Meet the SEAS Staff

Under the Purview of;

Tracy Pascua Dea, Ph.D.

Assistant Vice Provost for Student Success

Filippi Academic Hall, 185

tjp2@stmarys-ca.edu | 925.631.4349

 

Jef Aquino, M.Ed.

SEAS Coach

Augustine Hall, Ground Floor

[email protected] | 925.631.4239

Jef has worked in higher ed. for about 17 years - 7 of those here at SMC.  He is a SEAS Coach, the Resident Director for Mitty Hall where he resides with his family, and is the advisor for the Asian Pacific American Student Association as well as the Polynesian Club. 

Jef likes to think of himself as sushi - there's so much rolled into one thing.  The Jef roll would be a breakfast roll that would have fried egg and fried rice rolled in bacon.

 

Collin Pugh, M.A.

SEAS Coach/Coordinator for Tutorial & Academic Skills Center (TASC)

Filippi Academic Hall, 175

[email protected] | 925.631.4678

Collin Pugh enjoys working with college students because he gets to witness students transformation from first year students trying to figure out what they want to make in to seniors who not only have a vision of what they want to do with the rest of their lives, but more importantly how their work is going to create positive change. He has worked in higher education for over seven years.  Collin was born and raised in Oakland. He received his undergraduate degree in Communication with a Religious Studies minor in 2005 and received his Masters in Counseling with an emphasis in Marriage and Family therapy in 2014 from Saint Mary’s.

If Collin were a pizza, it would be called the spicy carnivore. The pizza would have pepperoni, sausage, and ground beef. It would be topped with sun dried tomatoes, pepper flakes and a healthy dose of Sriracha.

 

Judy Selland, M.A.

SEAS Coach

Augustine Hall, Ground Floor

[email protected] | 925.631.4408

Judy Selland started working at Saint Mary's in August of 1999 in the Office of Academic Affairs as an administrative assistant to the Vice President of Academic Affairs/Provost.  It was there she began working with students on academic probation.  She earned her MA in Counseling, College Student Services here at SMC in 2007.  In 2011 she moved into Augustine to continue working with student as a SEAS coach.

If there was a pizza named after Judy it would be called the ‘Just Judes’ and be full of your daily dose of vegetables - with fruit for desert on the side.

 

Vacant

SEAS Coach

Augustine Hall, Ground Floor

[email protected] | 925.631.4349

 

Corliss Watkins, M.A.

Interim Director, Student Engagement & Academic Success (SEAS)

Augustine Hall, Ground Floor

[email protected] | 925.631.4361