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Extended Opportunity Programs and Services

Our Mission 

EOPS is a student support programs funded by the state of California (under Title 5) designed to recruit and retain students who are economically, socially, and educationally disadvantaged by providing them with the tools and resources to help them achieve their educational goals.

Our Services

  • Academic, Career and Personal counseling*
  • Student Grants and Awards*
  • Priority Registration*
  • Textbook Vouchers*
  • And more!*
*Budget Permitting*

EOPS Faculty & Staff


"Discipline is doing what needs to be done, even if you don't want or feel like doing it".

B.A. Sociology; M.S. Educational Psychology with option in Student Development in Higher Education
-CSU Long Beach

First Generation College Student

Hobbies: Woodwork; cooking; gardening; hiking; reading; horror movies; loving on others; doggy parent; grandmother to a sweetie pie; playing poker; hanging with family; relishing my alone time with God.

"Never say never, because limits, like fears, are often just an illusion."
 - Michael Jordan

Bachelor of Arts, Psychology
-Cal Poly Pomona

Masters of Science, Educational Counseling
-University of La Verne

1st generation college graduate.

Hobbies: Music, reading/writing, fitness, camping/hiking, video games.



Gerardo Ortiz Cardenas 

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with Gerardo

"The sun will rise and we will try again."

M.A. Educational Counseling
-San Diego State University

First generation to college, formally undocumented.

My hobbies are to ride horses, spend time with my family, and play twelve string guitar.

“Be the change you wish to see in the world”

Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Social Work
-CSU San Bernardino

Master’s degree in Educational Counseling and Guidance
-CSU San Bernardino

I am first in my family to attend college

I like gardening, walking/hiking, and cooking with friends.

Administrative & Support Staff

Lisa Campbell

Lisa Campbell
Interim Director, EOPS/CARE/UndocuDreamer/Guiding Light/NextUp


Shehnaz Aguilar

Shehnaz Aguilar
Administrative Associate I

“Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning.”
-Albert Einstein

A.S. Business Administration
-Mt. San Jacinto College

Hobbies: Cake and dessert decorating

Maribel Avila

Maribel Avila
Temporary Administrative Associate I

"Stay Positive, Work Hard and Make it Happen"

A.S Business Administration, A.S Real Estate
-Mt. San Jacinto College

Hobbies: Baking, Cooking, Spending time with my family, and Outdoor activities