Diversity Ambassadors Program

The Diversity Ambassador Program is designed to foster a multidimensional, transformative commitment to diversity in staff, faculty, and administrators as they aspire to ensure that all students and other members of the APU community feel respected, are successful, and thrive in their experience at APU.

Since 2014, more than 450 faculty, staff, and administrators have participated in the Diversity Ambassador experience. In partnership with APU leadership, many Diversity Ambassadors have been influential in the design and facilitation of diversity curriculum and faculty and staff professional development, the integration of department-specific, diversity-focused resources, and support of the university’s diversity strategic plan.

The Diversity Ambassador Program is designed for APU faculty, staff, and administrators and is facilitated as a six-session intensive once per academic year. If you have recommendations/nominations for the program, or questions about the program, send us an email at dei@apu.edu. You may also apply to the program online.

School of Business and Management

School of Education

School of Nursing

School of Theology and Azusa Pacific Seminary

University Libraries

Centers, Offices, and Student Affairs

Athletics

  • Steven Garrett

    Recruiting Coordinator/Assistant Coach (Baseball)

    Ambassador since Fall 2020

  • Jack Hoyt

    Head Coach (Track and Field)

    Ambassador since Fall 2020

  • Josh Linker

    Assistant Coach (Track and Field)

    Ambassador since Fall 2020

Auxiliary Services

  • Heather Snyder

    Director

    Ambassador since Spring 2021

Business Office

  • Julie Bocock

    Accounts Payable Specialist

    Ambassador since Fall 2020

Center for Career and Community-Engaged Learning

  • Asti Altenritter

    Program Coordinator

    Ambassador since Fall 2017

  • Corrie Hawes

    Client Experience Coordinator

    Ambassador since Spring 2018

  • Moriah Holmes, MSW

    Service-Learning Specialist, Academic Service-Learning

    Ambassador since Spring 2020

  • Victoria Leigh Julien

    Employer Partnership Coordinator

    Ambassador since Fall 2019

  • Michelle McDonald

    Community Advancement Program Manager, Academic Service-Learning

    Ambassador since Spring 2019

  • Peter Ou, MDiv

    Career and Internships Program Manager

    Ambassador since Spring 2020

  • Rebecca “Becca” Payne

    Program Coordinator

    Ambassador since Spring 2018

  • Erin Thorp

    Assistant Director, Study Away Program

    Ambassador since Fall 2016

Center for Teaching, Learning, and Assessment

Department of Campus Safety

  • Terrence Deigh

    Officer

    Ambassador since Fall 2021

  • Brian Dodson

    Campus Safety Supervisor

    Ambassador since Spring 2019

  • Jonathan Ingles

    Sergeant

    Ambassador since Fall 2020

  • John Kirstenpfad

    Special Services Supervisor

    Ambassador since Fall 2020

  • Nathaniel Smith

    Campus Safety Manager

    Ambassador since Fall 2019

Division of Strategic Communication and Engagement

  • Jason Cunningham

    Communications Manager

    Ambassador since Spring 2018

  • Jason Flicker

    Art Director

    Ambassador since Spring 2018

  • Sylvia Gex

    Office Manager

    Ambassador since Spring 2018

  • Nathan Ingalls

    Senior Video Producer/Visual Storyteller

    Ambassador since Spring 2018

  • Christopher Kelly

    Director, Media Production

    Ambassador since Fall 2020

  • Tim Myers

    Associate Director of Operations

    Ambassador since Spring 2018

  • Maureen Taylor

    Associate Vice President for External Affairs

    Ambassador since Spring 2018

  • Rachel White

    Associate Director of Public Relations

    Ambassador since Spring 2018

Enrollment Marketing and Communications

  • Jordan Abbott

    Digital Marketing Analyst

    Ambassador since Spring 2018

  • Brett Barry

    Associate Director of Marketing

    Ambassador since Spring 2018

  • Jessica Granados

    Senior Operations Specialist

    Ambassador since Spring 2018

  • Rafi Maljian

    Executive Director of Marketing

    Ambassador since Spring 2018

  • Dustin Reynolds

    Associate Director of Digital Marketing

