First Generation Students

Opening doors through education


As first-generation faculty and allies, we have seen firsthand that an education can open doors and empower people. We also know what you are going through at every step, from applying to CSU, to starting your first semester, and getting to your senior year.

If you have questions about navigating any part of your college experience, we encourage you to use the contact form below and get in touch with us.



  • Emma Cleveringa

    • Assistant to the Chair


  • Dakota Cotner

    • Undergraduate Coordinator
    • Program Coordinator

    Journalism & Media Communication

  • Sherri Frye

    • Academic Success Coordinator
    • LADLC Advisor

    Academic Support Center, Interdisciplinary Liberal Arts, and Sociology

  • Thomas Gallegos

    • Graduate Program Coordinator
    • Program Coordinator

    Journalism & Media Communication

  • Bryan Gillispie

    • Director of IT

    CLA Dean's Office

  • Karl Hermanson

    • Scenic Charge Artist

    Dance, Music, and Theatre

  • Samantha Martinez

    • Office Coordinator

    Journalism & Media Communication

  • Lillian Nugent

    • Budget Manager

    English and Ethnic Studies

  • Bruce Shields

    • Academic Success Coordinator

    Academic Support Center and Economics

  • Elizabeth Terry-Emmot

    • Academic Success Coordinator

    Academic Support Center, International Studies, Political Science, and Sociology

  • Ernan Torrez

    • Recruitment and Enrollment Coordinator

    Dance, Music, Theatre, and University Center for the Arts

Get in Touch

Send us a note if you'd like information about or assistance with first-generation programs at CSU.