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LGBTQIA Advisory Council

AdvoCats Coordinating Board

The LGBTQIA Advisory Council is comprised of various faculty and staff members who meet throughout fall and spring semester to assist the Office of Student Diversity and Inclusion (SDI) by assessing current LGBTQIA programs offered by SDI and provide feedback and suggestions to better serve LGBTQIA students on campus as well as provide student based, community-led educational outreach programs that address heterosexism, transphobia and homophobia.

The team is lead by the SDI Student Development Coordinator for LGBTQIA Programs.  


Members list will be updated in fall 2018

Name Title Office
Dr. Brandon Beck Lecturer Curriculum & Instruction
Iliana Melendez-Burciaga Conduct Officer Dean of Students
David Hunt Assistant Director Office of Disability Services
Gerardo Altamirano Student Development Specialist II Office of Disability Services
Dr. Stella Silva Associate Director Student Diversity & Inclusion
Quynh-Huong Nguyen Graduate Assistant for LGBTQIA Programs Student Diversity & Inclusion
Jesse Silva Assistant Director Student Diversity & Inclusion
Robert Garcia Student Development Specialist I Student Diversity & Inclusion
Arlene Cornejo Health Promotion Specialist Student Health Center
Susan Taylor Police Officer University Police Department
Jessica Soukup System Analyst Vice President for Student Affairs