Chief of Staff to the President

Michael (Mike) Lukens
Michael (Mike) Lukens
As Chief of Staff to the President, Mike Lukens is responsible for the executive management of the Office of the President. He is a member of the President’s Cabinet and a senior advisor to, and liaison for, the President. He provides strategic oversight of presidential initiatives and special projects, and researches key policies.
Phone 661-654-2241
E-mail mlukens@csub.edu

Assistant to the President for Equity, Inclusion, and Compliance & Title IX Coordinator/DHR Administrator

Claudia Catota, J.D.
Claudia Catota, J.D.
Claudia Catota, J.D., oversees the University's compliance with Title IX, Jeanne Clery Act, state/federal anti-discrimination laws, Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and the California Whistleblower Protection Act; investigate complaints of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and sexual misconduct; and develops and implements diversity projects on behalf of the President. Claudia serves as a member of the President's Cabinet.
Phone 661-654-2137
E-mail ccatota@csub.edu

Equity, Inclusion, and Compliance Staff

Chris Ballard, J.D.
Chris Ballard, J.D.
Investigator and Compliance Specialist
Chris Ballard, J.D., investigates complaints in regards to sexual misconduct and discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. He provides technical assistance on issues related to DHR, Title IX, Clery, ADA, and other applicable laws and CSU Executive Orders. Chris also oversees faculty disability accommodations and student pregnancy accommodations. He assists in the development and implementation of training programs for faculty, staff and students.
Phone 661-654-3377
E-mail cballard1@csub.edu

Jorge Villatoro
Jorge Villatoro
Equity, Inclusion, and Compliance Coordinator
Jorge Villatoro provides administrative and technical support in the area of Equity, Inclusion and Compliance. Jorge assists the Assistant to the President for Equity, Inclusion, and Compliance in developing and implementing diversity projects, compliance of Jeanne Clery Act and Title IX/DHR. He also supports with outreach activities and events. Jorge also provides technical support to student and staff in regards to their Title IX and DHR Training.
Phone 661-654-3377
E-mail jvillatoro8@csub.edu

Office of the President's Support Staff

Deborah Burks
Deborah Burks
Confidential Office Support II
Deborah Burks is responsible for the President's Cabinet and weekly meetings, University Council, and the President's Community Advisory Council. She manages the Academic Senate resolutions, special projects, Rideshare Week, President's Office's student workers, and the 9410 Rule. Deborah serves as the University's notary public and oversees the special business parking.
Phone (661) 654-3052
E-mail dburks@csub.edu

Alicia Escalante
Alicia Escalante
Confidential Office Support II
Alicia Escalante provides budges and office support including budget allocations and processing of financial documents and reports, assists with presidential events and coordinates short- and long-term special projects.
Phone (661) 654-2242
E-mail aescalante@csub.edu