TRiO Student Support Services ACES

(Academic Counseling and Educational Services)


South Annex (SA) 12

43-500 Monterey Ave. Palm Desert, CA. 92260

Contact Counselors:

Adell Bynum: 442-227-5063

Elizabeth Ovesen: 442-227-5596

TRIO SSS ACES Main Office: 760-776-7347



Monday - Thursday:

9:00 am - 5:00 pm



What is the ACES Program?

The ACES Program at College of the Desert is a TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) program designed to provide comprehensive counseling and to assist students in meeting the challenges of graduating from College of the Desert and transferring to a four-year university of their choice. ACES emphasizes academic, career, personal counseling and educational services to help students meet their goals. The ACES Program is funded under the United States Department of Education's TRIO Programs.

ACES Mission Statement

"To assist first generation, and low-income students, and college students with disabilities, in the graduation and transfer process from College of the Desert, and to strengthen their preparation for the successful completion of their Bachelor's degree goal."