The purpose of the First-Gen Champion initiative is to create a culture of visibility within the Roadrunner community for Faculty and Staff to express that they are advocates for first-generation students. A first-gen champion can be a first-generation student or can simply be committed to support first-generation students.

If you are interested in being a First-Gen Champion, follow the link here:
You will receive a First-Gen Champion placard to place on your wall or desk.

Dr. Vanessa Avina-Pena

Darrell Balderrama
Project Director &
Sonia Valencia | Project Manager,
McNair Scholars Program

Dr. Edwin J Barea Rodriguez
Professor and Associate Dean for Student Success and Instructional Innovation

John Bonner
Student Development Specialist III, TRIO

Dr. Astrid Cardona
Associate Professor of Biology

Dr. David A. Dampier
Professor and Interim Dpt Chair

Dionne Davila
Career Counselor II

Dr. Lide Duan
Assistant Professor of Engineering

Donna Edmondson
Academic Affairs Ombudsperson

Dr. Claudia Garcia-Louis
Assistant Professor, Educational leadership & Policy Studies

Liliana Gutierrez
Assistant Dean, college of Education and Human Development

Dr. Kolleen Guy
Associate Professor of History

Karen Hoskins
Assistant dean, College of Education and Human development

Vanessa Kenon
Associate Vice Provost, IT

Dr. Sonja Lanehart
Professor of English

Dr. Richard Martinez

Rosalind Ong De Trevino
Project Coordinator

Naomi Rubal
Lecturer I – Environmental Science

Dr. Sonia Saldivar-Hull
Professor of English

Dr. Guan Saw
Assistant Professor of Psychology

Dr. Thomas Thomson
Professor of Finance