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Welcome to Student Services 
The Merced College Student Services Division is committed to equitable access and success for all Students!  It is our goal to support your pursuit of academic excellence and success.  The Division provides a broad range of student support programs and services, including educational resources and programs, financial assistance, student success and support program (matriculation), outreach services, special support programs and assistance with making educational and career decisions.

Our dedicated team of student services professionals are available to educate, guide, and assist you with connecting to the multitude of programs and services available at Merced College.  Simply put:  We are committed to your success and we'll go above and beyond to help you achieve your educational goals.

For more information about the Merced College Student Services Division programs and services, link to the resource pages below.  Have a suggestion for improvement?  Your opinion matters to us.  Visit our online Student Services Suggestion Box and submit your suggestion!

Student Services Organizational Chart

Getting Started
All new and returning students must participate in orientation, assessment, and education planning prior to registering for classes.  To get started, visit our New and Returning Students page and follow the mandatory steps of the Student Success and Support Program (matriculation).

Chris Vitelli, Vice President of Student Services

Chris Vitelli, Vice President of Student Services

Office: Administration 121
Phone: (209) 384-6186
FAX: (209) 384-6338

Toni McCall, Administrative Secretary

Toni McCall,
Administrative Secretary

Office: Administration 121
Phone: (209) 384-6186
FAX: (209) 384-6338

Programs and Services

Admissions and Records
Sherry Elms
(209) 384-6188
Assessment/Placement Testing
Robert Olvera
(209) 384-6089

Veronica Oforlea
(209) 384-6157

Career/Transfer Center
(209) 384-6239

Counseling Services
Faculty Leads:
Steve Clark
(209) 384-6076
Greg Soto
(209) 384-6218
Dean of Student Services
(209) 384-6192
Student Success Program
Tomasia Drummond
(209) 384-6318
Dean of Student Equity & Success
Dr. Michael McCandless

(209) 384-6107

Disabled Students Program & Services
Dr. Veronica Oforlea
(209) 384-6157
Extended Opportunity Programs & Services
Dr. Mario Cordova
(209) 384-6092

Financial Aid
Sharon Reinhardt
(209) 384-6034

International Student Services
Dr. Jonas Vangay
(209) 381-6404

Office of Relations with Schools
Anne DiCarlo
(209) 386-6608

Student Health Services
Donya Avila
(209) 384-6045

Veterans Services
Terina Davis
Certifying Official