Samuel Santos Jr.
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In this role, Santos leads Student Affairs’ efforts to center diversity, equity, and inclusion in programs supporting students’ sense of community and belonging. Organizations reporting through him include the Centers for Equity, Community and Leadership (the seven community centers), the Office of First Generation/Low-Income Programs, the Office for Military-Affiliated Communities, the Office of Student Engagement, Fraternity and Sorority Life, Stanford Career Education, and the Office for Inclusion, Belonging and Intergroup Communication.
Santos joins Stanford with nearly two decades of experience in the student affairs field. His most recent role previous to Stanford was as assistant vice chancellor for student engagement at the University of California, Berkeley. Additionally, he has served as assistant vice president for student affairs and dean of students University of Houston, Downtown; and interim vice chancellor for student development, associate vice chancellor of student success and equity, and dean of student affairs and wellness at City College San Francisco. He began his career at an identity-based cultural center – the LGBT Center at UC San Diego – and then as the director of the Resource Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity at UC Santa Barbara.
Santos is pursuing a doctorate of education at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Education, Leaders for Equity and Democracy (LEAD) program. He holds a master’s in education, multicultural and community-based counseling, from San Diego State University, and a bachelor’s in Mexican American Studies, Literary and Cultural Studies Track, from the University of Texas at San Antonio.