    Ambassador since Spring 2018

Graduate and Professional Enrollment

  • Jacquelyn Babikian

    Graduate and Professional Admissions Representative

    Ambassador since Fall 2019

  • Melissa Carpenter

    Student Account Specialist, Graduate and Professional Student Financial Services

    Ambassador since Spring 2021

  • Crystal Coil

    Admissions Data Specialist, Graduate and Professional Admissions

    Ambassador since Spring 2021

  • Iris Cordova

    Student Account Specialist, Graduate and Professional Student Financial Services

    Ambassador since Spring 2020

  • Ashley Kerr

    Associate Director, Graduate and Professional Center

    Ambassador since Fall 2020

  • Jenny Lee

    Student Account Specialist, Graduate and Professional Student Financial Services

    Ambassador since Spring 2019

  • Heidi Marti

    Graduate and Professional Admissions Representative

    Ambassador since Fall 2020

  • Cheryl Mendoza

    Graduate and Professional Registrar

    Ambassador since Spring 2020

  • Debra Nasipak

    Graduate and Professional Admissions Representative

    Ambassador since Fall 2020

  • Andrea Picazo

    Assistant Director, Graduate and Professional Student Financial Services

    Ambassador since Spring 2016

  • Lauren Simon, MS

    Client Services Coordinator, Graduate and Professional Center

    Ambassador since Spring 2019

  • Jacqueline Soto

    Student Account Counselor, Graduate and Professional Student Financial Services

    Ambassador since Spring 2019

  • Hope Thompson

    Student Account Specialist, Graduate and Professional Student Financial Services

    Ambassador since Fall 2020

  • Jeremiah Yang

    Graduate and Professional Admissions Representative

    Ambassador since Fall 2020

  • Theresa Yen

    Office of Graduate and Professional Admissions

    Ambassador since Spring 2020

Honors College

  • Curtis Isozaki

    Assistant Director

    Ambassador since Fall 2021

Information Technology

  • AnaMaria Padro

    IT Service Coordinator

    Ambassador since Fall 2019

  • Dante Cordova

    Product Manager

    Ambassador since Fall 2020

  • Frank Dubisz

    Library Systems Analyst

    Ambassador since Fall 2017

  • Holly Magnuson

    Technology Training Coordinator

    Ambassador since Spring 2018

  • Lara Meeks

    Senior IT Project Manager

    Ambassador since Spring 2018

  • Niona Narajos

    Document Management of Productivity Solutions

    Ambassador since Fall 2021

  • Rick Roberts

    Assistant Director of Productivity Solutions

    Ambassador since Fall 2021

  • Yasha Sojwal

    Broadcast/Production Operations and Event Engineer, Media Production

    Ambassador since Spring 2021

  • Ashlie Valencia

    Administrative Assistant

    Ambassador since Spring 2021

Office of Alumni Engagement

Office of Commuter Life

Office of Facilities Management

  • Andre Garces

    Warehouse Operations Manager

    Ambassador since Fall 2016

Office of Faculty Evaluation

  • Sue Olson

    Program Manager

    Ambassador since Fall 2020

Office of Human Resources

  • John Baugus, MBA, MDR, SPHR

    Director, Employee Relations and Compliance

    Ambassador since Fall 2017

  • Terri Drechsler, MA

    Director, Total Rewards

    Ambassador since Fall 2016

  • Robbyn Gibson

    Office of Human Resources

    Ambassador since Spring 2020

  • Luchy Guerra, MAM

    Executive Assistant to the Vice President for Human Resources

    Ambassador since Spring 2017

  • Katie Guyer

    Talent Manager

    Ambassador since Fall 2020

  • Lisa Handy

    Adjunct Faculty Recruitment Manager

    Ambassador since Fall 2017

  • Stephanie Martin

    Director of Talent Acquisition

    Ambassador since Fall 2014

  • Paola Martinez

    Vice President for Human Resources

    Ambassador since Spring 2018

  • Dayana Williams

    HR Generalist

    Ambassador since Spring 2021

Office of Military and Veteran Services

  • Everette Brooks III

    Executive Director

    Ambassador since Spring 2017

  • Vannessa Weber

    Associate Director, Military and Veteran Education Benefits

    Ambassador since Fall 2017

  • Ariel Williams

    VA School Certifying Official, Military and Veteran Education Benefits

