DEIJ Core Team

Cristallea Buchanan

Cristallea Buchanan

Vice President of Talent, Culture, and Diversity

Sarah Garcia

Sarah Garcia

Assistant Director of Student Life, Center for Cultural Engagement & Inclusion

Lorena Munoz

Dr. Lorena Muñoz

Associate Dean for Equity, Inclusion & Engagement

Holly Roepke

Holly Roepke

Director of Athletics

Christina Sanchez

Dr. Christina Sanchez

Associate Provost for Global Engagement

Lorri Santamaria

Dr. Lorri Santamaría

Director of Faculty Development and Inclusive Excellence

Falone Serna

Falone Serna

Dean of Undergraduate Admission

Maria Thayer

Maria Guadalupe Thayer, MBA

Director of HSI and DEI Programs


DEIJ Core Team Charter

Lead & catalyze DEIJ work by:
  • Engaging with Cal Lutheran constituents and various university communities and affinity groups around DEIJ
  • Formally recognizing and celebrating the work that has been done and the work in progress related to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Identifying current and ongoing needs and gaps; recommend to the President’s Cabinet constructive and viable ways to address both.
  • Using information and data from #1-3 above to recommend a clear and strategic DEIJ direction. 
    • As part of helping to set that direction, review and prioritize organizational policies and practices which demonstrate that we value equity, inclusion, and diversity.
    • Develop a DEIJ strategic direction for Cabinet’s review and approval.
    • Model productive ways to identify, challenge, and dismantle racial biases that exist at both an individual and institutional level.