Department Office

Business Hours: Monday - Thursday, 8:00 am - 6:00 pm; Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm.
The Child & Family Studies office is located in the Engineering and Technology Building room A535. The administrative, curricular, and advisement functions of the department are supported in this office. Our contact information - Phone: (323) 343-4590 / Fax: (323) 343-5019.


Department Chair

Dr. Rita Ledesma, Ph.D., LCSW
Professor and Chair
Office Location: E&T A505
Phone: (323) 343-5281


Department Office Manager

Pat Rodriguez, Administrative Support Coordinator
Location: E&T A504
Phone: 323-343-4590
Fax: 323-343-5019

Pat works closely with the Chair of the department and oversees the efficient day-to-day running of the general office. She assists faculty with their needs, and works to resolve student-special needs that may arise.


Liudmila Flores, Undergraduate Advisor

Location: E&T A537
Phone: 323-343-5280

Liudmila advises undergraduate students in Options 1, 2, 3 and 4. Liudmila will review your program and assist you with any questions you have about course equivalencies from another university and CSULA and Departmental policies and procedures. She is primarily available by appointment but does have walk-in hours in the beginning and end of each quarter. Please contact the department office at 323-343-4590 for appointments or to inquire about walk-in hours.


Rocio Salgado, Administrative Assistant

Location: E&T A535
Phone: 323-343-4590
Fax: 323-343-5019

You will hear Rocio’s voice on the other end of the line when you call. She has direct contact with students on a day-to-day basis. Rocio will answer general questions regarding the major, such as clarifying departmental policy and procedures. She will also process your paperwork, and assist the office manager.

We look forward to being of service!