Education: MA – Psychology with an emphasis in Applied Behavior Analysis, University of the Pacific; BA – Psychology, California State University/Stanislaus
Caroline Dias is a retention specialist for the PLUS Program. Caroline moved to Spokane from Riverbank, California, where she served as assistant director of Advising & Retention for almost 12 years. In her position, she mentored and trained new academic advisors in all 26 campuses throughout California and Washington and was the lead advisor at the Modesto campus where she worked with at-risk/probation students. Caroline also served as the advisor liaison to the School of Education.
Caroline has co-authored (with the education faculty at Brandman University, Modesto Campus) a BA degree in Early Childhood Development (BA ECD) in 2007 and an MA in Education degree with an emphasis in Leadership Early Childhood Education (MAE LECE) in 2009.
With over 20 years of experience in education, Caroline has worked in a family literacy program, taught elementary school for a private faith-based school, and has served as a Head Start teacher, school readiness coordinator, program manager, academic advisor and adjunct professor.
Caroline presented Advising Advisors with an Academic Advising Mentorship Program at the Regional NACADA (National Academic Advisors Association) conference at Berkeley, California, in March of 2014. Also, Caroline served as the registration chair for the 2016 NACADA Regional Meeting at USC (March 2016).