Vice President, Student Affairs

Under the direction of the President, the Vice President for Student Affairs serves as the Chief Student Services Officer and is responsible for the overall design, organization, delivery, supervision, evaluation, and fiscal management of a comprehensive student development program charged with promoting and delivering programs and services that enhance student success, achievement, and retention. These areas include Assessment, Admissions and Records, Basic Needs, Counseling Services, Financial Aid, Student Health Center, Student Conduct, Title IX Compliance, Disabled Students Programs & Services, Dreamers, Foster Youth Services, EOP&S Program, Student Outreach, First Year Experience, Pirate’s Cove, Veterans’ Resource Center, CalWORKs, Student Engagement and Retention, International Student Services, Student Activities, University Transfer Center, Career Development Center, and VC East Campus in Santa Paula.

Photo of Damiel PenaDamien A. Peña, Ed.D.
Vice President for Student Affairs
Phone: (805) 289-6113
Office: ADM-17
Administration Building Ventura College
4667 Telegraph Road, Ventura, California 93003





Blair Gilbertson
Senior Administrative Assistant
Phone: (805) 289-6573
Office: ADM-17
Administrative Building

The Vice President for Student Affairs Office is located in the Administration Building and is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 p.m. and by appointment. For more information, click on one of the links below or feel free to call (805) 289-6464.

Student Affairs at Ventura College
Dept. Location Phone
Admissions & Records SSC (805) 289-6457
Assessment SSC (805) 289-6402
Basic Needs    
CalWORKs CSC (805) 289-6003
Career Center SSC (805) 289-6411
Counseling SSC (805) 289-6448
Dean for Student Services SSC (805) 289-6455

Disabled Student Programs & Services/Educational Assistance Center

SSC (805) 289-6300
Extended Opportunity Programs & Services EOP (805) 289-6302
Financial Aid BCS (805) 289-6369
Freshman Year Experience BCS (805) 289-6438
International Students CSC (805) 289-6182
MESA SCI (805) 289-6337
Pirates Cove CSC (805) 289-7217
Student Activities & Clubs CSC (805) 289-6487
Student Conduct    
Student Health Center SHC (805) 289-6346
Student Outreach CSC (805) 289-6154
Transfer Center SSC (805) 289-6473
Ventura College East Campus (Santa Paula) 957 Faulkner Road, 106, Santa Paula (805) 525-7136
Veterans Resource Center CSC (805) 289-6060
Vice President for Student Affairs ADM-17 (805) 289-6113