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Athletic Counselor

Javier Madrigal
Athletic Counselor

Javier Madrigal joined the School of Wellness and Exercise Science Athletics Department in January of 2020. Madrigal serves as the Athletics Counselor for the School of Counseling & Student Support Programs - working primarily with 400+ student-athletes

His primary duties consist of assisting students with selecting classes, creating education plans, and establishing academic goals. He also provides students with on-campus and off-campus resources, transfer requirements, CCCAA, NCAA, and NAIA needs.

Madrigal is a part of the California Community College Counselors Academic Association for Athletics (3C4A).

Madrigal earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Ethnic Studies from the University of California Riverside and a Master’s in Counseling from the University of Redlands.

A fan of all sports, Madrigal enjoys surfing in his spare time.  


Dr.  Chanika Marsha
Athletic Counselor

Dr. Marsh is excited to help student-athletes plan and monitor their academic progress while helping them reach their academic and athletic goals. She wants to ensure that all student-athletes have the tools and resources to be successful, as it aligns with her love to foster success in and out of the classroom. She has seen the importance of having students focus on their strengths and resilience and to provide timely and accurate information as it relates to the complicated academic requirements that all student-athletes may experience. She came from a low-income, single parent household with two younger sisters. She was the first in the family to go to college and had many obstacles along the way that made her the person she is today. She has found her purpose in helping others learn from her own experience & challenges to get a college degree. They did not say it would be easy, but it was definitely worth it. Nelson Mandela said, "Do not judge me by my successes, judge me by how many times I have fallen and got back up again." Marsh hopes to continue instill that in all student scholars.  She says "The main thing I want you to know is that I absolutely love what I do. I love connecting with each of my students, learning from them and supporting them."  One of her favorite quotes by Maya Angelou describes her well - "My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; & to do so with some passion, some humor, and some style." 

Her professional expertise lies in strategic student services, commitment to social justice, and creativity.  At Southwestern College, so far she has worked with students in an instructor in CCAP courses as well as students in the First Year Experience for Personal Development courses and currently as a Counselor for student athletes. 

How to reach Counseling
- Front Desk Counseling Telephone Number:  (619) 482-6317