Below you will find our team of staff members composing the Divsion.
Dr. Manuel Alejandro Pérez
Assistant Vice President for Equity & Communuity Inclusion
Dr. Manuel Alejandro Pérez is the Assistant Vice President for Equity & Community Inclusion (interim). He identifies as a queer Xicanx, native Spanish-speaker, Sacramento native who comes from a Mexican migrant and immigrant background. Manuel has committed over 15 years of service and work experience to different areas of the CSU, UC, community college, and private university systems of higher education in California. Most recently, Manuel has served as the Dean of Equity Programs & Pathways at American River College in Sacramento. In this role, he has supported the efforts of equity, access, and support services and programs for disproportionately impacted communities for more than eight years.
A Los Rios Community College transfer student, Manuel received his Bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies with a minor in Ethnic Studies from Santa Clara University, and his Master’s degree in Communication Studies from San Diego State University. In May 2017, Manuel completed his doctorate in education from the University of San Francisco in International & Multicultural Education. Within the Sacramento community, Manuel is the Co-Artistic Director for Grupo Folklórico Los Alteños, a non-profit organization and Mexican folklórico dance company. He has nearly 25 years of experience as a dancer.
Mariel De Paz Fernandez
Administrative Analyst/Specilaist II for Equity & Community Inclusion
Mariel (Maggie) is the Administrative Analyst/Specialist for the Division of Equity & Community Inclusion. She has been part of the SF State community for four years. Maggie is a recent SFU Alumni, earning her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. Passionate about her community, she has worked at different non-profits in San Francisco focused on improving the community for immigrant families and students. Maggie has also worked with afterschool programs whose goal is to help first-generation students successfully transition to college. During her time at SF State Maggie has worked for different University programs and has been involved with different organizations.
Fun Fact: Maggie has played competitive soccer for more than 13 years.
Dr. Arlene Daus-Magbual
Director - Asian American & Pacific Islander (AAPI) Student Services
Arlene Daus-Magbual, Ed.D. is the Director of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Student Services at San Francisco State University. She coordinates a broad range of services, programs and activities designed to support the access, academic achievement, social integration, persistence and graduation of AAPI and high-need target populations. She leads the efforts on campus in building AAPI Student Services at SFSU including our ASPIRE faculty and student learning communities.
Dr. Daus-Magbual brings more than 17 years of experience working effectively to support the academic success and social integration of AAPI students as the Executive Director for Pin@y Educational Partnerships (PEP). A service learning program that has created a “partnership triangle” between the university, public schools and the community to develop this counter-pipeline that produces critical educators and curriculum at all levels of education and in the community. She has trained and mentored graduate and undergraduate students from San Francisco State University and surrounding universities who are pursuing careers in education or community service grounded in social justice, equity, critical pedagogy, leadership development, teacher training and development, curriculum development, lesson planning and teaching.
She was an adjunct professor at the University of San Francisco School of Education graduate program teaching Asian Americans in Education, Methodologies of Educational Research, and Immigration and Forced Displacement. An instructor at San Francisco State University, College of Ethnic Studies, Asian American Studies Department teaching Asian American Culture and Critical Thinking and in the Education Minor program Teaching in Action course.
Arlene holds a B.A. in Political Science from University of California Riverside, a M.A. in Asian American Studies and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from San Francisco State University and is currently Vice Chair for the Daly City Arts and Culture Commission.
She loves to create experiences that last a lifetime with her two children, Amianan and Razon and her husband Roderick.
AA&PI Student Success Coordinator
Levalasi (Lasi) Loi-On is the Student Success Coordinator for AA&PI. She is a second-generation mixed Samoan who grew up moving between cities in California, Alaska and Arizona. As a Student Success Coordinator in AA&PI Student Services, she helps support students at SF State. Lasi graduated with a M.A in Ethnic Studies at SF State and her research focuses on Pacific Islanders within education and specifically looks at the impacts of Critical Pacific Islands and Oceania Studies in San Francisco.
One fun fact about Lasi is that she plays multiple instruments such as the cello, guitar and bass.
Aaron J. Miller
Black Unity Center Student Outreach Specialist
Aaron Joshua Miller is the Student Outreach Coordinator for the Black Unity Center. He is a native to northern California and graduated from San Jose State university with a B.A in Political Science & minor in Philosophy. During his time at SJSU he served as Associated Students President and supported the Student Outreach & Recruitment Office of Admissions. Aaron loves culture, comedy and authentic connections.
Fun Fact: He loves to sing and is still Beyonce’s greatest understudy.
Black Unity Center Student Engagement Specialist
Bucket Manyweather is the Student Engagement Specialist for the Black Unity Center. Bucket is an alum of the University of San Francisco’s Higher Education Student Affairs Master’s Program and CSU East Bay, where they earned a B.A in Ethnic Studies with a concentration in African American Studies. They have worked in a variety of student affairs functional areas in the UC, CSU, CC and within Private Institutions. In addition to their work in the Black Unity Center, they are also an adjunct professor of Ethnic Studies at CSUEB.
In their spare time, they like to take sassy pictures of their cat, Comrade (@comrade_purrs).
Briana M. Williams
Black Unity Center Administrative Analyst/Specilaist I
Briana is the Administrative Analyst/Specialist I for the Black Unity Center. Briana is an alum of California State University East Bay with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication and an emphasis in Public Relations. Born in San Jose, California, she has been a Bay Area native her whole life. During her time at CSUEB, she worked with the planning committee for Black Student Union, as well as personal outreach in the East Bay community.
Fun Fact: Briana loves Afro beats and reggae; she can dance all night long.
AB 540 Dream Coordinator
Norma Salcedo is the AB 540 Dream Coordinator at the Dream Resource Center. In her role, she supports the academic and personal success of undocumented students. Norma helped establish the Dream Resource Center that provides services to current and prospective undocumented students with the support of students, staff, faculty and administrators. Norma holds a Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences from California State University, San Bernardino and a Master of Science in Higher Education Administration from the University of Kansas. She has supported immigrant students across the United States while working at the University of Kansas, University of Connecticut, Cal Poly Pomona, and now San Francisco State University. At SF State, Norma is currently the Raza Faculty and Staff Association Membership Director and advises multiple student organizations. Norma also supports the Student Affairs Professionals in Higher Education’s (NASPA) Undocumented Immigrants and Allies Knowledge Community as their Award & Recognition Coordinator position.
Fun Fact: Norma spends most of her time studying as she is currently a doctoral student in the Educational Leadership program here at SF State.