SDSU BAYANIHAN, Filipino American Faculty and Staff Association

Mission Statement:

With the aim of fostering an inclusive environment, the Bayanihan Filipino American Faculty and Staff Association is committed to increasing awareness, education, and promotion of Filipino American culture at SDSU. 

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There are five primary objectives of the San Diego State University Filipino American Faculty and Staff Association. These include:

  • Contributing to the recruitment of Fil-Am faculty/staff while enhancing career pathways for current Fil-Am faculty/staff.
  • Fostering an environment of inclusion for faculty and staff from underrepresented groups.
  • Cultivating relationships with the local community that advance the well-being of diverse individuals and communities.
  • Celebrating the diversity of the SDSU community through activities that increase awareness, education, and promotion of  Filipino American culture.
  • Bolstering the Fil-Am pipeline of students to SDSU by strengthening our relationships with A.B. Samahan, SDSU Samahan Filipino American Alumni, and other community and educational partners.

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Bayanihan Filipino American Faculty and Staff Association meets monthly on the fourth Wednesday of each month from 3:30 to 4:30 PM.


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Our current leadership includes:

  • Chair – Iris Isla
  • Vice Chair – Bryan Spencer, M.A.
  • Secretary – Michael Juan, Ph.D.
  • ERG Council Representative – Natalie Bagaporo
  • ERG Calendar Manager – Willaine Cabal Carr, M.Ed.

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