Contact Your Advisor

The Empowerment Center will be closed for SAC Scores Day on Friday, February 23, 2024. SAC Scores Day is a time for the college to undertake a comprehensive review and evaluate our goals and strategic planning.  

College offices will be closed to allow faculty and staff to collaborate during this day. However, there will be limited services available for advising (MLC) , enrollment (FAB) and at the Student Advocacy Center.


Empowerment Center Certified Advisors are trained to be attuned to the specific needs of adult re-entry women and other non-traditional populations new to a campus environment. Students on our caseloads receive: individual academic advisement in all degree areas, case-management, community and campus referrals.

Empowerment Center Office Hours

Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

1st Saturday of the Month 9:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m.

Empowerment Center Drop in Virtual:

Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Tuesdays 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.



Senior Coordinator

Melissa Flores-Valencia
Empowerment Center 102
(210) 486-0464

Certified Advisor

Bertha Castellanos
Empowerment Center 103
(210) 486-0458

Certified Advisor

Elissa Gutierrez
Empowerment Center 109
(210) 486-1470


Certified Advisor

April Cazares
Empowerment Center 106
(210) 486-0462