Executive Director of the Access Center, CSU
Co-instructor, EDHE 672 – Ethical and Practical Issues in Student Affairs
I was born in Mexico and grew up in San Diego, California. I began working at Colorado State University in 1988 and earned my master's in SAHE and Ph.D. in education while working full-time. I co-teach the Ethics course and workshop on Access and Opportunity in Higher Education, and co-advise the SAHE Journal and iSAHE. I serve as Executive Director of the Access Center, which conducts a variety of programs designed to increase educational opportunity for persons from underrepresented backgrounds, including Federal TRIO and institutionally-funded programs: Educational Opportunity Center; Educational Talent Search; Upward Bound; Reach Out, Dream Project, Alliance Partnership, and Bridge Scholars.
My partner, Bernadette, and I have a son in college and a daughter in high school. Some of my hobbies include skiing, running, traveling, food, and meditation.