Guided Pathways

Pillar 2 Team

  • Steve Holman
    Instructional Dean, Co-Chair

  • Craig Donahue
    IT Technician, Co-Chair

  • Amber Black

  • Stan Henry

  • Mariana Zepeda

  • Melissa Flora
    Instructional Faculty

  • Maritza Fuentez
    Admissions and Records or Designee

  • Kristin Milligan
    Director of Financial Aid

  • Katie Chartier
    Asst. Dir. Of First Year Experience

  • Visa Graves
    Lead Financial Aid Specialist

  • Florante Roa
    Dir of Sys. Mngmnt and MIS Op.

  • Michael Harlow
    Information Systems

  • Liliana Casas
    EDGE Outreach Specialist

  • Jessica Dominguez

  • Alexis Gonzalez

Guided Pathways
Pillar 2 Team


Collaborate with and advise the campus community on activities associated with the 2nd Pillar of the Guided Pathways Framework. Recommend and plan activities that support efforts to provide Academic and Student support that ‘Helps Students Enter the Path’.


  • Support Outreach Financial Aid process Application (matriculation services)

  • Review Orientation

  • Support Guided Self- Placement, Multiple Measures, and AB705 Implementing

  • Strengthen Advising Resources

  • Support student-friendly Registration process

  • Strengthen resources for major and career exploration

  • Support Student Ed Plans Contextualized academic support

  • Support First Year Experience

  • Support Non-Credit Matriculation

Meeting Dates and Time

In an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19, officials from the Riverside County Public Health Department issued a mandate closing all community colleges, preschools, K-12 public, private and charter schools, and universities in the county between March 16 and April 30, 2020. All College of the Desert facilities are closed.​

The current pandemic has impacted our meeting schedule. Meeting dates for the 2020-2021 academic school year will be posted here when they are available.

​​​Minutes and Agendas​​

Meeting Date Meeting Agenda Meeting Minutes
2019-02-01 View Agenda No Minutes
2019-02-01 View Agenda View Minutes
2019-02-22 No Agenda View Minutes
2019-03-01 View Agenda View Minutes
2019-03-13 View Agenda View Minutes
2019-04-05 View Agenda View Minutes
2019-04-26 View Agenda View Minutes
2019-05-03 View Agenda View Minutes
2019-09-13 View Agenda View Minutes
2019-09-27 View Agenda View Minutes
2019-10-11 View Agenda View Minutes
2019-10-25 View Agenda View Minutes
2019-11-08 View Agenda No Minutes
2019-11-22 View Agenda View Minutes
2020-05-01 View Agenda View Minutes
2021-02-26 View Agenda No Minutes