Advisory Board and Campus Websites

UC HSI Initiative Advisory Board

A critical component of the UC HSI Initiative is an advisory board comprising faculty, staff and administrators from each UC campus (with the exception of UCSF). This advisory group is integral to:

  • Informing the mission of the Initiative and how it can best serve members' campuses.
  • Serving as a conduit to individual campuses for information about the initiative and its actions.
  • Providing critical leadership for the work that is taking place on each campus.
  • Helping to make outside constituents, including other public sectors in California, aware of the work.
  • Engaging in broader national conversations related to HSIs.

Campus Websites and Advisory Board Representatives

If you are interested in learning about UC HSIs and emerging UC HSIs and their efforts, please visit the campus links below.

Campus Representatives


Emerging HSI

Lupe Gallegos Diaz
Director, Chicanx Latinx Academic Student Development Center
Co-Lead, Latinos and the Environment Initiative
Lecturer, Chicano Latino Studies

Silvia Marquez
Associate Director, Financial Aid and Scholarships Office


Designation Pending

Marcela Cuellar
Assistant Professor, Higher Education Leadership

Mark López
Chief of Staff to the Vice Chancellor of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Lorena Oropeza
Interim Associate Vice Chancellor, Academic Diversity

Rahim Reed
Associate Executive Vice Chancellor
Campus Community Relations, Offices of the Chancellor and Provost

Pablo Reguerín
Vice Chancellor, Student Affairs


Designated HSI

Douglas Haynes
Vice Chancellor, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion
Director, UCI ADVANCE Program
Professor, Department of History

Joseph Morales
Assistant Director, Strategic Initiatives and Partnerships
Office of Inclusive Excellence

Los Angeles

Emerging HSI

Alfred Herrera
Assistant Vice Provost, Academic Partnerships
Director, Center for Community College Partnerships
UCLA Division of Undergraduate Education

Sylvia Hurtado
Professor, Education


Designated HSI

Andrés Hernandez
Director, Inclusive Research and Academic Opportunities

Dania Matos
Chief Diversity Officer

Rudy Ortiz
Professor of Physiology
Chair, Molecular and Cell Biology
Program Director, NIH MARC U*STAR & USDA HSI Training


Designated HSI

Estella Acuña
Director, Chicano Student Programs

Mariam Lam
Vice Chancellor and Chief Diversity Officer

Arlene Cano Matute
Assistant Director, Chicano Student Programs

Elizabeth Romero
Assistant Vice Chancellor of Government and Community Relations

San Diego

Emerging HSI

Frances Contreras
Associate Vice Chancellor, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
Faculty Recruitment and Retention
Professor, Education Studies

Frank Silva
Chief of Staff
Office of the Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Santa Barbara

Designated HSI

Ricardo Alcaíno
Director, Equal Opportunity and Discrimination Prevention Office

Mario Castellanos
Executive Director, Office of Educational Partnerships

Santa Cruz

Designated HSI

Juan Poblete
Professor, Literature Department, Spanish Studies and Critical Race and Ethnic Studies

Lydia Zendejas
Project Director, Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) Grants

Emerging HSIs are institutions with undergraduate full-time equivalency Hispanic enrollment of 15–24.9 percent. This category was developed by Excelencia in Education to track the growth of potential HSIs. For more information, refer to the following link: