Advising Centers

Academic advising and career advising builds a culture of integrated practices and shared responsibilities. Academic and career advising is a series of ongoing and intentional conversations among students, faculty, and staff that establish a pathway to the realization of educational, career, and life goals. Through collaborative teaching and learning, the advising process empowers our diverse student populations to explore and navigate their academic and career pathways.

Each student is assigned a certified advisor who will assist you with developing a degree plan, registering for courses, completing a financial aid appeal, exploring careers, and researching transfer opportunities.

BOLD (Business Opportunities Leadership Demand Occupations) Advising Center

The BOLD Advising Center assists students who are studying programs in business, landscape, logistics, psychology, and other career and technical education degrees and certificates.

Located in Palomino Center Annex, Room 200 | 210-486-3366

Carmen Velasquez
Advising Team Lead


Mako Ivory
Advising Team Support Specialist


Elena Olivo
Certified Advisor

  • Administration
  • Administration Assistant
  • Administration Computer Tech
  • Bill and Account Collector
  • Business Administration (A-N)
  • Business Communication Cert
  • Data Entry Technician
  • General Office
  • Liberal Arts (W-Z)
  • Secretarial Assistant
  • Virtual Administrative Assistant

Christina Barrera
Certified Advisor

  • Agriculture Science
  • Basic Nursery & Landscape Operations
  • Business Administration (O-Z)
  • Cosmetology (A-M)
  • Floral Design Technician
  • International Logistics Management
  • Landscape & Horticulture Science
  • Landscape & Turfgrass Equipment Tech
  • Logistics & Supply Chain Management
  • Logistics Management
  • Manufacturing Management
  • Purchasing Clerk
  • Small/Organic Farmer
  • Transportation Management
  • Turf & Landscape Irrigation
  • Turfgrass & Golf Course Management
  • Warehouse Management

Selso Casares
Certified Advisor

  • Administration
  • Air Traffic Control
  • Aircraft Dispatcher
  • Aviation Management
  • Business Management (A-L)
  • Certified Flight Instructor
  • Commercial Pilot
  • Economics
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Entry-Level Supervision
  • Entry-Level Energy Tech
  • Instrument Pilot
  • International Business
  • Industrial Technology – Instrumentation Specialization
  • Industrial Technology – Manufacturing Specialization
  • Leadership
  • Liberal Arts (L – Z)
  • Marketing
  • Multi-Engine Pilot
  • Oil and Gas production – Technology Specialization
  • Oil and Gas Production – Technician Specialization
  • Private Pilot
  • Professional Pilot

Rafael Sayago
Certified Advisor

  • Business Management (M-Z)
  • Cosmetology (N-Z)
SEED (Service Education Empowerment Diversity) Advising Center

The SEED Advising Center assists students who are studying programs in education, criminal justice, kinesiology, fine and performing arts, communications, and social work.

Located in Palomino Center Annex, Room 200 | 210-486-3131

Nidia Lopez
Advising Team Lead


Elizabeth Garcia
Advising Team Support Specialist

Nora Arredondo
Certified Advisor

  • Art
  • Communications/
    Communication Arts
  • Criminal Justice (A-N)
  • Dance
  • Digital Art
  • Humanities
  • Journalism (Mass Communications)
  • Public Relations/Advertising
  • Speech Communication


Aracely Bowling
Certified Advisor

  • Education: EC-6 Generalist (A-M)
  • Early Childhood Specialist
  • Criminal Justice (O-Z)

Charley Garcia
Certified Advisor

  • English
  • History*
  • Kinesiology
  • Mexican-American Studies
  • Music
  • Political Science
  • Radio & TV Broadcast Journalism
  • Spanish

David Mancha
Certified Advisor

  • Education: 8-12 Specialist
  • Education: EC-6 Generalist (M-Z)

Amanda Morales
Certified Advisor

  • Journalism (Mass Communications)
  • Drama
  • Psychology
  • Radio, Television, & Broadcasting
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Speech Communication
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Advising Center

The STEM Advising Center assists students who are studying programs in the science, technology, engineering, and math areas.

Located in Palomino Center, Room 114 | 210-486-3660

Maria Viesca
Advising Team Leader


Advising Team Support Specialist



Danielle Esquivel
Certified Advisor

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Pre-Professional
  • Biomedical


Jennifer Huebenthal
Certified Advisor

  • Pre-Nursing

Shawn Melendes
Certified Advisor

  • Computer Science

Adam Rodriguez
Certified Advisor

  • Computer Information Systems
  • Computer Programming
  • Computer Science
  • Computer Support Specialist
  • Information Assurance & Cybersecurity
  • Network Administrator
Malorie Vallejo
Certified Advisor
  • Biology/Pre-Professional
  • Veterinary Technology

Jose Vega
Certified Advisor

  • Pre-Nursing
  • Engineering






Veterans Affairs

The Office of Veterans Affairs assists students who are receiving VA benefits or Hazelwood Exemptions. Your assigned advisor will assist you with processing your benefits, developing a degree plan, registering for courses, completing a financial aid appeal, exploring careers, and researching transfer opportunities.

Located in Palomino Center, Room 111

Vince Bosquez

Laurie Medina

Eloisa Cordova

Angelica Acosta

Flor Semersky


Contact Information

Michael Ximenez
Director of Advising

Location: Palomino Center (PC 114B)
Phone: 210-486-3181


Moriah Solis
Advising Team Support Specialist

Location: Palomino Center (PC 114)
Phone: 210-486-3665

Regular Hours

Monday: 8 a.m.–7 p.m.
Tuesday–Friday: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
First Saturdays of the month: 9 a.m.–1 p.m.

Walk-in advising information

Mondays: 2–5 p.m.
Thursdays: 8 a.m.–noon