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About Student Services and Special Programs


The Student Services and Special Programs division provides leadership and technical assistance for policy and programs that support student access, equity and success.  The division administers more than $590 million annually in categorical and grant funds that help colleges provide support services across the campus and supplemental services for special populations.


Programs include California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs),campus safety, child development/early childhood education, Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education (CARE), Disabled Students Programs & Services (DSPS), Early Assessment Program (EAP), Extended Opportunity Programs & Services (EOPS), Foster and Kinship Care Education (FKCE), Foster Youth Success Initiative (FYSI), health services, Student Success & Support Program (SSSP), mental health services, outreach, Puente Project, service learning, student equity, student financial assistance programs, student leadership, textbook affordability, transfer and articulation, and veterans services. 


Key Contacts

Rhonda Mohr,
vice chancellor 


LaKresha Jenkins,
assistant to the vice chancellor

Rhonda Mohr

Vice Chancellor for Student Services and Special Programs

Rhonda Mohr

Rhonda Mohr was named vice chancellor for student services in January 2018. In this role, she leads all programs that support student access, equity and success. Mohr has worked for the Chancellor’s Office since January 2010, first starting in the financial aid unit, then promoting to dean where she co-directed the Student Success and Support Program, Student Equity program, Basic Skills Initiative and the implementation of streamlined expenditure guidelines.

Mohr has a tremendous background in higher education that includes 40 years of experience, with the majority of her career focused on student financial aid administration. Prior to joining the Chancellor’s Office, Mohr worked for the California Student Aid Commission where she assisted in establishing and implementing its successful auxiliary non-profit organization, EdFund and served as an assistant vice president.

While at EdFund, Mohr established and led client services operations and advanced the organization through her leadership as it grew to serve higher education clients throughout the nation. Mohr was instrumental in facilitating the development and implementation of the organization’s new strategic mission, vision, goals, and values and successfully led the organization through a large-scale transformational change.

As vice chancellor, Mohr brings valuable experience in organizational change management and leadership to the Student Services division. Her experience and knowledge will help lead the Chancellor’s Office and college-based student services programs through the successful implementation of the new California Community Colleges vision.