Joyce Almario is an adjunct career counselor that is serving North City Campus, West City Campus and CE at Mesa during the month of July. Joyce is also a counselor for the Business, Information & Technology (BIT) program at West City Campus.
Joyce earned a Bachelor’s degree in Communication from UCLA and a Master of Science from San Diego State University’s Community Based-Block Counseling program. Her professional experience includes positions as a counselor with the San Diego City College Completion Program and City College EOPS; academic advisor for Wahupa Educational Services TRIO programs; career counselor for SDCE at the San Diego Metro Career Centers in San Diego and the North County Coastal Career Center; cooperative work experience instructor at MiraCosta College; coordinator for a community college focused program with Cal SOAP; and an application specialist at San Francisco State University’s graduate division.
Joyce is a member of NACADA, The Global Community for Academic Advising, a holder of a Pupil Personnel Services credential, and MBTI certified.
Chris Radomski has worked in media production in a variety of capacities, starting on-board ship traveling across the globe with the US Navy as a Communications and Broadcast Specialist. Following the military, he continued his pursuit of media production at San Diego State University, earning a B.S. in Television, Film and New Media Production, where he has written, directed, produced, and filmed several narrative and documentary pieces screened nationally at various film festivals and events, garnering him awards for directing and cinematography, including a regional Emmy. Most recently, Chris was video producer and photographer for San Diego State University's College of Extended Studies before joining the CE team on June 30.
Cynthia Rico, Ed.D, is the new Acting Dean of Student Services and Counseling. Dr. Rico has been working for SDCCD since 1993 and most recently at SDCE in a temporary position as Interim Vice President, Student Services (VPSS). Prior to this administrative experience, Dr. Rico worked at Mesa College as a professor/counselor, providing students with information and guidance to assure appropriate transition from the community college to further education. Dr. Rico has experience in developing and teaching courses in personal growth and assists with academic planning. She also serves on various campus committees, and from 2011-2013 she served as a faculty representative to the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges.
In addition to having an accomplished career serving students and in leadership positions at SDCCD, Dr. Rico’s educational background is impressive. She earned several degrees from San Diego State University including a doctoral degree in education, a master’s degree in counseling (with an emphasis in multi-cultural and educational counseling) and a bachelor’s degree in Spanish. Her training and experience have positioned her well for the Acting Dean of Student Services and Counseling.