educational goals, help in developing compatible educational plans, and create proven success strategies toward student long term academic progress. The Academic Advisors provide assistance with advising, course registration, program guidance, general questions, and additional academic support where needed.

Services Provided

Pacific Oaks College’s Academic Advisors are committed to supporting students from the first day of their degree program until matriculation. The potential for collegiate success is at the heart of every student enrolling at Pacific Oaks College. Our highly seasoned and professionally trained academic advising team is here to help turn the unimaginable into action and achievement by building a relationship with each student and taking an active role in supporting their scholastic endeavors.  Every student at the College is provided both an Academic Advisor and a Faculty Advisor.  This dual advising model ensures that each student is fully supported both academically and professionally.

Pacific Oaks Center for Academic Advising

Location: Building 45, Suite B
Hours of Operation: Monday–Thursday 9:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m., Friday 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

Our Academic Team

Donna Dillon
Donna Dillon, M.A.
Director, Center for Academic Advising
[email protected]
(626) 529-8424
Terrynce Rucker
Terrynce Rucker, M.A.
Academic and Cohort Advisor

  • School of Cultural and Family Psychology
  • So Cal Off-Site Cohorts

[email protected]
(626) 529-8081

Ted von Heiland
Ted von Heiland Jr.
Academic Advisor

  • BA and MA Early Childhood Education

[email protected]
(626) 529-8228

Marian Browning
Marian Browning, M.A.
Director of Academic Development

  • San Jose Branch Campus
  • Sacramento Instructional Site
  • Nor Cal Off-Site Cohorts

[email protected]
(669) 999-4302

Cynthia Perez
Cynthia Perez, M.A.
Academic Advisor

  • BA Human Development
  • BA Advocacy & Social Justice
  • All Credential Programs

[email protected]
(626) 529-8265

Elena Rotunno
Elena Rotunno, M.A.
Retention & Outreach Advisor

  • Retention and Outreach Services
  • (Re-Entry Students)

[email protected]
(626) 529-8262

Ivan Marroquin
Ivan Marroquin, M.A.
Academic Advisor

  • MA Human Development
  • MA Advocacy & Social Justice
  • MA Organizational Leadership

[email protected]