Chief of Staff to the President

Michael Lukens
Michael Lukens
As Chief of Staff to the President, Michael 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

Chief Diversity Officer and Special Assistant to the President

Claudia Catota, J.D., M.A.
Claudia Catota, J.D., M.A.
Chief Diversity Officer and Special Assistant to the President
As the Chief Diversity Officer & Special Assistant to the President, Claudia serves as the university’s chief strategist in guiding efforts to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion. Claudia serves as a member of the President's Cabinet.
Phone 661-654-2137
E-mail ccatota@csub.edu

Equity, Inclusion, and Compliance Staff

Marcus Brown, J.D.
Marcus Brown, J.D.
Director of Equity, Inclusion, and Compliance (Title IX Coordinator / DHR Administrator)
Marcus Brown oversees the University's compliance with Title IX, state/federal anti-discrimination laws, Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and the California Whistleblower Protection Act.
Phone 661-654-2713
E-mail mbrown59@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 Chief Diversity Officer and Special Assistant to the President in developing and implementing diversity projects, compliance of Jeanne Clery Act and assists the Director of Equity, Inclusion, and Compliance in implementation of Title IX/DHR compliance. 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

Alicia Escalante
Alicia Escalante
Confidential Office Support II
Alicia Escalante provides budgets 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

Ana Santos
Assistant to the President
Ana Santos provides administrative support to the Chief of Staff to the President in coordinating daily office operations. She also provides project management support, assists with presidential events and serves as a front-line contact for the Chancellor’s Office and a variety of campus and community individuals.
Phone (661) 654-2411
E-mail asantos20@csub.edu

Valerie Strom
Valerie Strom
Administrative Assistant to the President
Valerie Strom assists in strategically managing the President’s calendar and handles requests for appointments with the President. She also coordinates correspondence to and from the President and serves as a front-line contact for the Chancellor’s Office and a variety of campus and community individuals.
Phone (661) 654-2243
E-mail vstrom@csub.edu