Jason Curtis,  Ph.D.
  Assistant Superintendent/Vice President

Melinda Weaver, Administrative Assistant

Mylea Christensen, Secretary III


Functions of the Office of Instruction (Formerly Academic Affairs)

The functions of the Office of Instruction are to provide leadership and coordination for all instructional programs, including both credit and fee-based programs.  The department is also responsible for coordinating and supervising the Library/Learning Resources and Institutional Research departments. 

The Office of Instruction provides support for curriculum development, class schedule development, catalog development, accreditation self-study, staff development, and FLEX activities development. 

The Office of Instruction seeks to support faculty through orientation and training. It also leads the Curriculum Committee and serves as the Accreditation Liaison for Cuesta College.

Deans & Executive Directors of Instruction

  • Erin Naegle, Ph.D.Dean of Instruction for Cluster #1; Biology, Physical Sciences, & Mathematics (STEM)
  • Aubrey Kuan Roderick, Dean of Instruction for Cluster #2; English, Fine Arts, Performing Arts, & Languages & Communications
  • Mozell Person, Dean of Instruction for Cluster #3; Applied Behavioral Sciences, Business Education, & Social Sciences
  • Oscar Ramos, Ed.D., Dean of Instruction for Cluster #4; Engineering & Technology, Kinesiology, Health Sciences & Athletics, Nursing & Allied Health
  • Ryan Cartnal, Ph.D., Executive Director of Cluster #5; Institutional Effectiveness & Research
  • Mia Ruiz, Dean of Student Success & Support Programs for Cluster #6 Instructional Programs; Continuing Education, Library & Learning Resources, & Student Development & Success


Associate Deans, Directors, & Associate Directors of Instruction

  • Araceli Espinoza-Wade, Ph.D., Associate Dean of Student Equity Initiative & Special Programs
  • Vacant, Associate Dean of Nursing & Allied Health
  • Lexie Bell, Director of Institutional Grants
  • Vacant, Director of Continuing Education and Special Programs
  • Matthew McElhenie, Director of Paramedic Programs
  • Robert Mariucci, Director of Athletics
  • Madelyn Chevalier, Director of Cuesta Children's Center
  • Matthew Green, Ph.D., Director of Community Engagement & Community Outreach
  • Kristina Vastine, Associate Director of Dual Enrollment
  • Alicia Paniagua, Associate Director of South County Programs
  • Shelly Ingram, Associate Director of Ranch Education Programs


Office of Instruction Phone Numbers List (as of Spring 2023)

Office of Instruction Organizational Chart

Organizational Chart by Area of Study

Cluster #1 Organizational Chart

Cluster #2 Organizational Chart

Cluster #3 Organizational Chart

Cluster #4 Organizational Chart

Cluster #5 Organizational Chart

Cluster #6 Organizational Charts

P.O. Box 8106, San Luis Obispo, CA  93403-8106
Phone: (805) 546-3122   FAX: (805) 546-3966
Room 3160 (in the 3100 building) on the San Luis Obispo campus