Division of Academic Affairs


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Division of Academic Affairs

About Us

The Division of Academic Affairs oversees the administration of all academic departments and programs at Rio Salado College, including college curriculum, faculty, library services, adult and continuing education, early college, military, incarcerated re-entry programs, corporate and government partnerships and more.



  • Janelle Elias, VP, Academic Affairs
  • Rick Kemp, Dean, Instruction and Partnerships
  • Miguel Lucas, Dean, Academic Affairs
  • Heather Tyler, Dean, Instruction and Workforce Partnerships
  • Monica Castellano, Interim Associate Dean, Instructional Design and Technology