Project CHESS

Collaborative for Hispanics in Higher Education & Student Success

Project Team

To contact the project team, please email or call (805) 493-3090.

Cal Lutheran 

Project Director:

Adrienne Arguijo-Morgan

Project Coordinator:

Menyon Abraham-Scott

Interim Faculty Learning CIRCLE Chairs:
  • Paloma Vargas, HSI Director and Assistant Professor, Biology
  • Colleen Windham Hughes, Associate Professor, Religion
Male Initiative:
  • Joel Canacoo, Coordinator for Forrest Fitness Center and Summer Sports Camps
  • Rahuldeep Singh Gill, Associate Professor, Religion Department
  • Joseph Hernandez, Information Technology Service Desk Manager
  • Malcolm Oliver, Assistant Professor and Director of Master of Public Policy and Administration Program
Additional Implementation Team Members:
  • Jessica Lavariega Monforti, Dean CoAS
  • Deborah Harris-Sims, College Service Manager
  • Tom Marsh, Controller/CAO
  • Kelly Owens, Office of Sponsored Projects and Research
  • Matt Ward, VP of Enrollment Management and Marketing

Moorpark College

General Point of Contact:

Amanuel Gebru, VP of Student Support

Project Manager:
  • Eddie Beltran, Student Success Center


Student Success Specialists:


Administrative Assistant:


Interim Faculty Learning CIRCLE Chairs:
  • Nenagh Brown, Academic Sentate President
  • Eddie Beltran, Student Success Center
Additional Implementation Team Members:
  • Silvia Barajas, VP of Business Services
  • Howard Davis, Dean of Student Learning

Positions marked as “TBD” are grant funded but not yet filled.