    Ambassador since Fall 2020

Division of University Advancement

  • Andrew Barton, EdD

    Interim Vice President for University Advancement

    Ambassador since Spring 2017

  • Bernice Hong

    Director of Development

    Ambassador since Spring 2018

  • Ayodele Steward

    Assistant Director of Foundation Relations

    Ambassador since Spring 2018

  • Audrey Yeoh

    Director of Foundation Relations

    Ambassador since Spring 2017

Spiritual Life

  • Tracy Bolton

    Finance Coordinator

    Ambassador since Fall 2021

  • Joshua M. Fieldson

    Assistant Director for Mobilization

    Ambassador since Spring 2017

  • Colie Krueger

    Program Coordinator for Local Engagement

    Ambassador since Spring 2017

  • Karen Rouggly

    Director for Service and Discipleship/Campus Pastor

    Ambassador since Spring 2017

  • Laurelyn Shaw

    Senior Program Coordinator for Action Teams

    Ambassador since Spring 2017

  • Austin Welty

    Local Engagement, Program Coordinator

    Ambassador since Fall 2019

  • Jason Le Shana

    Director

    Ambassador since Spring 2018

  • Fritzie Umana

    Administrator

    Ambassador since Fall 2016

Student Center for Reconciliation and Diversity

  • Aaron Hinojosa

    Associate Dean, Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

    Ambassador since Spring 2016

Student Affairs

  • Arissa Alvarez

    Administrative Assistant, Office of Campus Ministry

    Ambassador since Spring 2018

  • Mary Grams, MA

    Director, International Students and Scholars

    Ambassador since Fall 2014

  • Jannet Guzman

    Assistant Campus Pastor, Office of Campus Ministry

    Ambassador since Fall 2017

  • Adam Higginbotham

    Program Coordinator, Residence Life

    Ambassador since Spring 2016

  • Rev. Rebekah A.R. Loufik, MDiv

    Discipleship Mentoring Coordinator/Campus Pastor, Office of Campus Ministry

    Ambassador since Spring 2020

  • Kody Schneider

    Area Director, Residence Halls

    Ambassador since Spring 2020

  • Jared Votaw

    Area Director, The Corridor

    Ambassador since Spring 2019

Undergraduate Admissions

  • Mutoni Ingabire

    Admissions Representative

    Ambassador since Fall 2021

Student Services Center

  • Melinda Blunt

    Senior Transfer Evaluation Specialist

    Ambassador since Spring 2019

  • Saicha Crawford

    Academic Records Specialist

    Ambassador since Spring 2020

  • Angee Haro

    Undergraduate Student Financial Services

    Ambassador since Fall 2020

  • Ashley Luna

    Vice President, Enrollment Management

    Ambassador since Fall 2020

Undergraduate Support Services

  • Armando Bustos, MS

    TRIO Upward Bound Project Director, Academic Success Center

    Ambassador since Spring 2020

  • Stephanie Gala, MA ’14

    Director, Academic Success Center

    Ambassador since Fall 2016

  • Kristyn Hernandez, MS

    Academic Success Coach, Academic Success Center

    Ambassador since Fall 2020

  • Alexa Johansen, MA

    First-Year Seminar and Special Projects Coordinator

    Ambassador since Spring 2019

  • Rhonda Jones, EdS

    Director, TRIO Student Support Services

    Ambassador since Fall 2020

  • Bryce Kuboyama, MDiv

    Academic Success Coach, Academic Success Center

    Ambassador since Spring 2019

  • Patricia Larson

    Department Coordinator, Career Development, Center for Career and Community-Engaged Learning

    Ambassador since Fall 2020

  • Jessica Posey

    Academic Success Coach, Academic Success Center

    Ambassador since Fall 2017

  • Ana Quiroz

    Coordinator, Accessibility and Disability Resources, Academic Success Center

    Ambassador since Fall 2020

  • Anneliese Trujillo, MA ’14

    Academic Success Coach, Academic Success Center

    Ambassador since Spring 2019

  • Andrea Yanes, MS

    Academic Success Coach, Academic Success Center

    Ambassador since Fall 2020

  • David Zovak, DMin

    Academic Success Center

    Ambassador since Fall 2016

University Counseling Center

  • Patricia Becerra, MSW, LCSW

    Clinical Care and Crisis Coordinator

    Ambassador since Spring 2020

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