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In memory of our beloved Director, Richard Teraoka

It is with tremendous sadness we share the passing of our dear friend and colleague, Richard Teraoka. Richard has graciously served the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) for 16 years as Counselor, well-loved Director of the Summer Transitional Enrichment Program and more recently as Director of the department. Before his tenure at EOP, he was a Clinical Supervisor for Student Health for 3 years.

Richard was a retention leader in the Division of Student Affairs and worked relentlessly to ensure the success of our student community. He received the Margaret T. Getman Service to Students Award in 2011 and a Patient Advocate of Excellence Award from Student Health. In the community, he was active in service and received a Volunteer of the Year award for his work at Heath House.

A man of strong ethics, he valued service, diversity and educational equity. He was adamant that staff put student’s transition and retention first and he modeled active mentorship. Over the years, he established many partnerships and programs and lived by the belief that together, we are stronger. Richard was well respected and loved by many. Our condolences go out to his family, friends and colleagues.

Click here for more information on donating to the Summer Transitional Enrichment Program (STEP). Your donation honors the memory of Richard Teroaka.

38th Annual Harvest Dinner

Come see the 38th Annual Harvest Dinner at UCSB! An annual event that brings UCSB students, faculty, staff and community members together to share in thankfulness for the harvest. The proceeds from the Silent Auction support the AICRC Scholarship Fund


The Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) is committed to providing a support and information base that validates each student's experience and nurtures a sense of participation, belonging and empowerment. Through mentorship, academic programs, one-to-one counseling/advising, campus student support service referrals and social/cultural programming, we strive to maximize a student's involvement and success in the campus academic community. In addition to assisting students through to graduation, EOP helps motivate and inform students to utilize services to enhance their preparation for the job market and/or graduate/professional school admission. EOP services all students, while focusing on those who are income eligible and first-generation undergraduates. Excellence, achievement, leadership and community serve as the key elements to EOP's purpose.



Summer Transitional Enrichment Program (STEP)



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2014 Student Leaders Conference

The Student Leaders Conference is coming back for the first time after four years! We will be hosting the Student Leaders Conference in February and would love to see you present. The Student Leaders Conference is a great opportunity to strengthen leadership skills, share your knowledge with student leaders, and use your passion to inspire others. Giving presentations to our Gaucho community is a great way to strengthen your leadership skills.

Click on the hyper-linked message at the end of the page or visit https://orgsync.com/35789/forms/93475 to submit a program.