faces, new duties
JOE S. RAMIREZ, Vice President for Student Services
in student services has led Joe S. Ramirez to the post
of vice president for student services at Mission College.
Coming most recently from Oxnard College, where he was dean
of student services, Ramirez has worked in the areas of counseling,
retention, matriculation, and student support at several other
colleges, including Rio Hondo and Cal Lutheran University.
Ramirezs first few months on the job coincided with
the fall semester registration period, giving him plenty of
exposure to that particular student service.
The work that they (Admission and Records) do is very
important because its often the first impression that
new students get of the college, he said.
The unit, he said, does excellent work with limited staff
but, in the future, staff from other student service units
may have to be cross-trained to assist during the registration
period. But at some point down the road, I think were
going to see a need to beef up the staff, he added.
Ramirez feels strongly that conflicts, be they student-to-student
or student-to-faculty, can be resolved if both parties believe
theyll be treated fairly by the arbitrator...a role
he will often fill.
The key is working with people, giving them a lot of
attention, and assuring all parties that they will be treated
justly, he said.
BY EDUARDO PARDO