Welcome to campus! Welcome to your home away from home…our Residential Life Staff will be here for you to answer any concerns you might have…please remember to reference the Residential Life Handbook with questions but there will always be somebody in your hall to talk to in person.

Garces Staff

Kino Staff

Cottages Staff

Tony Mitchell, Hall Director
Tony Mitchell enter his 14th year as a Hall Director. He also coached football for eleven years at Arizona Western College. Coach Mitchell is originally from Chicago, IL and enjoys the sunny warm weather of Yuma! Tony is currently working towards a Master's Degree in U.S. History from the American Public University and after completion plans to teach at the community college level.

Zeke Mitchem, Kino Hall Director/Assistant Baseball Coach
Zeke Mitchem was born and raised in Nevada, Missouri and has spent his entire life playing or coaching baseball around the world.  Zeke has completed several degrees, Associates and Bachelors while playing collegiate baseball at Brown Mackie College and Tri-State university respectfully.  After a few years as a high school teacher and coach in his home state of Missouri, he went back to complete his Master’s Degree at Henderson State University in Arkansas and began his college coaching career.  The next step was coaching baseball at the Division 1 level at Drexel University and Marshall University for the next four years before selecting a route into international professional baseball.  The experience managing professional teams took him to Europe, Australia, and Asia; also serving as the lead trainer for the German Baseball Federation.  Zeke returned to the states as lead assistant at Georgia College for nine seasons before joining the AWC baseball program in 2016.  The first three seasons at AWC have been fruitful by winning back to back regional championships for the first time in twenty-five years; as well has having six players drafted into professional baseball.

As a member of the Matador family, there’s a lot to do on campus! Make plans to attend the many theaters and fine arts, athletic, as well as the numerous educational symposiums and forums you can keep up to date by checking the online calendar and of course the Residential Halls have activities too.