Sue Saunders

Director of Academic Advising

Sue Saunders is the Director of Academic Advising and Learning Support Services and has been with the Channel Islands campus since March 2000. Before arriving at CI, Sue had worked in the educational field for more than 20 years. She was the founding member of the Advising Center and her passion is student-centered advising, and is committed to providing quality advising services to all undergraduate students.

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Beth Williams

Advising Center
Support Coordinator

Beth has worked at CI since December 2007. She has worked in the public sector for almost 25 years including 10 years as a 911 dispatcher. She enjoys helping students, staff and visitors find what they are looking for on campus.

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Monica Rivas

Assistant Director of Advising
Special Populations Coordination

Monica joined the Advising Center in 2006. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from UC Santa Barbara and Master’s from California Lutheran University in Counseling and Guidance. Prior to CI, Monica worked as a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor in Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties.

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Todd Oberson

Assistant Director of Advising
Technology Services Coordination

Todd Oberson is quite familiar with the CSU system, having completed his Bachelor's degree at CSU Long Beach and his Master's degree in Educational Leadership at San Diego State. Todd worked in international education at San Diego State and San Jose State. Prior to coming to CI, Todd worked for an Italian university, in particular with U.S. students and faculty interested in studying or collaborating in Italy.

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Claudia Sitlington

Academic Advisor

Claudia joined the advising team in January 2014. She comes to CI after nine years of advising at the University of Nevada Las Vegas in the College of Fine Arts and the College of Education. She obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Film also from the University of Nevada Las Vegas.

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Sarah Johnson

Peer Advising Coordinator

Sarah Johnson joined our staff in 2011. Prior to coming to CI, she worked in academic advising, retention and student engagement, and residential and housing services. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and her Master’s degree in College Counseling and Student Development. Sarah enjoys working with students to persist and successfully reach their educational goals.

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Kristen Dobson

Academic Advisor

Kristen joined the CI advising staff in November 2014. She graduated from CI in 2010 with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. She has studied abroad in Europe and New Zealand while at CI and has a passion for traveling. She continued on to a Master’s degree in Counseling from the Graduate School of Education at California Lutheran University. She is excited to be here at CI again as an Advisor to help students reach their academic goals.

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