Faculty and Staff at Ventura College Santa Paula

Vice President for Student Affairs & Dean of Student Services
Phone: (805) 289-6113
Office: SSC-119

Bio: Dr. Peña recently began his new role as our Vice President for Student Affairs in July 2016.  Dr. Peña served as the Associate Vice President for Student Affairs at California State University Channel Islands from 2007-2016.  Prior to CI, he served as the Senior Director of Academic Programs at California Lutheran University from 1997-2007.  Dr. Peña is a first generation college student who is actively involved in the community and currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Autism Society of Ventura County. He is also a graduate of Ventura College.


Sabrina Canola-Sanchez
Administrative Assistant / bil
Phone: (805) 289-6585
Email: scanola@vcccd.edu
Maiya Rodriguez
Student Services Assistant II / bil
Phone: (805) 289-6589
Email: mrodriguez@vcccd.edu
Academic Counselors:
To schedule an appointment, call (805) 525-7136.
Maria de la luz Flores
Academic and Career Counselor / bil
Beatriz Zizumbo
Academic and Career Counselor
Email: bzizumbo@vcccd.edu 


Faculty - Fall 2016 and Spring 2017:

  • Mike Anderson, Business/Computer Applications
  • Lucy Baron-Donnelly, Medical Assisting
  • Ben Bates, Communication Studies
  • Sharon Coughran, Art
  • Debra Cox, Medical Assisting
  • Nicole Falco, Medical Assisting
  • Stephanie Fields, Child Development
  • Jenny Flores Foss, Child Development
  • Daniel Gonzalez, Political Science
  • Feng Lin, Math
  • Geri Loe, English as a Second Language
  • Nathan Lopez, History
  • Gilbert Lovio, Criminal Justice
  • Catherine Martin, Art
  • Michael Nava, Math
  • Jaclyn O'Toole, English
  • Margaret Phelps, Art
  • Jonathan Roman, Criminal Justice
  • Tomas Sanchez, History
  • Lynn Shuler, Health
  • Natsuki Smith, English
  • Sarah Tamiian, English as a Second Language
  • Melinda Zeman, English