CEP Leadership

PHOTO: Claudia Morales
Interim Executive Director and Chief of Staff
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Since her undergraduate days at UC Berkeley, Claudia continues to be a role model and adviser for other low-income, first generation students like herself, nurturing hundreds of students and families to success after high school. She forged a robust partnership with San Jose Unified and is a key...Read more
TRiO Director
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Mr. Sanders comes to us from Purdue University Northwest where he has served as the Executive Director of the Educational Opportunity Programs since 2018 and the Director of the TRIO Educational Talent Search Program since 2013.Read more
Photo: Mónica Montenegro
Executive Director, East Bay Consortium, SCEC
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Mónica has dedicated her professional career to advocating on behalf of underrepresented students and broadening their access to higher education. Under her guidance and leadership, the East Bay Consortium recently celebrated their 34 th Anniversary of providing academic and college advising...Read more
Executive Director The Puente Project
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Julia Vergara Serves as Executive Director for the Puente Project managing over 100 Puente programs in California and Texas. In 1995 Julia piloted the Puente Program at Hayward Unified School District; in 1999 Julia was hired by the Puente National Office to serve as statewide coordinator,...Read more