About Us

Our Story

In 2012, the Student Fee Committee brought together the Multicultural Student Center (est. 1993), the Native American Student & Community Center (est. 2003), and La Casa Latina Student Center (est. 2011) to form the Cultural Resource Centers. Underneath the department of  Diversity & Multicultural Student Services, the CRCs later expanded after students at the Student of Color Speak Out (2015) built upon the work of previous student activists to request two new centers. The Pacific Islander, Asian & Asian American Student Center and Pan-African Commons joined the other CRCs in 2016. Today we proudly carry on a legacy of student advocacy and leadership in all five of our centers. Check out our past events and how many students we've served below: 
Weekly Email Archive 
Student engagement numbers
 

CRC Leadership Team  

The team operate all facets of the CRCs and include students, staff, faculty, and community members spread amongst several entities.
 

Professional Staff

Cynthia Gomez

Stacie Taniguchi

Pedro S. Torres, Senior Program Coordinator, La Casa Latina

 

Cynthia Carmina Gómez 

Cultural Resource Centers Executive Director

gomezc@pdx.edu

 

Stacie Taniguchi

Cultural Resource Centers Assistant Director

stacie5@pdx.edu

Pedro S. Torres

La Casa Latina Student Center Senior Program Coordinator

pstorres@pdx.edu

Shanice Clarke

Yolonda Salguiero, NASCC Program Coordinator

 

TBD

Pacific Islander, Asian & Asian American Student Center  Program Coordinator 

 

Shanice Clarke

Pan-African Commons Senior Program Coordinator 

sclarke@pdx.edu

 

Yolonda Salguiero

Native American Student & Community Center Program Coordinator

yms@pdx.edu

Andrew Morales

Robert Franklin, NASCC Building Manager

 

Andrew Morales

Cultural Resource Centers Office Manager

acm9@pdx.edu

 

Robert Franklin

Native American Student & Community Center Building Manager

ref4@pdx.edu

 

 

Student Admin. Team

Michelle Belden Oscar Galeana Bo Koering

Michelle Marie Belden

CRC Special Programming Assistant

Oscar Galeana

CRC Public Relations & Marketing Assistant

Bo Koering

CRC Public Relations & Marketing Assistant

Jonathan Ramirez-Alvare Emily Munroe-Carpenter

Wafa Almaktari

Jonathan Ramirez-Alvare

CRC Public Relations & Marketing Assistant

Emily Munroe-Carpenter

CRC Public Relations & Marketing Assistant

Wafa Almaktari

MENASA Student Assistant

Aisha Awo Red Hamilton

Ibette Sanchez-Mexicano

LCL Programming Assistant

Aisha Awo

PAC Programming Assistant

Red Hamilton

PAC Special Assistant

Genesis Cetlali Arambula

 

Genesis Cetlali Arambula

CRC Public Relations & Marketing Assistant 

Nancy Yang

PIAAA Programming Assistant

 

 

 

Student Programming Team

Aijeleth Ashton Abdullah "AJ" AlRujaib

Aijeleth Ashton

LCL Programming Team

Anayeli Diaz-Espinosa

LCL Programming Team

Abdullah "AJ" AlRujaib

MCC Programming Team

Ried Gustafson Seleste Astronomo

Mario Jimenez-Cruz

MCC Programming Team

Ried Gustafson

CRC/NASCC Programming Team

Seleste Astronomo

CRC/NASCC Programming Team

Vanessa Batulayan Umu Tullah

Mui Easland

PIAAA Programming Team

Vanessa Batulayan

PIAAA Programming Team

Umu Tullah

PAC Programming Team

Zhane McClyde

   

Zhane McClyde

PAC Programming Team

   

 

Receptionists/Event Workers

Sia Hanna Eleno Llanos

Shayla Naswood

Anastasia Hanna

NASCC Rooftop Gardner/Event Worker

Eleno Llanos

NASCC Rooftop Gardner/Event Worker

Shayla Naswood

NASCC Receptionist/Event Worker

Tasneem Al-Maktary

Nathali Newman

NASCC Receptionist/Event Worker

Tayde Alejandro

NASCC Receptionist/Event Worker

Tasneem Al-Maktary

NASCC Receptionist/Event Worker

Irakoze Diane

Tiffany Purvis

NASCC Receptionist/Event Worker

Diane Irakoze 

CRC Receptionist

Axel Arredondo Franco

CRC Receptionist

 

Eyob Lemo

There will be FOOD, games, and some friendly rivalry. Please invite anyone and everyone who you think needs to destress and have some fun!!!

Araceli Guzman

Eyob Lemo

CRC Receptionist

Marisol Altamirano

CRC Receptionist

Araceli Guzman

CRC Receptionist

Chau Troung Cendy Cruz Anthony Nguyen

Chau Troung

CRC Receptionist

Cendy Cruz

CRC Receptionist

Anthony Nguyen

CRC Receptionist

Sergio Gonzalez Dominique Thomas Mayra Cordova

Sergio Gonzalez

CRC Receptionist

 

Dominique Thomas

CRC Receptionist

Mayra Cordova

CRC Receptionist

Erick Garcia-Angulo Edlyn Lopez Hung Le

Erick Garcia-Angulo

CRC Receptionist

Edlyn Lopez

CRC Receptionist

Hung Le

CRC Receptionist

Melva-Jean Perez Diana Hernandez-Cuesta

Kemle Fakhry

Melva-Jean Perez

CRC Receptionist

 

Diana Hernandez-Cuesta

CRC Receptionist

Kemle Fakhry

CRC Receptionist

Lima Muse

CRC Receptionist

Brittany Fraley

CRC Receptionist

Dimetria Hathaway

CRC Receptionist

Halee Roberson

CRC Receptionist

Jack Ensslin

CRC Receptionist

Lila Renteria

CRC Receptionist

Citlaly Arroyo-Juarez

CRC Receptionist

Rosol Mikail

CRC Receptionist

Jessica Ceja-Linares

CRC Receptionist

Maribel Legaria

 

Farhia Ibrahim

CRC Receptionist

Maribel Legaria

CRC Receptionist

 


Advisory Council

The Cultural Resource Centers Advisory Council is composed of two student Co-Chairs, six student members, three staff/faculty members and three community members. Members work collaboratively to incorporate student voice to develop a strategic plan that guides the vision and furthers the mission of the Cultural Resource Centers. This is a great opportunity to develop leadership skills and connect with diverse communities at PSU and assist in developing ideas that contribute to the student experience.

Agendas and Meeting Minutes

Emily Munroe-Carpenter

Bo Koering

Ried Gustafson

Emily Munroe-Carpenter

Student-at-Large

Bo Koering

Student-at-Large

Ried Gustafon

Student-at-Lagre

Marshawna Williams

Aoi Mizushima Francisco Ibarra

Marshawna Williams

Staff/Faculty Representative

Aoi Mizushima

Staff/Faculty Representative

Francisco Ibarra

Community Representative

Tana Atchley  Michelle Belden

Tana Atchley

Community Representative

Michelle Marie Belden

Student-at-Large

Anis Zaman

Student-at-Large