Saddleback Vice President Lise Telson Resigns

Lee Eisler

Saddleback College Vice President of Student Services Lise Telson has resigned. Telson had worked at Saddleback since 2003, and was responsible for overseeing student service programs including but not limited to campus police, student discipline and rights, and admissions and records.

“I want to share with the Saddleback College family that I have loved being a Vice President for Student Services, and have been honored to work with outstanding staff, faculty, and administrators,” Telson said in an e-mail. “I will miss the students and feel honored to have served at Saddleback college.”

During her tenure at Saddleback, Telson coordinated the development and submission of the college’s first student equity plan, and oversaw student surveys that aimed to get student feedback and improve services.

Saddleback President Tod. A. Burnett said in a statement that “We will have an acting Vice President for now, and then we are advertising a national search this week. We thank Vice President Telson for her years of dedicated service to our students and college. Irvine Valley College is fortunate to have her as a new counselor and wish her all the best.”

UPDATE: President Burnett has announced that Telson’s position will be filled temporarily by Dean of Counseling Services and Special Programs Jerilyn Chuman. The school will be searching for a permanent replacement, and it is expected to have found one “by the end of summer,” according to Burnett.

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