Equity & Community Inclusion Team

Equity & Community Inclusion Staff Picture
Below you will find our team of staff members composing the Divsion. 

Dr. Frederick Smith

Assistant Vice President, Division of Equity & Community Inclusion

Dr. Frederick Smith comes to SF State from Cal State LA, where he served as the Director of the Cross Cultural Centers. He earned his doctorate in Educational Leadership for Social Justice at Loyola Marymount University in May 2018. His dissertation title is The Politics of Ethnic Studies, Cultural Centers, and Student Activism: The Voices of Black Women at the Academic Borderlands. 

Dr. Smith's research and professional interests focus on higher education and include: co-curricular learning experiences, the role of ethnic studies and cultural centers in student identity development and confidence building, campus climate experiences of historically marginalized and minoritized communities, retention and graduation of students of color in higher education (at Cal State LA, he initiated and led the Men of Color Success Network Initiative and the Women and Femmes of Color Annual Conference), and collaborations between student affairs and academic affairs staff and faculty for student success.  Dr. Smith brings rich experience developing collaborative programs, events, services, dialogues, and celebrations that bring the campus community together.

Outside of higher education, Fred is a novelist. His four novels, In Case You ForgotPlay It ForwardRight Side of the Wrong Bed (a Lambda Literary finalist), and Down For Whatever, focus on queer characters of color in Los Angeles.

Fred earned a Bachelor of Journalism degree in Radio-Television Reporting and Anchoring at the Missouri School of Journalism. He earned a Master of Education in Higher Education at Loyola University Chicago. Fred is originally from Detroit, Michigan

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.


Levalasi Loi-On

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.


Bucket Manyweather

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.


Norma Salcedo

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.

Zarina Kiziloglu

Muslim Student Life Coordinator

Zarina Kiziloglu graduated from UC Santa Barbara with a B.S. degree in Biological Sciences.  After graduation, she worked as a Staff Researcher at UCSB Department of Marine Biology.  Subsequently, she moved to Los Angeles and worked at UC Los Angeles in the Department of Pharmacology and Nuclear Medicine as an Assistant Specialist.  Later, she became a licensed real estate agent and helped many families with their dreams of owning a home.  More recently, she volunteered with the International Rescue Committee in Oakland in the resettlement of refugees as well as at the Muslim Community Center of the East Bay (MCC East Bay), later serving there as a board member.  Currently, she is a Housing Commissioner for the City of Pleasanton and on the Steering Committee for Tri-Valley Anti-Poverty Collaborative.  She is an avid advocate of affordable and low-income housing in the Bay Area and is involved with Genesis of Oakland and Genesis of Tri-Valley.  Zarina is currently working towards a degree in Master's in Public Administration at Cal State East Bay.


Staff Picture at Ethnic Studies Gala

Equity & Community Inclusion at the Ethnic Studies Gala