Student Life Staff

Three teams deliver and coordinate different aspects of our student experience, programs and services. The teams are committed to the development of the whole student by offering opportunities and services to support, challenge and empower them to become better Christians in the world. JPCatholic students are uniquely creative, involved in artistic and innovative projects involving media and business. The campus culture encourages students to search for the ways in which they are called to serve the Lord in their future professional careers.

Campus Open Hours:

155 W Grand and 200 W Grand
Monday–Sunday: 8am - 12 midnight

220 W Grand
Monday–Friday: Normal business hours
Saturday–Sunday: CLOSED

Dean of Students

Jason Patterson

Jason has been a leader in the field of Public Education for over 25 years, bringing a wealth of leadership and management experience. He has had the privilege of serving the community as a Teacher, Head Football Coach, Director of Athletics, and Principal. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Social Science from California State University, Chico, followed by his Master’s Degree in Education from Azusa Pacific University. Jason and his family have lived in the San Diego area for over two decades; he has been married for 23 years, and has been blessed with 10 children.

Director of Student Life

Cassidy Van Vooren

Cassidy is a people loving specialist with a rich history in ministry on campus and at her two home parishes in the Orange County diocese, where she loves to talk “Jesus.” Cassidy is a JPCatholic alumni who graduated with a BS degree in Communications Media (emphasis in New Evangelization) with the intention of impacting culture for Christ at the parish level. However, God had other plans and brought her back to JPCatholic as a Director of Student Life. She is excited about serving the JPCatholic community. She feels that when you open minds to opportunities and possibilities, you open hearts to impact others and create hope for the world. Cassidy has two older sisters and one younger brother who all live in the Los Angeles and Orange County areas. When not working, you can find Cassidy reading, running, creating and performing music, participating in outdoor sporting activities, practicing sign language or avoiding dairy.


Joseph Sleman

Joseph has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. He brings experience as an academic success coach in helping struggling students overcome various academic challenges.