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Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

What We Do

The Office of Diverity, Equity, and Inclusion plays a central role in the college-wide planning to address student access and success at Santa Barbara City College. 

The Office of DEI supports the Student Equity Committee and oversees the development and assessment of the Student Equity Plan, evaluating our progress in supporting the achievements of underrepresented student groups. We acknowledge that student equity is affected by the knowledge, actions, and assumptions of individuals and systems in every part of the institutionAs a part of SBCC's commitment to fostering opportunity for all students, the Office of DEI coordinates its work with other institutional planning and evaluation processes.

Additionally, the Office supports three student equity programs:                       

The Center for Equity and Social Justice, the Basic Needs Center, and the Umoja Program.


DEI Office Hours

Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


 


Staff 

Basic Needs Program
Alondra Lazaro Gonzalez
Substitute Student Program Advisor
(805) 730-3066
 
The Umoja Program                                                                  
Casey Ysaguirre
Umoja - Student Program Advisor                                                               
(805) 730-4375                                                                         
 
Center for Equity and Social Justice 
Roxane Byrne
Interim Coordinator of Equity, Diversity, and Cultural Competency 

(805) 730-4199
rmbyrne@sbcc.edu
 
Anselmo Villanueva, Ph.D.
Executive Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
(805) 730-4220
avillanueva3@sbcc.edu