I’m proud to begin my interim appointment as associate vice chancellor for Student Affairs, overseeing the portfolio of Identity and Inclusion, which includes the Multicultural Student Center (MCS), Gender and Sexuality Campus Center (GSCC), International Student Services (ISS), McBurney Disability Resource Center, and Veteran Services & Military Assistance Center. I am honored to begin this new chapter at UW-Madison.
As former assistant dean and director of the Multicultural Student Center and Gender and Sexuality Campus Center, I will continue to build inclusive, authentic communities across campus in this new role. Centering the voices of underrepresented students will remain at the core of my work.
My priorities this year include:
- Building and growing communities and spaces for students of color, students with disabilities, LGBTQ+ students, military-affiliated students, and international students and their allies.
- Continuing to support students’ opportunities to learn about their multiple, intersecting identities, both in and alongside the classroom through Student Affairs programs.
- Promote engaging experiences where students can learn from each other, dialogue across difference, and find their home on campus.
Originally from St. Louis, Missouri, I’m the son of immigrants from the Philippines. My Catholic Jesuit upbringing served as the basis for the critical engagement of social justice that I now attempt to practice every day. My higher education journey started at Rockhurst University, in Kansas City, and then took me to the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor for my Master’s in Higher Education, where I also worked as a professional administrator for seven years.
During my free time, I enjoy cooking shows, travel adventures with friends, sailing on Lake Mendota, and long walks with my beloved terrier mix, Dino.
I look forward to connecting with you.
Take care and again, welcome!