Professional Staff

 Portrait Picture of Rigo Flores

Rigoberto Flores Jr.

Program Director

Mr. Flores has worked professionally at San Jose State University (SJSU) since August 2015. He has had the privlege of helping new students and their families transition to SJSU and reminding them why it is amazing to be a Spartan. Earning both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Communication Studies from SJSU, Mr. Flores is a proud alumnus committed to enhancing the Spartan experience for all incoming and current students and their families.

Andres Elvira

Andres Elvira

Orientation Coordinator

Mr. Elvira earned his Master of Arts in Postsecondary Educational Leadership with a specialization in Student Affairs from San Diego State University and brings a wealth of orientation experience. Andres has orientation experiences at three public segments of California's higher education systems: UC, CSU, and private college. Andres is also very involved in the professional association NODA – Association for Orientation, Transition, and Retention in Higher Education. On top of serving as a NODA Intern at SJSU in the summer of 2019, he has served on two NODA regional conference planning committees and on various NODA Network groups. Andres is thrilled to return to the NSFP team to continue supporting new students and their families in their transition to SJSU!

Drew Nicklas

Drew Nicklas

Parent and Family Programs Coordinator

Ms. Nicklas earned her Master of Education in Counselor Education with a specialization in Student Affairs from Clemson University and has worked in first-year experience and orientation prior to joining our team at SJSU.  She is also an alumna of the CSU system as she completed her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology with a specialization in Public Health at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo.  She is excited to be back within the CSU system, join the amazing community at SJSU, and to work with all the amazing parents and families that are so important to SJSU!


Administrative Support Coordinator