For more than 26 years, Maiya Rodriguez, has served Ventura College students as a bilingual Student Services Assistant. She inspires and guides students, families, and community members, assisting a legion of students over the years to matriculate to college. Maiya’s expertise and knowledge of the community and Ventura College has created a lasting impact with numerous students who return to her years later with gratitude, bringing their children, the next generation, to enroll at Ventura College. A Santa Paula native and VC alum, Maiya’s dedication to Ventura College East Campus goes above and beyond in serving the students, faculty, and community members in the Santa Clara River Valley. She is solely responsible for all East Campus student services encompassing the entire Main Campus Student Services Center: Admissions & Records, Student Connect, Student Business Office, Assessment, Counseling, Financial Aid, community relations, and outreach. Maiya exemplifies commitment and service in implementing the philosophy and mission of Ventura College.