Umoja Mural

Centers for Equity and Social Justice

What We Do

The Centers for Equity and Social Justice reside within the Office of Student Equity and Engagement Programs.  The Office plays a central role in supporting students from underreprestned and historically marginalized backgrounds though a variety of centers, programs, and initiatives.  We also strive to provide student access to basic needs resources so they can be successful in school and life.

We acknowledge that student equity is affected by the knowledge, actions, and assumptions of individuals and systems in every part of the institution. As a part of SBCC's commitment to fostering opportunity for all students, the Office of Student Equity and Engagements coordinates its work with other departments as well as institutional planning and evaluation processes.

Center Hours

Fall 2023 Hours

Monday - Thursday  9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Fridays remote or by appointment 9:00 - 4:30 p.m.


Roxane Byrne, Ph.D.
Director of Student Equity and Engagement Programs
(805) 730-4199
Alondra Lazaro Gonzalez, B.A.
Student Program Advisor - Basic Needs Center
(805) 965-0581 ext. 3066
Leslie Marin, B.A.
Student Program Advisor - Dream Center                                                          
(805) 965-0581 ext. 4378
Lelia Richardson, B.A.
Student Program Advisor - Umoja Center 
(805) 965-0581 ext. 4345
Jonathan Ward, M.A.
Umoja Academic Counselor
(805) 965-0581 ext. 4375                                                    
Selena Martinez, B.S.
Student Program Advisor - The HUB /Virtual Pride Center                                                     
(905) 965-0581 ext. 4077
Noel Gomez, Ed.M.
Coordinator, Rising Scholars                                                    
(805) 892-3653
Miguel Cruz, B.A.
Basic Needs Coordinator, Main Campus
(805) 965-0581 x4007
Juan Carlos Quesada, MPA
Basic Needs Coordinator, School of Extended Learning