Division of Student Affairs

Student Affairs Operations

The AVP/Chief of Operations for Student Affairs advances the educational mission of the university by providing leadership for auxiliary programs and services to engage students in active learning, build a supportive and inclusive environment, support the emotional growth and personal development of students, and make a positive contribution to student life. As part of the Vice President’s leadership team, the AVP/COO provides vision and direction to the Division in capital planning, design and construction, budgeting, forecasting and financial reporting, and strategic planning.

As a service unit within the Division, our goal is to provide the highest quality service to assist our departments in effectively achieving their goals and initiatives in an efficient manner.

Our Team

Dr. Kevin T Colaner

AVP/Chief of Operations

Elena Alemán

Executive Assistant to the AVP/Chief of Operations

Ishia Barajas

Administrative Support Coordinator

Kaitlyn Sedzmak

Director of Budget and Resources

Kathy Chan

Budget Analyst

Marisol Cardenas

Educational Learning and Assessment Specialist

Jason Lu

Business Process and Technology Specialist

David Sedillo

Communications and Marketing Specialist

DSA Student Assistants

Rachel Hernandez

Sophie Xu

Viviana Piceno

Annette Bedard

Magus Mohamed

Christopher Castillo Gonzalez