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.


Lupe Gallegos Diaz

Director, Chicanx Latinx Academic Student Development Center

Silvia Marquez

Associate Director, Financial Aid and Scholarships Office


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


Douglas Haynes

Vice Chancellor, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

Joseph Morales

Assistant Director, Strategic Initiatives and Partnerships

Los Angeles

Alfred Herrera

Assistant Vice Provost, Academic Partnerships

Sylvia Hurtado

Professor, Education


Dania Matos

Associate Chancellor and Chief Diversity Officer

Alex Delgadillo

Associate Director, Educational Equity and Access Programs

Dalia Magaña

Assistant Professor, Spanish Linguistics

Ricardo Cisneros

Assistant Professor, Public Health


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, Government and Community Relations

San Diego

Frances Contreras

Associate Vice Chancellor, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Frank Silva

Chief of Staff, Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Santa Barbara

Ricardo Alcaíno

Director, Equal Opportunity and Discrimination Prevention Office

Mario Castellanos

Executive Director, Office of Educational Partnerships

Santa Cruz

Juan Poblete

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

Charis Herzon

Director, HSI Initiatives