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Office of Strategic Initiatives & National Division

About Us

The National Division of Rio Salado College is dedicated to providing Rio’s out-of-state students with the same level of personalized care and support that Arizona students receive. National students have access to a dedicated team of Success Coaches to help navigate their Rio Salado journey, no matter where they live in the U.S.




  • Janelle Elias, Interim VP, Strategic Initiatives & National Division
  • Karol Schmidt, Dean, Instructional Effectiveness and Innovation
  • Joyce Ito, National Brand & Marketing Director