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Meet Our Team

Jim Mickelson

Jim Mickelson, MSW
*Retiring Effective June 30, 2019*

Director  |  (760) 750-4869

As the founder and director of ACE Scholars Services I am proud of the program we have for you. Our only job is to support you in obtaining your college degree. You will find CSUSM to be a warm and welcoming campus. We look forward to seeing you.

Leigh Quijada

Leigh Quijada, LCSW

Coordinator/Counselor  |  (760) 750-4846

I am here to support you in your journey at CSUSM. From applying to the University to graduating with your 4-year college degree, I am committed to being by your side as an advisor, advocate, or simply a cheerleader. I know you can be successful at CSUSM, and ACE Scholars Services is here for you every step of the way!

Laurie Orr

Laurie Orr, LCSW

Counselor  |  (760) 750-4862

Hi and welcome to ACE Scholars Services! When it’s time to apply for college, there is a lot to think about… How to apply? When? What about financial aid? What are the options for student housing? I’m here to help. I look forward to supporting you throughout this process, and I invite you to contact me with any questions that you may have. Let’s work together as you transition from being a high school senior to becoming an ACE Scholar at CSUSM.

Julieana Corona

Julieana Corona

Outreach & Program Support Coordinator  |  (760) 750-6053

Hi and thank you for your interest in ACE Scholars Services! We are a great team that will work closely with you to support you during your CSUSM college journey. I'll be more than glad to provide you with resources and direct you to supportive services to make your college experience at CSUSM the best!


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 ACE Center

Main Phone Number

(760) 750-4ACE (4223)

Office Location & Hours

Craven Hall 3400

Mon. – Thu.
8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Email Address

Mailing Address

ACE Scholars Services
Cal State San Marcos
333 S. Twin Oaks Valley Road
San Marcos, CA 92096-0001