Access and Diversity Areas, Programs and Staff

Dr. Enrique Romo photoDr. Enrique Romo
Executive Director for Access and Diversity
Student Services Suite 151

Laurie Rader photo Laurie Rader
Administrative Specialist III
Student Service Center Suite 150
phone 801-626-6213


Center for Multicultural Excellence (CME)

The CME empowers students from diverse backgrounds to help them engage, navigate, and connect with campus and community resources through our retention specialists and Peer Mentor Program. Our focus is to develop the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to fulfill student career and graduation goals.

Michiko Nakashima-Lizarazo

Hablo Espanol
phone 801-626-7330



Leticia Mata Rodriguez
Administrative Assistant

Hablo Espanol
phone 801-626-7330

Olga                    Olga Antonio

Mentor Coordinator
Hablo Espanol
phone 801-626-7332


Mónica Rodríguez Mesa
Multicultural Counselor
Hablo Espanol
phone 801-626-7333

Lulu S. Latu

Multicultural Counselor
phone 801-626-7586


Tashina Barber
Multicultural Advisor
Dine Bizaad
phone 801-626-7367


  • Scholarship Programs
  • Peer Mentor Program
  • Area Councils
  • Ceremony of Excellence
  • Advising
  • Personal and career counseling

Diversity and Inclusive Programs

Provide access, build community, and educate each other about diversity issues while creating a learning environment that values inclusion, cultural competence, and intercultural sensitivity for all students, staff, faculty and the community.

Andrea S. Hernández

Diversity & Inclusive Programs Coordinator 
Center for Diversity and Unity - Union Room 232C


Location: Shepherd Union Room 232A




  • Stop the Hate
  • Taboo Talks
  • Sessions on the Ledge
  • Create Social Change - MLK Jr. Legacy
  • Community Awareness


LGBT Resource Center

The LGBT Resource Center strives to cultivate a welcoming and safe environment for the LGBTQ community, their family, friends, and allies through access learning and support.

Jayson Stokes photo Jayson Stokes
Student Services Center Suite 154 


  • Matthew Shepard Scholarship
  • LGBTQIA Support Groups
  • Safe Zone Ally Training
  • Wildcat GSA (Gay Straight Alliance)

College Access and First-Year Transition

Historically underrepresented incoming students can connect and find support for a successful transition into their first year of college; Students will gain a sense of belonging, network with their peers, become engaged learners, and make connections to campus resources and information. We identify and strengthen campus and community partnerships to foster student success. Includes Student2Student.



Rebecca Tierney




Student Services Center 150F

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Jody Perkins
Access and Outreach Specialist

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Marissa Smith
First-Year Transition Specialist



Cristian Gutierrez

DACA/Undoc Outreach Specialist


Outreach Programs

Federal Grant programs that provide college readiness and enrollment support services to increase college participation for underrepresented students through various programs, partnerships and initiatives primarily with our local school districts.

Location: Student Services Center, Suite 150




Brandon Kaleo Flores
State GEAR UP District Region I

Rebecca Tierne

Rebecca Tierney

TRIO Talent Search  




Samantha Hill

TRIO Upward Bound


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Betty Sawyer

Community Outreach