Under the direction of the President, the Vice President for Student Affairs serves as the Chief Student Services Officer and is responsible for the overall design, organization, delivery, supervision, evaluation, and fiscal management of a comprehensive student development program charged with promoting and delivering programs and services that enhance student success, achievement, and retention. These areas include Admissions and Records, Basic Needs, Counseling Services, Financial Aid, Student Health Center, Student Conduct, Title IX Compliance, Educational Access Center (DSPS), Dreamers, Foster Youth Services, EOP&S Program, Student Outreach, First Year Experience, Veterans’ Resource Center, CalWORKs, Student Engagement, International Student Services, Learning Resource Center/BEACH, Student Activities, Tutoring Center, University Transfer Center, Career Services Center, Welcome Center, and VC East Campus in Santa Paula.


Picture of JP Schumacher, Vice President of Student Affairs at Ventura College
JP Schumacher

Vice President of Student Affairs
Phone: (805) 289-6113
Office: Ventura College ADM-17
Administration Building Ventura College
4667 Telegraph Road, Ventura, California 93003


JP Bareng Schumacher serves as the vice president of student affairs at Ventura College.  His career in student affairs administration started at the University of California, Los Angeles for four years.  After graduate school, he transitioned to work at the California community colleges.  JP has worked for California community colleges for nearly a decade, most recently serving as a division dean at Foothill College.  Over the course of his 13 years in administration, JP has had the privilege of partnering with faculty, staff, students, administrators, and the community to develop student-centered, equity-minded programs, services, and policies.  Nearly every role of JP’s has been focused on increasing college access and student success as well as enhancing the student experience for historically marginalized populations.

JP knows firsthand the promise of a community college education.  His mother went back to school in her mid-40s with the goal of becoming a nurse and stabilizing her family’s struggling finances.  When his mom graduated with honors from the El Camino College nursing program, her family’s lives were forever changed for the better.  JP went to El Camino College himself, graduating with an Associate of Arts in Psychology from El Camino College before transferring to the University of California, Los Angeles.  He graduated from UCLA with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and later received his Master of Public Administration from the University of Laverne.

JP’s approach to leadership is collaborative and student-centered, shaped by his experiences as a queer, multiracial individual, and anchored in racial equity, humanity, and social justice.  The way to his brain is heady discussions on current events and critical student development theories.  The way to his heart is a good laugh paired with well-crafted maple donuts and a cup of coffee. 

Tisa Medrano

Senior Administrative Assistant
Phone: (805) 289-6131


Tisa joined Ventura College in March 2019 as an Office Assistant and has supported the Ventura College Executive Team since August 2020. She is a proud first-generation college student and Ventura College alumni, Class of 2020! She is continuing her educational goals at California Lutheran University and will graduate with her M.A. in Counseling and College Student Personnel in December 2025. Her passion is to give back to a community that has fostered so much growth in her own academic goals and help the next generation of students. When she is not working, she enjoys traveling and spending time with her family.   


Dean of Student Services (Vacant)

Student Affairs at Ventura College


Dept. Location Phone
Admissions & Records SSC (805) 289-6457
Basic Needs BCS (805) 289-6583
CalWORKs CSC (805) 289-6003
Career Center SSC (805) 289-6411
Counseling SSC (805) 289-6448
Dean for Student Services SSC (805) 289-6455

Disabled Student Programs & Services/Educational Assistance Center

SSC (805) 289-6300
Extended Opportunity Programs & Services EOP (805) 289-6302
Financial Aid BCS (805) 289-6369
Freshman Year Experience BCS (805) 289-6438
International Students CSC (805) 289-6182
Learning Resource Center/BEACH LRC (805) 289-6320
MESA SCI (805) 289-6337
Mental Health and Personal Wellbeing Counseling SHC (805) 289-6346
Student Activities & Clubs CSC (805) 289-6487
Student Conduct CSC (805) 553-4152
Student Health Center SHC (805) 289-6346
Student Outreach CSC (805) 289-6154
Transfer Center SSC (805) 289-6473
Tutoring Center LRC (805) 289-6026
Ventura College East Campus (Santa Paula) 957 Faulkner Road, 106, Santa Paula (805)289-6100
Veterans Resource Center CSC (805) 289-6060
Vice President for Student Affairs ADM-17 (805) 289-
Welcome Center "The Compass" SSC (805) 289-6420