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The CARE Network

The CARE (Coordination, Assessment, Response, and Education) Network exists to assist with any situation that could potentially disrupt a student's academic or social wellbeing within the campus community. We hope to intervene early, when possible, to help support the student.

The CARE Network is a cross -divisional, multi-disciplinary team with a centralized focus on addressing situations and behaviors that have the potential to impede student success and/or threaten the safety and security of the campus and learning environment.

This Network consists of administrators, faculty, staff, and health clinicians who serve the best interest of the student(s). This group of content experts reviews individual cases and coordinates an appropriate action plan for response. The CARE Network meets bi-monthly to review referrals in order to support the academic, emotional, and overall well-being of students and the campus community. In addition, the CARE Network is a resource for the campus community whereby the members help educate others in assessing the needs of students with whom they come in contact with throughout their day to day interactions.

You may be the first to notice behavior or may hold the last clue to preventing a catastrophe. Whether the student has an outburst, going through personal challenges, or is acting out of character, The CARE Network wants to know about it.

Please report concerning, risky or harmful behavior using the online CARE Network Reporting Form or contact a member of the CARE Network team member immediately. However, if your student has a need related to food, clothing or housing, please contact, Kimberly Thomas, Supervisor of Basic Needs & Wellness at (951) 738-7413 or direct them to the Basic Needs & Wellness page.

For further information on the CARE Network procedures, please contact the Office of Student Life at (951) 372-7021, or the Dean of Student Life directly.



Rosio Becerra
Dean, Student Life
(951) 738-7758
Dr. Greg Ferrer
Director, Disability Resource Center
(951) 738-7785

Committee Members

  • Nicole Capps - Assistant Professor, English, Communications
  • Christopher Castillo - Student Resource Specialist, Student Services
  • Cathleen Chou - Director, Student Health, Student Health and Psychological Services
  • Greg Ferrer - Director, Disability Resource Center
  • Maria Gonzalez - Director, Student Financial Services
  • Mark Hartley - Dean, Student Life, Student Services
  • Amy Kramer - Asst. Prof, Counseling (EOPS), Social & Behavioral Sciences
  • Leticia Martinez - Student Financial Services Analyst, Student Financial Services
  • Cecilia Ramirez - Administrative Assistant III, Admissions and Records
  • Jim Rossum - Police Officer, RCCD Police
  • Marianne Stefanous - Administrative Assistant III, Student Services
  • Sheree Summers - Mental Health Services Supervisor, Health Services
  • Kaneesha Tarrant - Vice President, Student Services
  • Kimberly Thomas - Basic Needs and Wellness Supervisor, Basic Needs and Wellness
  • Leona Vassale - Disability Specialist, Disability Resource Center
  • Steve Vaipulu - Officer, Safety & Police


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