about student equity

With the passing of the 2012 Student Success Law, the college has worked to expand student success efforts with a focus on student equity, particularly for those populations identified as at-risk. This process entails a close look at data that identifies student populations that are disproportionately impacted at MiraCosta College across what the Board of Governors policy on student equity has defined as key success indicators:  access, course completion, ESL and basic skills completion, degree and certificate completion, and transfer. The target populations include the following subgroups:  ethnicity, gender, age, disability status, economically disadvantaged, veterans, and foster youth (Title 5, §54220). 

MiraCosta College submitted our 2014-2017 Student Equity Plan that outlines goals and activities the college identified to meet areas of gap for target populations across success indicators.  This page is designed to serve as a resource of work currently underway at the college in the area of student equity connected to campus-wide efforts towards student success.

The Student Equity Committee is open to everyone.  Committee meetings take place on the first Monday of every month, from 3-4:30 p.m.

Contact Information

For questions regarding Student Equity, please call our main line 760-757-2121 x6900.

Dr. Wendy Stewart
Dr. Wendy Stewart
Dean - Counseling and Student Development
Office: Oceanside Campus, Rm. 3714
P 760.795.6892

JP Schumacher
JP Schumacher
Director - Student Equity
Campus Liaison for LGBTQIA+ Needs

Office: Oceanside Campus, Rm. 306
P 760.757.2121 x6460

Jodi Mulhall
Jodi Mulhall
Student Services Coordinator - Student Equity
Office: Oceanside Campus, Rm. 3445
P 760.757.2121 x6918

Cristine Sidela
Cristine Sidela
Student Services Coordinator - Academic Success & Equity (ASE) Programs
Office: Oceanside Campus, Rm. 3705
P 760.757.2121 x6276

Preston Faraimo
Preston Faraimo
Student Services Specialist - Student Equity
Office: Oceanside Campus
P 760.757.2121 x6900

India Pierce
India Pierce
Student Services Specialist - Student Equity
Office: Oceanside Campus
P 760.757.2121 x6236

Chelsea Chavira
Chelsea Chavira
Interim Student Services Specialist - Student Equity
Oceanside Campus, Social Justice and Equity Center, Rm. 3445
P 760.757.2121 x6552

Yasmine Willis Fernandez
Yasmine Willis Fernandez
Interim Student Services Specialist - Student Equity
Oceanside Campus, Social Justice and Equity Center, Rm. 3445
P 760.757.2121 x6900

Jd Banks
Jd Banks
Administrative Support Assistant (ASA) III - Student Equity
Office: Oceanside Campus, Bldg. 3700
P 760.757.2121 x6900