Contact Department

Special Hours in May and June 2018: 

The College of Alameda will be closed on Friday, May 18 in honor of the birthday of  Malcolm X.

The College of Alameda will be closed on Monday, May 28 in honor of Memorial Day.

DSPS will close at 3:00 pm on Friday, June 8.

DSPS will be closed for a classified retreat on Friday, June 15 .

Main Office – D117


Regular DSPS Office Hours:

Monday – Friday  8:00-4:45

Hours may vary during winter break and summer break, and during campus holidays.

Special Schedule dates:

DSPS will be closing at 3:00 pm on Friday, April 20, 2018.


Campus tours for prospective students can be scheduled through the Outreach department’s online request form.  Be sure to indicate any programs you would like to visit, including DSPS and/or College to Career.

Denise Maffett – Staff Assistant 748-2157

Aurora Laniohan – Data Specialist 748-2337

Becky Sanchez – DSPS Counselor 748-2328

Debbie Green – DSPS Counselor 748-2328

Belinda Van Buhler – Support Services Specialist 748-2103

Rachel Goodwin – DSPS Coordinator 748-2326


Adapted Computer Learning Center – D116


Phyllis Tappe, Ph.D. – Cognitive Skills & Assistive Technology Instructor 748-2313

Michelle Custino – Adapted Computer Technician, Alt Media 748-2115


Learning Skills Program – L210


Lynn Rex, Ph.D. – Learning Disabilities Specialist 748-2388

Vacant – Instructional Assistant/Part-Time Learning Disability Specialist 748-2123


College to Career Program – CV136


Jean Rowland – Interim C2C Coordinator 748-2359

Nadeesha Dias – C2C Job Developer 748-2242

Wanda Wright – Educational Coach/Instructional Assistant 748-5263

Laura Spencer-Vacca – Educational Coach/Instructional  Assistant 748-2138

Michal Post – C2C Instructor 748-2328


Work Ability III – CV136


Jean Rowland  –  WorkAbility Program Coordinator/Instructor 748-2359

Lawrence Silva – Employment Coordinator/Instructor 748-2109

Nadeesha Dias – WorkAbility Job Developer 748-2242

Aurora Laniohan – WorkAbility Assistant 748-5269



Our Mission

The Mission of College of Alameda is to serve the educational needs of its diverse

community by providing comprehensive and flexible programs and resources that

empower students to achieve their goals.