Students Services Building Front Entrance

 

WELCOME TO STUDENT SUCCESS AND STUDENT SERVICES!

Dean of Student Success, Esteban Alfaro

Esteban Alfaro, M.Ed.
Dean of Student Success and Student Services
Email: alfaroea@yz6fv.com
Phone: (818) 947-2324

Liliya Devishev 
Administrative Assistant 
Email: devishlr@yz6fv.com
Phone: (818) 778-5808


Dean Alfaro is a seasoned leader in higher education with over 10 years of experience working for the California Community College System. With a comprehensive perspective, he has served as an academic dean, counseling faculty member, and instructor of CSU and UC transferable courses.

At Los Angeles Valley College, Dean Alfaro leads a cross-functional team within Student Services. His diverse portfolio encompasses oversight of Admissions and Records, Career Transfer Center, Counseling department, Financial Aid, International Students, High School Outreach and Recruitment, Welcome Center, The Valley Promise (First Year Experience), and Proyecto Adelante (Title V Grant).

Recognized as a national leader in higher education transformation, Dean Alfaro is an expert at closing racial equity gaps for students of color and driving transformative change. Dean Alfaro is an advocate for social justice and equity, he has pioneered a nationally recognized anti-racist case management framework aimed at addressing equity disparities. Notably, his programs have been nominated for the Seal of Excelencia Awards. Dean Alfaro also serves on the Executive Team as a board member for COLEGAS, an organization dedicated to fostering, empowering, and amplifying Latinx leadership within the Higher Education System. 

Dean Alfaro is a proud product of the California Community College system. He began his academic career at Diablo Valley College before transferring to Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, where he earned his bachelor's degree in Business Administration and Finance. He furthered his education by completing graduate-level courses at UC Berkeley and the Riordan MBA Fellows Program at UCLA Anderson School of Management. Lastly, he obtained his Masters in Educational Counseling from the University of Southern California. Prior to his career in higher education, Dean Alfaro accrued a decade of experience in the private sector, specializing in Real Estate Finance.

For appointments or inquiries, kindly reach out to Administrative Assistant Ms. Liliya Devishev at devishlr@yz6fv.com.

Go Monarchs!

 

 

GETTING STARTED

If you're thinking about attending Valley College, visit our Welcome Center. The Welcome Center staff can help you get started with your application and Financial Aid.


HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

It's never too early to start thinking about college. Our Outreach and Recruitment team works with high school students to help them learn about our majors and get started with an application.


PAYING FOR COLLEGE

There are many resources that will help you pay for college. The Financial Aid office can help you get started with receiving the aid you need to attend school.


CHOOSING YOUR CLASSES

Did you know that Valley College has more than 100 programs and majors? The Counseling Office is here to help you choose the right courses to help you reach your goals.


YOUR RECORDS

The Admissions and Records office is here to help you with all of your academic records. They can help you update your records, get an ID card, and apply for graduation.


NEXT STEPS

Once you finish at Valley College, you will want to continue with your career or education. The Career Transfer Center is here to help you identify your next steps in achieving your goals.


HELPING THOSE WHO SERVED

The Veteran's Services Office is there to help you make sure you are receiving your benefits. If you or a family member served, visit our office to see if you qualify for benefits.


INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

We would love to see you at LAVC. Visit the International Students Office to make sure you have the necessary documents to be admitted to the college.


ACADEMIC CALENDAR DATES AND DEADLINES

Summer 2018
Fall Semester 2018