The Counseling Department supports the overall mission of Eastern Arizona College by providing a welcoming atmosphere and promoting individualized academic support, personal counseling, and career advising. We are committed to your success!


Build relationships to optimize students' potential through knowledge, consistent advising, and support.

Academic Advising Disability Resources Inspire Personal Counseling Retention Study Skills Testing Services Tutoring

Thatcher Counseling Department

Located in the Student Services building, next to Admissions
Phone (928) 428-8253
Toll free (800) 678-3808
Fax (928) 428-2074
Email address

Gila County Locations

Gila Pueblo Campus Contact Andrea Renon
Phone (928) 425-8481 x122
Email address
Payson Campus Contact Pamela Butterfield
Phone (928) 468-8039 x25
Email address

Counseling Staff

  • Gina Roebuck - Coordinator, Counseling Services
  • Gayrene Claridge - Job Placement and Occupational Advisor
  • Barbara Gojkovich - Secretary
  • Jerri Lukens - Evaluation Technician
  • James Pryor - Retention Specialist / Transition Facilitator
  • Jennifer Skinner - Part-time Secretary
  • Craig Smith - Counselor/Mental Health
  • Aaron Westerfield - Counselor / Disability Resource Coordinator

Inspire Staff

    Career Navigators:

  • Kristi Apodaca
  • Candace Lines
  • Services Provided by the Counseling Department:

    Academic Advising

    Disability Resources

    Personal Counseling

    Study Skills

    Testing Services



    Career Resources:

    Courses to consider for career exploration, resume writing, interviewing skills, and more:
    CSL100 Inspire College and Career Success
    COE101 Job Seeking Strategies
    COM215 Interviewing Principles and Practices
    CSL115 Community Outreach through Service Learning
    ENG260 Technical Report Writing
    CSL109 Orientation to Student Success
    TEC103 WorkKeys Career Skills Enhancement
    Career Coach
    Occupational Outlook Handbook
    Indeed Job Search
    Inspire EAC Inspire
    Arizona @ Work 1920 W Thatcher Blvd, Safford, AZ 85546 ~1.6 mi