Coordinator for Minority Outreach Programs
MA, Higher Education, Portland State University, 2013; BA, Communication, Southern Oregon University, 2009
Jonathan has been working at SOU since 2009. For the past eight years, he has devoted his time working with the Latino community to increase high school graduation, college enrollment, parent participation, assistance to undocumented students, and the creation of numerous programs for underrepresented students. He has been working with youth for over 14 years in southern Oregon. Currently, he is the Co-Director of Academia Latina hosted at Southern Oregon University. Jonathan’s passion is the implementation of programs in higher education institutions that can help guide underrepresented students to obtain a college education. In his free time, he is a member of numerous boards and organizations that included the Oregon Community Foundation’s Latino Partnership Program, the Southern Oregon Latino Scholarship Fund, Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s Cultural Connections, Hispanic Interagency Committee, and SOU’s Diversity & Inclusion and Strategic Planning Committees. In March 2017, Jonathan was appointed to the Oregon Commission on Hispanic Affairs by Governor Kate Brown.
Student Success Coordinator
BS, Social Science, Western Oregon State College, 1989; EdM, College Student Services Administration, Oregon State University, 1992
In her role as Student Success Coordinator, Mary advises new and transfer students as they set a path toward reaching their educational and career goals. From taking the first steps of registration to finding footing in a major, Mary is dedicated to providing support and access to resources for Education, Health & Leadership students while always encouraging them to be leaders in their own lives. She is excited to be a part of the diverse, innovative and welcoming culture of SOU. A long-time resident of southern Oregon, Mary enjoys spending time with her family, theater, running and volunteering for creative organizations that serve children and teens.
Minority Outreach Programs Navigator
MA, Education, Southern Oregon University, 2015; BA, English Education, Southern Oregon University, 2012
Kayla taught English as a foreign language in South Korea for one year before joining on as the Minority Outreach Programs Navigator in 2014. Currently, she assists with Pirates and Bulldogs to Raiders and the Early Childhood Development program, and is an instructor for the ECD Orientation and Writing for Teachers online courses.