About Student Equity

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 @

Email: Student_Equity@avc.edu

Phone: 661.722.6300 ext. 6375

Meet the Student Equity Team 

Riley Dwyer

Dean of Student Equity and LACA


Email: rdwyer@avc.edu

Phone: x 6463

Vanessa Escobar (She/Ella)

Acting Director of Student Equity


Email: vescobar8@avc.edu

Phone: x 6263

Gabriela Gonzales

Clerical Assistant III


Email: ggonzales10@avc.edu

Phone: x 6749

Golden Hicks

Program Specialist


Email: ghicks9@avc.edu

Phone: x 6787

Ty Steans

Program Specialist


Email: tsteans@avc.edu

Phone: x 6158


Program Emails

Guardian Scholars: guardian_scholars@avc.edu

Books HELP: bookshelp@avc.edu

AVC Umoja Community: avcumoja@avc.edu

Focus 180: Focus180@avc.edu


Student Equity Plans

The following documents support the college planning processes related to the Student Equity Plan.


Student Equity Committee Information:

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


Suggestions or Ideas?

All Ideas Matter (AIM). AIM for Student Equity! 

Have any suggestions/ideas for improving equity on campus? (Tell us here)

Last updated: May 21, 2023