Bakersfield College

Student Affairs Leadership Team

The Student Affairs Leadership Team (SALT) at Bakersfield College consists of the following areas:

Fellow Renegades,

Bakersfield College is truly a special place. At BC, you will find opportunities to be challenged and supported. It is a privilege for me and the entire Student Affairs team to serve and support you along your journey to academic and personal success. Our goal is to help you thrive by providing exemplary co-curricular services and programs. The departments within the Division of Student Affairs include: Admissions & Records, Athletics, Counseling & Advising, Disabled Student Programs & Services (DSPS), Extended Opportunity Programs & Services (EOPS), CARE, CalWorks, Financial Aid, Job Placement & Work ABILITY III, Outreach, Office of Student Life, Student Health & Wellness Center, Testing & Placement Services, and Veteran Services. Together, we promote and facilitate learning opportunities outside the classroom to complement your entire educational experience.

I invite you to engage with other members of the Bakersfield College community (students, staff, faculty, and administrators). Being a part of any community requires every member’s full and active participation. I encourage you to strive for educational excellence and practice good citizenship. And remember, we are here to help. Never hesitate to reach out to any member of the Student Affairs team. Your success is our success.

Emmanuel Mourtzanos, Ed.D.

Vice President of Student Affairs

As part of the BC Administrative Council, each educational and classified administrator and manager of SALT develops an annual work plan. Please visit the BC Administrative Council website under the Office of the President for all SALT members' work plans.

Meet the SALT Team

Jennifer Achan

Executive Director, Financial Aid & Scholarships

Email Jennifer Achan
Phone:(661) 395-4428​

Reggie Bolton

Dean of Instruction, Kinesiology, Health & Athletics / Athletic Director

Email Reggie Bolton
Phone:(661) 395-4814

Charles Collom

Director, Student Health & Wellness Center

Email Charles Collom
Phone:(661) 395-4950​

Nicky Damania

Dean of Students

Email Nicky Damania
Phone:(661) 395-4614

Victor Diaz

Department Chair, Counseling

Email Victor Diaz
Phone:(661) 395-4421

Jenny Frank

Manager, Veteran Programs & Services

Email Jenny Frank
Phone:(661) 395-4028

Dan Hall

Director, Student Success Technology

Email Dan Hall
Phone: (661) 395-4468​

Marisa Marquez

Interim Dean, Student Success & Counseling

Email Marisa Marquez
Phone: (661) 395-4421

Manny Mourtzanos

Vice President, Student Affairs

Email Manny Mourtzanos
Phone: (661) 395-4204​

Ben Perlado

Director, Transfer Pathways

Email Ben Perlado
Phone:(661) 395-4031

Imelda Simos-Valdez

Executive Director, Categorical Programs

Email Imelda Valdez
Phone: (661) 395-4351​

Michelle Smith

Executive Director, Enrollment Systems & Integrated Support

Email Michelle Smith

Phone: (661) 395-4318​

Ashlea Ward

Interim Director, Outreach

Email Ashlea Ward
Phone: (661) 395-4470

Steve Watkin

Interim Associate Vice Chancellor, Enrollment Officer/Executive Director, Outreach and Early College

Email Steve Watkin
Phone: (661) 395-4551