About the Student Life Leadership Team

The following people make up the Student Life Leadership Team, which works closely with AVC/DOS Katya Armistead to plan, coordinate, and assess the programs and services of the cluster's various departments and initiatives. More than half of the team attended UCSB as a student prior to working on campus and team members average more than 10 years of professional experience at UCSB.

We hope that you will get to know us! Please never hesitate to contact us personally or to say 'hello' if you see us on campus.

 

Miles Ashlock

"One of our greatest assets as a campus community is our friendly attitude: we support one another and recognize the ways we can succeed, in and out of the classroom, by working together."

MILES ASHLOCK   he/him/his
Acting Associate Dean of Student Life
Director,
Office of Student Life (OSL)

B.A. Psychology, UCSB
M.A. Educational Leadership & Organizations, UCSB
ABD Education, UCSB

Areas of Responsibility

  • Leadership of the OSL team, including Campus Organizations, Fraternities and Sororities, Leadership Development, Community Engagement, campus organizations accounting, campus events scheduling.
  • Service on a wide variety of divisional and campus committees as an expert in areas of leadership development, student development, and campus policy and the law (e.g. freedom of expression, student conduct, event management).
  • Assists the AVC/DOS with projects and initiatives related to student life and administration of the cluster.
  • Serves as control point for the Office of Judicial Affairs, reporting directly to the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs on student conduct matters.


Mobile (805) 450-5675 (text or voice)
Email miles.ashlock@sa.ucsb.edu
Scheduling: Isabel McHugh (805-893-4568 or isabel.mchugh@sa.ucsb.edu)

 

Joaquin Becerra

"It is my goal to treat all students with dignity, compassion and respect as they navigate the conduct process."

JOAQUIN BECERRA   he/him/his
Assistant Dean & Director, Office of Judicial Affairs (OJA)

B.A. Psychology & Chicanx Studies, UCSB
M.S. Higher Education & Student Affairs, Indiana University, Bloomington
M.A. Education, UCSB
ABD Education, UCSB

Areas of Responsibility

  • Respond to violations of the UCSB Student Conduct Code, including allegations of behavioral or academic misconduct.
  • Provide disciplinary clearance for graduate school or transfer applications.


Direct (805) 893-5856
Email joaquin@ucsb.edu
Scheduling: Robin Brown (805-893-5016 or robin.brown@sa.ucsb.edu)

Note: The Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs has a direct role in the oversight of OJA.

 

Nathaniel Burke

"My goal is to work with the UCSB community to create a welcoming and inclusive environment for all students, staff, and faculty."

NATHANIEL BURKE, Ph.D.   they/them/theirs/he/him/his
Coordinator, Student Affairs Equity & Inclusion

B.A. Sociology & LGBTQ Studies, UCSB
M.A. Sociology and Gender Studies, University of Southern California
Ph.D. Sociology, University of Southern California

Areas of Responsibility

  • Campus climate assessment
  • Project management for inclusion initiatives
  • Bias incident reporting


Direct (805) 635-7353
Email nathanielburke@ucsb.edu

 

Briana Conway

"My goal is for students to feel that they are not alone in their healing and that everyone has the ability to end sexual violence, dating/domestic violence, and stalking on our campus."

BRIANA CONWAY   she/her/hers
Director, CARE: Campus Advocacy, Resources & Education

B.S. Public Health, Southern Connecticut State University
M.B.A. Healthcare Administration, Quinnipiac University

Areas of Responsibility

  • Survivor advocacy services and interpersonal violence prevention education management
  • CARE outreach and collaboration
  • Policy, compliance, and best practices for working with survivors


Direct (805) 893-3305
Email briana.conway@sa.ucsb.edu

 

 

COBY DILLARD   he/him/his
Coordinator, Veterans and Military Services

Forthcoming

Direct (805) 893-4724
Email cobydillard@ucsb.edu

 

 

KIM EQUINOA   she/her/hers
Associate Dean & Director, Women, Gender, & Sexual Equity (WGSE)

Forthcoming

Direct (805) 893-3858
Email equinoa@ucsb.edu
Scheduling: Isabel McHugh (805-893-4568 or isabel.mchugh@sa.ucsb.edu)

 

Ignacio Gallardo

"My goal is to teach and equip UCSB students how to navigate the career development process with skill and confidence. The possibilities are endless. There are no wrong choices, but students need the curiosity to explore their options and the courage to make their initial career decisions."

IGNACIO GALLARDO   he/him/his
Director, Career Services

B.S. Psychology, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo (Cal Poly SLO)
M.A. Career Counseling & Professional Development, Antioch University

Direct (805) 893-3609
Email ignacio.gallardo@sa.ucsb.edu

 

Zaveeni Khan-Marcus

"I would love to see marginalized and underrepresented UCSB students thrive at this Institution."

ZAVEENI KHAN-MARCUS   she/her/hers
Director, MultiCultural Center (MCC)

B.A. English Literature, California State University, Long Beach
M.A. Education, UCSB

Areas of Responsibility

  • Managing the MCC
  • Student support and mentoring
  • Critical dialogues for social justice
  • Programming


Direct (805) 893-8263
Email zaveeni.khan-marcus@sa.ucsb.edu

 

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"My greatest wish is that all students feel like they can get everything they want from this university while being their full selves and making lifelong friendships."

 

CRAIG LEETS   he/him/his
Director, Resource Center for Sexual & Gender Diversity (RCSGD)

B.A. Communication Studies, Chapman University
M.A. College Student Personnel, University of Maryland

Areas of Responsibility

  • Support, Advocacy, and Community-building for LGBTQ Students
  • Education and Training on LGBTQ Identities and Communities
  • Social, Educational, and Advocacy Events and Programs


Direct (805) 893-5846
Email craig.leets@sa.ucsb.edu

 

 

DON LUBACH   he/him/his
Director, First-Year & Graduate Student Initiatives (FYGSI)
Lecturer, Gevirtz Graduate School of Education (GGSE)

Forthcoming

Direct (805) 893-8290
Email don.lubach@sa.ucsb.edu
Scheduling: Isabel McHugh (805-893-4568 or isabel.mchugh@sa.ucsb.edu)

 

 

SHANA MORÁN-LANIER   she/her/hers
Director, Student Life Budget & Administration

Forthcoming

Direct (805) 893-2664
Email shana.moran-lanier@sa.ucsb.edu

 

Tricia Rascon

"Working with our amazing and talented O-Staffers makes me happy to come to work every day."

TRICIA RASCON   she/her/hers
Director, Orientation Programs & Parent Services

B.A. English, UCSB
M.Ed. Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration, University of Vermont

Areas of Responsibility

  • New student orientation programming
  • Student leadership opportunities in the department


Direct (805) 893-3443
Email tricia_rascon@ucsb.edu

 

Learn more about AVC/DOS Katya Armistead and the cluster's organizational structure on the Meet AVC/DOS Katya Armistead page.