Meet the Staff

Leadership Staff

  • Aaron Hinojosa, PhD

    Associate Dean, Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

    Aaron Hinojosa is associate dean of the Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Prior to assuming this role, he provided exclusive leadership and direct management of the Student Center for Reconciliation and Diversity and its programming and services, which included but was not limited to student-led ethnic organizations, coordinating leadership development and diversity training for student leaders, and collaboratively designing programmatic efforts and initiatives to support the holistic well-being of all students. Aaron brings valued insight and perspective on institutional committees, consultative campaigns, and administrative counsel aimed at elevating DEI as a Kingdom distinctive at APU.

    Aaron started his professional career at APU as the director of the Office of Multi-Ethnic Programs in 2011. Prior to his time at APU, he held educational posts such as dean of college counseling at Maranatha High School in Pasadena, associate director of admission and financial aid at Viewpoint School, and associate director of admission for the College of Letters, Arts and Sciences at the University of Southern California.

    Aaron earned a BA in Psychology at APU, an MEd in Higher Education Student Affairs Administration at the University of Southern California, and a PhD in Higher Education at APU.

  • Brooke O’Brien, MA

    International Student Engagement Coordinator

    Brooke O’Brien recently joined the SCRD team, and brings a heart for serving students from all nations and backgrounds. During her undergraduate years at California State University, Long Beach, she enjoyed building relationships with international students and spent six months in Japan as an English tutor with the Navigators college ministries. After graduating with a BA in Liberal Studies, she earned an MA in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages from Biola University and spent two years as an ESL teacher at Language Scholastics in Irvine, California, and an ESL tutor at Cypress College. Prior to stepping into this role, Brooke was the administrative coordinator for the Office of Spiritual Life at APU. She now looks forward to creating inclusive and meaningful engagement opportunities for our international student community.

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