Umoja Mural

Student Equity & Engagement Programs

What We Do

The Office of Student Equity and Engagement supports students from underrepresented and historically marginalized backgrounds through a variety of centers, programs, and initiatives. We strive to provide student access to basic needs resources, educational resources and opportunities, job training, and belongingness activities so students can be successful in school and life. In order to meet these goals, the office of Student Equity and Engagement coordinates with other programs and departments across campus and engages in strategic institutional planning and evaluation processes that promote diversity, equity, inclusion, accessibility, and antiracism.

Department Hours

Monday - Friday   8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

The Centers for Equity and Social Justice


Roxane Byrne, Ph.D.
Director of Student Equity and Engagement Programs
(805) 730-4199
Alondra Lazaro Gonzalez, B.A.
Student Program Advisor - Basic Needs Center
(805) 965-0581 ext. 3066
Leslie Marin, B.A.
Student Program Advisor - Dream Center                                                          
(805) 965-0581 ext. 4378
Lelia Richardson, B.A.
Student Program Advisor - Umoja Center 
(805) 965-0581 ext. 4345
Jonathan Ward, M.A.
Umoja Academic Counselor
(805) 965-0581 ext. 4375                                                    
Selena Martinez, B.S.
Student Program Advisor - The HUB /Virtual Pride Center                                                     
(905) 965-0581 ext. 4077
Noel Gomez, Ed.M.
Coordinator, Rising Scholars                                                    
(805) 892-3653
Miguel Cruz, B.A.
Basic Needs Coordinator, Cliff Campus
(805) 965-0581 x4007
Juan Carlos Quesada, MPA
Basic Needs Coordinator, School of Extended Learning