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​​Gustavo Ocegura

Dr. Gustavo Oceguera

Dean, Grants and Student Equity


Ed.D. Education, Higher Education Administration
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California

Masters of Leadership and Management
University of Redlands, Redlands, California

Bachelor of Architecture
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, California

Dr. Oceguera serves as project director of two Federal Department of Education Hispanic Serving Institutions Title V grants. He also leads the development and implementation of student equity initiatives which include the Equal Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS), First Year Experience Program, foster youth initiatives, peer mentoring programs, and Unity Zone. He currently serves on the Completion Initiative, Guided Pathways, and Foster Youth Success Network steering committees. He also serves as co-chair of the Student Equity Work Group, Legacy Committee, and the Corona-Norco Unified School District/Norco College Foster Youth Success Work Group. 

Dr. Oceguera's professional background includes experience working in higher education at community colleges and the University of California system. He served as project director for multiple Federal Trio Programs including Upward Bound, Math & Science Upward Bound, Student Support Services, Student Support Services for Students with Disabilities, and Educational Talent Search. During his 12-year career at the University of California, Riverside, he served as Assistant Director of the Early Academic Outreach Program, Director of Upward Bound Programs, Director of Trio Programs, Director of Community Relations for the Office of Governmental and Community Relations, and President of the Chicano Educational and Cultural Fund.

Dr. Oceguera has been honored for Outstanding Achievement in Grants Development from the Riverside Community College District Chancellor's Office. While serving as President of Southern California's Western Association of Equity Opportunity Personnel (WESTOP), he was honored with the Steve Holman Award. The Steve Holman award acknowledges the accomplishments of director of educational equity programs who demonstrated continuing dedication to the cause of educational excellence and equity, who show concern for the development of their students' potential, and who demonstrate professionalism in the administration of their programs. ​