How to find your Languages Humanities and Social Sciences (LHSS) support team!

Connect with your Educational Advisor, Peer Mentor, or LHSS Counselor via Zoom! We are here to answer your questions regarding academic programs, RCC's LHSS Division and events on campus.

Contact us

Phone: (951) 328-3660
: Music Building 104

For information about upcoming conferences, events, and workshops visit our Instagram! 

In-person hours:
Monday - Friday 8 am - 5 pm
Virtual Chat Hours:
Wednesday 10:30 am - 12:30 pm Zoom Link
LHSS Counseling
Counseling appointments are available for students. To schedule an appointment with a counselor, please visit the counseling and academic advising webpage. 
Drop-in Counseling is available!

Drop-ins are offered on a first-come, first-serve basis and are intended to be for quick questions only (15 minutes max). You will be asked to wait in the Zoom waiting room until the counselor is available to call you in. Please be patient. Comprehensive Student Education Plans cannot be created during a drop-in. Please note: students must have their student ID numbers ready. 

Drop-in Appointments

LHSS Engagement Center Course

Enroll in the LHSS Engagement Center Canvas shell to easily access all the resources offered.

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Engagement Center Events

Meet the LHSS Student Success Team

Cinthya Gonzalez

Cinthya Gonzalez, Educational Advisor

My name is Cinthya Gonzalez; I am one of your LHSS Educational Advisors. As a former RCC student, I know firsthand the struggles our students face. While attending RCC I was a mother of three children participating in as many programs and organizations as I could while working multiple jobs. As a result, I learned so much about myself and learned to support my community with passion and a life of purpose. I am a UCR graduate with a bachelor's in Sociology and Administrative Studies, I have acquired a holistic approach to supporting our students and I believe that our past experiences help shape the resilient humans we are today. I am here to support you and your academic success. Please visit us in Music 104.

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Tony Ortiz

Tony Ortiz, Educational Advisor

Hello, my name is Tony Ortiz and I enjoy working with students from all walks of life. I am a strong believer that education can open doors and provide you with the strong mind and vision for your future. I am an RCC and Cal State Fullerton graduate with a BA in Communications/Public Relations. Currently enrolled at Claremont Graduate University in pursuit of a PhD in American and Comparative Politics.

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Doris Namala

Dr. Doris Namala, LHSS EC Faculty Coordinator

Welcome to the LHSS Engagement Center! I'm a Professor of History and also the new LHSS EC Faculty Coordinator. I look forward to meeting all of you in the coming weeks and support you. See you at the center on Mondays 4:00-6:00 pm.

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Doris Namala

Doug Johnson, LHSS Clerk

I’m Doug Johnson, the Language Humanities and Social Science Engagement Center Clerk. I am happy and excited to join the staff at Riverside City College and my team members in the LHSS Engagement Center to connect with, support, and serve our students. I attended RCC and transferred to UCLA, where I graduated with a bachelor’s in African-American Studies. While attending RCC, I was involved on campus as the President of the African American Student Alliance, the predecessor to UMOJA. I was in student government in the Supreme Court, which held campus and district elections. I was also a member of the Model United Nations at RCC. At UCLA, I was Chair of the Afrikan Student Union ASU. As a former RCC student who navigated my way through campus and the transfer process, I know the journey may not always be smooth. In my new position, I am eager to assist students on their educational path.

Looking Backward-Thinking Forward Web Series

LHSS Web SeriesExperience RCC professors through personal interviews that inspire students to look backwards while thinking forward! Our goal is to showcase RCC professors and students who offer intellectual insight into academic studies while inspiring you to become more driven and inquisitive. Please enjoy this broadcast of Looking Backward Thinking Forward

Season 1 of Looking Backward Thinking Forward is available now and new episodes will be available every semester. Please visit our YouTube channel and keep up to date with LHSS Engagement Center activities.