Vice President for Student Success

Dr. Hernandez began her career at San Antonio College as a member of the Criminal Justice faculty in 2009. In addition to her most recent position as Dean for Student Success, she has served outstandingly in numerous faculty and leadership roles over the past 12 years. She served as program coordinator, taught nine separate courses, and served as a pre-law advisor until she was selected to serve as the Interim Chairperson for the Language, Philosophy, and Culture Department.

She was named chairperson of the Public Policy and Service Department in Fall 2016.  Dr. Hernandez has held several leadership positions at San Antonio College, including president of the Faculty Senate, faculty advisor to the Student Government Association, and Chairperson of the District Council of Chairs. 

Before coming to SAC, Dr. Hernandez served as a prosecuting attorney in the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office in Arizona. She is a proud veteran, having served on active duty and as a reservist in the United States Air Force. She earned a Ph.D. in Criminal Justice from Texas State University, a juris doctorate from the University of Utah College of Law, and a bachelor of arts in Russian Language from the University of Arizona.

Last fall, she was named SAC’s accreditation liaison to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACS-COC). 


Deans

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Interim Dean for Student Success

Christina Horton
(210) 486-0998
chorton17@alamo.edu

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Interim Dean for Student Success

Amy Chaye Peña
(210) 486-1209
apena259@alamo.edu

Directors

Fidel Bem

Director, Admissions and Records

Martin Ortega
(210) 486-0721
jortega@alamo.edu

Martin Ortega

Director, Advising

Fidel Bem
(210) 486-0895
fbem@alamo.edu
website

Jennifer Alvizo

Interim Director, DisABILITY Support Services
and

Director, Victory Center and Veterans Affairs

Tammy L. Micallef
(210) 486-0435
tmicallef2@alamo.edu 
website (dSS)
website (Victory Center)

Dr. Mary Helen Vera

Director, Empowerment Center

Dr. Mary Helen Vera
(210) 486-0455
mvera@alamo.edu 
website

Lenell Clay

Interim Director, Enrollment Services

Lenell Clay
(210) 486-0948
lclay10@alamo.edu
website

Erica Alvarez

Director, Student Advocacy Center and Counseling

Jillian Denman
(210) 486-1111
jdenman5@alamo.edu
website

Jillian Denman

Director, Student Life

Dr. Jacob-Aidan Martinez
(210) 486-1208
jmartinez932@alamo.edu 
website

Jacob-Aidan Martinez

Director, Title IX and Student Conduct

Camille Cartwright
(210) 486-1207
ccartwright3@alamo.edu
website

Camille Cartwright

Director, TRiO STEM SSS and TRiO Veterans SSS

Erica Alvarez
(210) 486-1702
ealvarez32@alamo.edu
website (TRiO STEM)
website (TRiO Veterans)

Esmeralda Nandin

Director, TRiO Upward Bound - STEM

Esmeralda Nandin
(210) 486-0940
enandin2@alamo.edu
website

About the Student Success Division  

We invite you to navigate our website and become familiar with the programs and services we offer. The Division of Student Success consists of several areas within the College that offer various support services. These services include:

  • C-Prep/Bae-B-Safe
  • Graduation
  • New Student Orientation 
  • Rescue Rangers

The Division of Student Success provides you with co-curricular opportunities that are essential in enriching your college experience. You are encouraged to take advantage of these opportunities and become involved in your campus community. Student engagement, together with academics, creates a whole-student experience that will prepare you for the next step in your future.  

Student Success has a dedicated staff that is committed to supporting you through a student-centered environment that provides access and opportunity.  Our goal is that you achieve yours!  

SOBI

SOBI-Strategies of Behavioral Intervention Report Form is available to those who wish to report concerning behavior. 

If you have a concern about a student, you are encouraged to notify the appropriate personnel by clicking the SAC Cares link here.

When completing this form, please include your name and contact information and provide as much detailed information regarding the incident as possible. Although anonymous reports may be submitted, we encourage you to include your contact information so that we may follow up with you for any further information or clarification that may be necessary.

Once an Incident Report has been received, it will be reviewed and appropriate action will be taken. This may include contacting the student, you (the reporter), and any witnesses you have identified. College disciplinary records are protected by a federal privacy law called the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act. If you have any questions concerning the SOBI Incident Report Form or the process, please contact the Division of Student Success at 210-486-0906 or visit Student Conduct.

News and Events

The Board of Trustees for the Alamo Colleges District & La Prensa Foundation provides an opportunity for us to recognize some of our exceptional students and highlight their accomplishments through designation as Student of the Month. Each Month one college selects an individual as the Student of the Month for the Alamo Colleges District. For more information, follow the link: Alamo Colleges District & La Prensa Inspirational Student of the Month.