First-Gen ERG Faculty with First-Gen Undergraduate and Graduate Students, Fall 2019 Panel

SDSU First-Gen Faculty & Staff Association

For additional first-gen student resources visit the First-Generation Student Success website

Chair: Dr. Nathian Rodriguez

Mission Statement:

First-generation faculty/staff are critically important in advancing the success of our First-Gen student community. We bring together SDSU leaders and practitioners who actively seek avenues to support each other’s professional advancement while best meeting our first-generation students’ specific needs. The FirstGeneration Faculty/Staff Association builds community among campus leaders and provides spaces for scholarly discussion, information sharing, networking, and program development.

Objectives & Goals:

  • Build community among the First-Gen faculty/staff at SDSU
  • Network with and advocate for First-Gen identities at SDSU
  • Create opportunities for First-Gen faculty/staff to share scholarly work and advice in order to facilitate First-Gen faculty/staff professional advancement
  • Celebrate our first-gen identity at SDSU through student-faculty-staff engagements, meetings, and other events
group photo of first-gen faculty panel
First-Gen Faculty Panel, Fall 2019 - “Failure Isn’t Finite”
L-R:  Dr. Lisa Gates, Dr. Nate Rodriguez, Dr. Anna Kim, Dr: Allison Vaughn

Dr. Lisa Gates

Michelle Lopez

David To


2 group pics

National First Gen Lunch

For more information or to join our ERG as a officer or member, and to be added to our email list-serve contact: Dr. Nathian Shae Rodriguez at [email protected]