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Chancellor’s Outreach Advisory Board

UCSB’s Chancellor’s Outreach Advisory Board (COAB) was established in 1999.

COAB is comprised of faculty, staff and students working to advance a range of campus initiatives supported by funding from UC Santa Barbara and UC Office of the President.

Purpose: To provide consultation and direction to the campus in the development and oversight of campus initiatives supported by university academic preparation funds.

Committee Members

Gerardo Aldana Professor and Chair Chicana and Chicano Studies
Julie Carlson Professor English
Tacy Costanzo Student Affairs Liaison College of Engineering
Mattanjah DeVries Professor Chemistry
Richard Durán Professor Gevirtz Graduate School of Education
Sally Holbrook Professor Ecology, Evolution & Marine Biology
Jin Sook Lee Professor Gevirtz Graduate School of Education
David Marshall Executive Vice Chancellor Office of Executive Vice Chancellor
Wendy Meiring Associate Professor Statistics and Applied Probability
Claudine Michel Assistant Vice-Chancellor
Student Academic Support Services
Office of international Students & Scholars
Linda Adler-Kassner Professor and Director
Interim Dean
UCSB Writing Program
College of Letters and Science
Linda Petzold Professor Mechanical Engineering & Computer Science
Laura Romo Associate Professor
Chicano Studies Institute
Beth Schneider Professor
Feminist Studies
McNair Scholars Program
Bruce Tiffney Professor Geology
CCS Biology
Glenn Beltz Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies
College of Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Jeffrey Milem Dean Gevirtz Graduate School of Education
Susan Derwin Director Interdisciplinary Humanities Center


Ofelia Aguirre CSEP Director California Nano Systems Institute
Ricardo Alcaíno Director & Title IX Coordinator Office of Equal Opportunity & Sexual Harassment
Margaret Klawunn Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Student Affairs
Micaela Morgan Director MESA Programs Office of Education Partnerships
Donna Coyne Associate Director Office of Admissions
Nicolas Pascal GSA Committee Rep Gevirtz Graduate School of Education
Kirsten Deshler Director Governmental Relations
Carol Genetti Dean
Graduate Division
Mike Miller Interim Associate Dean Enrollment and Student Academic Support Services
Marisela Marquez Executive Director Associated Students
Wendy Cordova Assistant Director Office of Student Life
Dorothy Pak Director Education Programs; Project Scientist Materials Research Lab; Marine Science Institute
Lisa Przekop Director Office of Admissions
Maria Herrera Sobek Associate Vice Chancellor, Diversity Equity & Academic Policy
Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor
Chicana and Chicano Studies
Monica Solorzano Assistant Director Governmental Relations
Kathy Foltz Dean College of Creative Studies
Katja Seltmann Katherine Esau Director Cheadle Center for Biodiversity and Ecological Restoration
Christian Villasenor Assistant Dean Graduate Division
Joe Incandela Interim Vice Chancellor Office of Research
Yvette Martinez Vu Assistant Director McNair Scholars Program


Mario Castellanos Executive Director Office of Education Partnerships
Lisa Rodriguez Evaluation Coordinator Office of Education Partnerships
Orly Greenwood Program Assistant Office of Education Partnerships
Erica Johnson P20 Coordinator Office of Education Partnerships