Juan Izaguirre currently serves as the Director for the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs. In this position, he supervises the academic and social programs of the office which include the Eyes on the Prize Program, the Heritage Month Kick-offs; and the Diversity Training done for students. He also works with the various cultural student organizations at FAU to assist in programming and leadership opportunities for their members.
Prior to his appointment at Florida Atlantic University, Juan worked at the University of Kansas in the Office of Multicultural Affairs with the Hawk Link program, an academic retention program for first year students with a focus on students of color. Other departments included the Office of Admissions, and the Office of Greek Life in the Student Involvement & Leadership Center. Juan also serves as a facilitator for the SLiCK Leadership Program and is a member of the Association of Fraternal Advisors and the National Association of Student Professional Administrators (NASPA).
Juan holds a B.S. in Secondary Education from the University of Nebraska and a M.S. in Higher Education Administration from the University of Kansas. He is from Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico and claims Lincoln, NE as home.
Karen Campbell Miller currently serves as the Assistant Director for the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs. Karen joined the Florida Atlantic University Division of Student Affairs as a Case Manager May 2011.
A native South Floridian, she earned her Bachelor of Science in Public Management from Florida Atlantic. Karen has almost ten years’ experience in higher education. Her previous roles include Coordinator for Board Operations at FAU and Administrative Assistant/Scholarship Coordinator at Palm Beach State College.
Ms. Ingrid Jones is the Coordinator for Diversity Student Planning for the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs and Upward Bound at Florida Atlantic University. She is currently pursuing a Ph.D in Higher Education Administration. She earned a Master’s degree in Education and a Bachelor of Arts in Marketing Management from Florida Atlantic University.
Ingrid has many years of professional work experience and over 16 years of experience working in International and Multicultural education. In her current position, she plans and implements cultural and academic enrichment programs. Ingrid implemented the Student Exchange Visitor Information System and co-authored Florida Atlantic University’s successfully funded U.S. Department of Education Upward Bound Grant. Her most fulfilling experience is mentoring students to excel academically and to increase cultural awareness and appreciation for diversity among the university population.
Born in Trinidad, Pam left for London, England and became a Registered Nurse. She attained two (2) Nursing degrees – Psychiatry and General Nursing with a Certification in Infectious Diseases in London, England.
Before joining FAU in September 2004, she worked at Electronic Data System (EDS) where she designed and taught classes in Medical Terminology to all employees. During her tenure at EDS, Pam was also a UNIX Computer Software Instructor. After moving to South Florida, she worked at IBM as an assistant to the Spherion Site Manager responsible for all aspects of Human Resources and database management.
She and her husband delight in their two sons and are passionate about helping young people become successful. She enjoy participating in multicultural events and festivals and is a regular participant of the famous Carnival in Trinidad and Miami every year. In her spare time, Pam enjoys reading, attending various cultural events and discovering new applications of computer programs and systems.
Emily is a graduate of Florida Atlantic University with a B.A. in Psychology and is currently working on her Master’s degree at FAU in the Social Work program. She served as a volunteer for the LGBTQA Resource Center for over a year prior to accepting her position as the LGBTQA Specialist. Today, Emily spends most of her time as a mentor to the students while planning exciting programs and events for the entire university to enjoy. She also coordinates and facilitates the Safe Zone Ally Training for all FAU campuses.
When she isn’t working and going to school, Emily enjoys spending time with her family and friends and listening to music. She is passionate about many subjects, but spends much of her time as an activist and advocate for the LGBTQ community as well as natural attachment parenting and breastfeeding.
Elise currently serves as the Interfaith Specialist for the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs.
Jordan Chang currently serves as the Graduate Assistant for the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs. In this position, he assists with the Book Loan Program, the Eyes on the Prize Persistence Program, Interfaith FAU, LGBTQA Resource Center and other diversity centered programming and marketing.
Jordan received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science in August of 2012. He is currently pursuing his Master’s Degree in Higher Education under the Educational Leadership & Research Methodology Department in the College of Education.
Jordan is very passionate about helping students adjust to the busy college lifestyle and aspires to be a Student Affairs professional after graduating with his Master’s Degree.