raymon gutierrezThe Learning Center is happy to announce the hiring of Raymon Gutierrez to a full-time Retention Specialist position with a focus on the retention and success of students enrolled in pre-college level courses in Math, English and ESOL. Raymon holds a B.A. in Sociology from the University of California, Berkeley where he served as the Transfer Retention Coordinator for the Raza Recruitment and Retention Center.

This fall Raymon will join adjunct Counselor Adela Ramos to provide enhanced support for a target group of pre-college level courses in Math, English and ESOL using the Early Alert system to provide referrals and access to support services in a timely manner. This partnership between the Counseling Department and the Learning Center is aligned with the goals of the Skyline College Promise and utilizes a “Success Team” approach to support new students by identifying challenges and pressing needs as early as possible in order to improve student retention and success.

Raymon is also actively involved in building our wider support structure for students needing timely referrals to student support services and community-building opportunities, and he is always ready to meet with students and faculty. Raymon’s office is 5-110 inside the Learning Center.

For more information about Skyline College Learning Center programs and services, please refer to the Learning Center website.

Article by David Reed