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Counselor/Coordinator 
American Indian Cultural Resource Center
STEP

Office:
2nd Floor SRB, EOP Suite

Email: Luther.Richmond@sa.ucsb.edu

Luther Richmond

 
About Me & Fun Facts
 
Hi my name is Luther Richmond and I am an EOP counselor and also coordinate the Summer Transitional Enrichment Program (STEP) and the American Indian Cultural Resource Center (AICRC). I earned a BA in Communication from UC Santa Barbara- class of 2007- and hold a Master's degree in Counselor Education from San Jose State University. I am passionate are being outdoors- kayaking, surfing, hiking, camping and spending time with my wife, two children, and energetic viszla dog Chelsea.
 
Hometown
 
Santa Barbara, CA
 
Education
 
B.A. Communication, UC Santa Barbara; M.A Counselor Education, San Jose State University
 
Interests & Specialties
 
Goal setting, Person-centered counseling approach, Mindfulness Meditation, Balancing work, life, school techniques and perspectives, Health & Happiness
 
Approach to working with students?
 
I take a person-centered approach, which means I like to listen to my students share their experiences, backgrounds, and future goals in order to assist them in navigating their educational and life journey.
 
Languages
 
English and Spanish
 
Why do you love working at EOP?
 
I love working with undergraduate students who are so resilient and creative. I also love working in a department with such a meaningful and important role and mission.
 
What I can do for students!
 
I would like to connect with, listen to, and assist students with breaking down their challenges, obstacles, or problems to identify manageable action items that will help resolve their issue(s). I can also help students develop or create goals and gain perspective on their current and future aspirations. I can connect students to resources on campus and help them find a sense of purpose and belonging within the UCSB community.