Slug Support Team Overview

College is a refuge from hasty judgement.-Robert Frost

Slug Support Case Managers

Slug Support Case Managers are available to assist students facing a wide variety of issues to include difficulty acclimating to college, need for additional resources, and assistance with navigating campus operations. Along with working directly with students Slug Support Managers facilitate the Slug Support Team, which is a group of key stakeholders across campus who meet to work on complex student issues. 

Slug Support Case Managers serve as a direct point of contact for students, staff, faculty and parents if they are unsure of how to help a student who is struggling at school or are generally concerned about a student. The managers will gather information regarding the student’s presenting issue, develop an action plan utilizing campus and community resources, and coordinate appropriate services. A manager may request assistance from the Slug Support Team when additional collaboration would be in the best interest of that student and/or there is an impact on the community at UCSC.


Slug Support Team

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Mariah Lyons
Assistant Dean of Students for Student Support Programs 
(831) 459-3456 mlyons1@ucsc.edu
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Sarah Cupps
Slug Support Manager
(831) 502-7031
scupps@ucsc.edu
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Betty Desta
Slug Support Manager
831-459-5356
bdesta@ucsc.edu
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Sarah Cupps
Amy Zamara
Slug Support Intern
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