Alejandro Covarrubias has been named executive director of student inclusion and belonging, effective June 8. In this leadership role, Covarrubias will report to Christina Gonzales, incoming vice president for Student Affairs, with a secondary, dotted reporting line to Nicole Butts, presidential associate for inclusive excellence and diversity.
As the executive director of student inclusion and belonging, Covarrubias will provide strategic leadership, planning, and coordination of diversity, inclusion, and cross-cultural programs and services to expand and promote inclusive experiences that create a sense of community and belonging for students.
Covarrubias brings a wealth of experience to this position, most recently serving as assistant professor in the School of Education at the University of San Francisco, as well as a social justice and equity consultant at higher education institutions. Throughout his career, he has served in various leadership roles in student and multicultural affairs, including at multiple identity-based centers and as a faculty member for the Social Justice Training Institute. He has extensive experience in facilitating equity and social justice workshops, dialogues and trainings for students, faculty, staff and administration and has earned numerous awards and distinctions for his commitment to diversity and community outreach.
Covarrubias holds a bachelor’s in psychology from Gonzaga University, a master’s in student affairs in higher education from Colorado State University and a doctor of education from the University of San Francisco.