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Dr. Luke J. Wood
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J. Luke Wood, Ph.D. is the Vice President for Student Affairs & Campus Diversity and Chief Diversity Officer at San Diego State University (SDSU). Wood is also the Dean’s Distinguished Professor of Education and a tenured full Professor in the Department of Administration, Rehabilitation and Postsecondary Education (ARPE) at SDSU. According to the Black in the Crimson in Black, Wood is the first and only Distinguished Professor of Black/African American descent in SDSU’s history. He joined SDSU in 2011 and is an active researcher and equity-driven leader.


Mona Pasquil Rogers 

RSDS is incredibly honored to present Mona Pasquil Rogers as our keynote speaker. Not only was she the first Filipina Lieutenant Governor of California, but she is also now the director or California Public Policy at Meta.

Mona is most proud of her work mentoring California’s youth to become more active in their communities. This work includes founding the Asian Pacific Youth Leadership Project of California, an organization dedicated to boosting API youth involvement in California policy. Mona also continues her mentorship and serves as the President of California Women Lead, a nonpartisan organization that seeks to inspire women to reach their full leadership potential. 

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