Legacy Program Mentors

As a participant in the Legacy program, you will be matched with a faculty and/or staff mentor who will provide you with guidance and support for the entirety of your time at Westminster College. Mentors meet with their mentees at least 2 times a semester, but your unique relationship with them extends far beyond that. All aspects of the Legacy program are geared towards helping you develop and strengthen a personal connection with your mentor and Westminster, developing a strong sense of place within the campus community and the program.

The Mentor-Mentee Relationship

Each mentor has been handpicked for the program due to their dedication to student achievement. Some were even first-generation students themselves. You will be matched with your mentor based upon what is most important to you, such as shared career interests, shared identities, personality matches, and more. Every mentor has no more than 4 mentees, allowing the Legacy program to support as many students as possible while ensuring a quality relationship and ample time with your mentor.

Mentorship Activities

Your mentor will help you to define your career goals and track your academic progress towards them. Some mentors and students have also completed research and presented together at academic conferences. However, your relationship and Westminster experience are not limited to just your success in the classroom, they extend into the campus community and the world beyond it. Some of the other activities students have participated in with their mentors include career-oriented and outdoor leadership events, galas, and meeting for off-campus special events.

Meet the Mentors

Hal Snarr

Hal Snarr

Assistant Professor
Joan Roque Pena

Joan Roque Pena

Assistant Professor
Tiana White

Tiana White

Full-Time Staff and Adjunct Professor
Julian Mendez

Julian Mendez

Associate Professor
Tamara Stevenson

Tamara Stevenson

Interim Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer
Julie Tille

Julie Tille

Full-time Staff and Adjunct Professor
Eileen Chanza Torres

Eileen Chanza Torres

Assistant Professor
Quincey Otuafi

Quincey Otuafi

Director of Undergraduate Admissions
Karnell Black

Karnell Black

Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students
Dan Cairo

Dan Cairo

Assistant Dean of Students and Director of Student Diversity and Inclusion Center
Marilee Coles-Ritchie

Marilee Coles-Ritchie

Professor
Kara Barnette

Kara Barnette

Associate Professor
Han Kim

Han Kim

Professor
John Contreras

John Contreras

Associate Professor
Lesa Ellis

Lesa Ellis

Professor
Brian Avery

Brian Avery

Professor
Michael Mamo

Michael Mamo

Associate Professor
Aunalisa Arellano

Aunalisa Arellano

Admissions Communication Specialist
Christy Clay

Christy Clay

Professor
Chris Davids

Chris Davids

Assistant Professor
Traci Siriprathane

Traci Siriprathane

Assistant Dean of Students, Student Wellbeing and Support
Kari Lindsey

Kari Lindsey

Assistant Director, Student Diversity and Inclusion Center
Chris Lecluyse

Chris Lecluyse

Professor
Kim Zarkin

Kim Zarkin

Professor
Daniel Salinas Duron

Daniel Salinas Duron

Assistant Professor
Joe Alvarez

Joe Alvarez

Transfer Admissions Counselor
Veronica Aguilera Sanchez

Veronica Aguilera Sanchez

Admissions Counselor