Meet the Staff

Dr. Jacquelyn Forté

Phone: (209) 667-3050 | E-mail:

Welcome! My name is Jacquelyn Forté, and I am the Director of Student Support Services. As an educational professional at CSU Stanislaus, I have the opportunity to serve students for over 14 years. My expertise is in line with my core values of helping others succeed: admissions, student services, transfer requirements, education planning, financial aid, life skills, and health.

I embrace the challenges many students face, and appreciate the diversity CSU Stanislaus has to offer. My Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Science, Master of Science  degree in Interdisciplinary Studies, and Doctorate of Education is in Education Leadership. My educational background has helped me to problem solve while my professional experience has culminated into a pathway of improving students'€™ academic potential.

I encourage you to visit Student Support Services, located in MSR 230, to learn ways to create a roadmap to your future.

Dr. Margaret Kingori

Academic Advisor/MDIS Lecturer
A through L
Phone (209) 667-3560

As a former participant of Student Support Services, I am humbled by the opportunity to serve you and our community. My preparation emanates from a wealth of experience attained through TRIO programs and a varied educational background in Educational Leadership, School Counseling, and Business Administration. Please come by our offices in MSR 230, meet the wonderful staff and learn of the great services we offer.

Jesus "Chuy" Verdugo

Academic Advisor
M through Z

Hi! My name is Jesus Verdugo, but most of the time people refer to me as Chuy. I am very excited to continue to work with Student Support Services and will give my upmost dedication to make this a wonderful experience for all of you! I graduated from Patterson High and came to CSU Stanislaus as an Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) admit in 2000. I am a former EOP, Summer Bridge, and SSS student and have worked in multiple areas on campus both as a student and as a professional. The advisors in EOP were my link to SSS. I became an SSS student in 2002 and later graduated from CSU Stanislaus with a B.A. in Spanish.

I myself am a first generation, low-income, "Latina" college student and if I did it, so can you! Si Se Puede! Truly believe in yourself and others will begin to do the same. Shortly after, you will see many doors open for you with wonderful opportunities. I look forward to working with you to help you achieve your career goals.

Lindsay Weddle

Writing Specialist

Hello, my name is Lindsay Weddle and I'€™m excited to be the new Writing Specialist for SSS. I graduated from CSU, Stanislaus with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English in Spring 2012. I've always had a passion for reading and writing and I hope to share that passion with you! I can help you with a broad spectrum of writing tasks, from small assignments to research papers to WPST or CBEST exam preparation. I will also offer various reading and writing workshops throughout the semester-check out our calendar regularly for details. My office hours are Monday-Thursday from 9am until 4pm. Please don'€™t hesitate to make an appointment with me or drop by. Don-t forget: the more materials you bring to our appointment that are relevant to your assignment, the better I will be able to help you succeed. I look forward to meeting you!