Our Mission

Business Services serves the students, colleges, and the community to accomplish college and District goals through collaboration and sustainable business practices.  We maintain the highest standards of integrity and professionalism through policy development, compliance, and customer service.  We leverage our professional expertise to implement solutions to ensure the fiscal health of the District in support of its educational mission.

Business Services is made up of nine divisions that range from financial management to development of facilities throughout the district.


Executive Director Medhanie Ephrem

Facilities Planning

Executive Director Connie Cavanaugh

Fiscal Services  |  Accounting  |  Employee Benefits  |  Payroll

Richard Kudlik

Internal Audit

Executive Director Priya Jerome

Procurement  |  Central Services  |  Risk Management


  1. Promote a sound, healthy, and compliant fiscal climate to support our colleges, students and community ensuring that we are good stewards of the public funds.

  2. Innovate and implement new business processes to streamline and improve how we serve our constituents.

  3. Identify, secure and implement partnerships at ATEP.

  4. Design, construct and implement improved physical facilities to meet the programmatic needs of the colleges.

  5. Develop, integrate, and encourage safe practices and working environments for the health and safety of our students, employees and physical assets.

Vice Chancellor Ann-Marie Gabel
Ann-Marie Gabel
Vice Chancellor, Business Services

During the last two years of COVID, the Business Services department pulled together, and on a short notice, was able to seamlessly convert to a remote learning environment. Our main focus continues to be providing the best service possible to our students, employees, and vendors. It is truly a team effort by everyone!

Department Highlights

Connie and Sergio

Welcome to Our Newest Team Members!

Welcome Connie and Sergio

Business Services is happy to announce our newest team members. Connie Ramos, left above, joins us as the Payroll and Benefits Manager. Sergio Gomez, above right, is the new Risk Management Manager. We welcome them to our team and look forward to working with them!

Procurement Wins Red Tape Award

SOCCCD Recognized for Innovative Tech

The OC Business Council presented SOCCCD with an award in the Incorporating Innovative Technology category for our fully online bidding, contracting and public procurement organization. The District’s online transition of procurement activities has processed 2,686 contracts and increased outreach by 300%.

Business Services Department

28000 Marguerite Parkway, Mission Viejo, CA 92692
Third floor of the Health Sciences Building
Office Hours: Monday – Friday; 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Summer hours: Monday - Thursday, 7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Ann-Marie Gabel, CPA

Vice Chancellor
Business Services
Third Floor, HS Building
Saddleback College
28000 Marguerite Parkway, Mission Viejo, CA 92692

Janet Falcon

Executive Assistant, Office of the Vice Chancellor
Third Floor, HS Building
Saddleback College
28000 Marguerite Parkway
Mission Viejo, CA 92692

Business Services News

Governor's 2024-25 Budget

January 11, 2024

Governor's 2023-24 Budget

January 11, 2023

Governor's May Revision for 2022-2023 Budget

May 17, 2022