GANAS Staff and Faculty

About Us

Gerardo Ureno, Academic Counselor

Gerardo Ureño Sotelo, Coordinator and Academic Counselor and Transfer Success Course Instructor.

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Crystal Perez, GANAS Faculty Lead/Curriculum Coordinator and Ethnic Studies Professor

Special Thanks to the GANAS Founders

The GANAS Program had primary support from the following individuals, without which the roots of the program would not have been planted.

  • Gilberto Arriaza, Professor, Educational Leadership
  • Diana Balgas, Executive Director of Transfer Student Programs
  • Jesus Diaz-Caballero, Associate Professor, Modern Languages and Literatures
  • Luz Calvo, Professor, Ethnic Studies
  • Melissa Cervantes, GANAS Coordinator (formerly Upward Bound)
  • Evelia Jimenez, Academic and Career Counselor, AACE (former GANAS Counselor)
  • Lettie Ramirez, Professor, Teacher Education
  • Jose Salceda, Puente Counselor, Merritt College (formerly EOP)
  • Martha Lucero Wallace, Director, University Scheduling
  • Jose Rocha, College of San Mateo (formerly Outreach)
  • Ricardo Avitia, Assistant Director/Transfer Specialist, UCB Undergrad Admissions
  • Emmanuel Lopez, Counselor, Chabot College
  • Frank Garcia, Executive Director, PUENTE PROJECT, University of California Office of the President
  • Julia Vergara, PUENTE PROJECT, University of California Office of the President

Founders at 2015 GANAS Year End Recognition Ceremony

Founders at 2015 GANAS Year End Recognition Ceremony