Michelle Vidaurri

Michelle Vidaurri

Office Location: Plover Hall Room 531
Phone: 707.527.4722
Email: mvidaurri@santarosa.edu

I have had the pleasure of serving California Community College students in various capacities since 2004. In each of my roles, I have always found myself working toward the efforts of student retention. I recognize the decision to start college at any age and point in life is a big one, and I believe it is our job to continually support students in their decision to pursue a higher education. The launch of the Welcome & Connect Center has been an exciting time for me as I get to return to this area of focus in my work by providing onboarding and retention services to students of SRJC with a particular focus on high-touch and high-tech strategies.

Related background:

Yosemite Community College District:
Financial Aid Specialist & Veterans Coordinator 2004-2013
Instruction Office (BSI, scheduling/load oversight, curriculum, administrative support of Academic Senate) 2013-2015
Adjunct Business Administration Instructor 2014-2015
Interim Director of Access, Retention and Support Services 2015-2016

My current areas of oversight include the following:
  • Math, English and ESL placement processes
  • Ensuring online learners have access to student services
  • The coordination of selection and implementation of shared student service technologies
  • MySRJCApp implementation, administration, oversight & user training (Join me!)
  • The Welcome & Connect Center for drop-in services, onboarding, and first year retention programs
  • Co-manager of Innovation Grant
Below are current projects of interest I am working on. If you would like to collaborate, or learn more, let’s connect!
  • Coordination of mass texting and email protocol for student services
  • Process of continuous improvement of the student’s experience of AB705 math & English placement processes
  • Development of first year retention programming framework & coordination of Success Team case management tool.
  • Partnering in the development of Success Team dashboard needs
  • Partnering in the development of the Innovation Grant Toolkit which will disseminate the practices of scaling a coaching program to CCC’s
  • Refining math placement practices/process for dual enrolled students, and communicating as applicable
  • Partnering in the development of MySRJCApp protocol for social features
  • Partnering in the development of ESL Guided Self-Placement pilot
  • Consolidation of summer and welcome week programming for first year students