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Welcome to the Office of Student Equity!

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About Student Equity

The Office of Student Equity recognizes that some students face additional barriers to accessing higher education than others due to systemic and structural inequities.  We aim to address these barriers by offering cross-cultural programming and events that provide enriching opportunities to enhance literary knowledge, tolerance, historical empathy, and critical thinking and allocate resources for the campus community to create a more equitable and inclusive institution.  Our goal is to engage, connect, and value every student at AVC and support their success in pursuing their educational goals. 


Contact Us @


Phone: 661.722.6300 ext. 6375


Meet the Student Equity Team 

Riley Dwyer

Dean of Student Equity and LACA



Phone: x 6463

Vanessa Escobar (She/Ella)

Interim Director of Student Equity



Phone: x 6263

Gabriela Gonzales

Clerical Assistant III



Phone: x 6749

Golden Hicks

Program Specialist



Phone: x 6787

Ty Steans

Program Specialist



Phone: x 6156


Program Emails

Guardian Scholars:

Books HELP:

AVC Umoja Community:

Focus 180: Focus180@avc.ed

Equity Committee Meetings are held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month. To get additional information on this committee, please email

Aim for Student Equity! 

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