Welcome to ACE!

The Academic Center for Excellence (ACE) offers numerous academic support programs. The Center’s committed faculty members teach developmental education courses in reading, writing, and mathematics.  Academic Enhancement Seminars offer study skills workshops to students. Students up for an academic challenge should check out the SRSU Honors Program.

Organizationally, ACE is based in the School of Literature, Arts, and Social Sciences (LASS.)

Academic Center for Excellence Staff




Dr. Kathy Stein, Ed.D.

Assistant Dean for Student Success, Director for the Academic Center for Excellence, & Professor of English, FH 214B, ext. 8770

Clara Castaneda

Academic Retention Administrator, FH 214, ext. 8408

Academic Lecturers




Marina Kimball

M.B.A. Lecturer in Mathematics, FH 202, ext. 8119

Cynthia McAlister

M.S. Lecturer in Mathematics, FH 206, ext. 8522

Edwin Urias

M.A. Lecturer in English, FH 210, ext. 8725

Julie Vega

M.A. Lecturer in English & Dual Credit Coordinator, FH 212, ext. 8771

Academic Center for Excellence