Saleem Gilmore


The Program Director has chief administrative responsibility for the function and general operation of the EXCEL Program and serves as a liaison between the Program, the U.S. Department of Education, and the various CSUEB offices and programs that serve EXCEL students..


Vanessa Abayon and Veronica Fong

Academic Life Planning Counselors

The Academic Life Planning Counselors provide EXCEL participants with major program services, consisting of academic, career, scholarship, and graduate school advising, as well as personal counseling and guidance. The Counselors' work with program participants is characterized by a holistic approach in individual and group settings. The combination of their professional competence and knowledge of University academic requirements and regulations contributes to the successful retention and graduation of program participants.