Welcome to the AdCRC! My name is Luther Richmond and I am an EOP counselor and the interim coordinator of our center. I am also a Gaucho. I arrived at UCSB as a first-generation, college-bound, Black-Indigenous student in 2003 and UCSB EOP was fundamental to my success! I earned a Bachelor’s degree in Communication and later received my Master's degree in Education with a specialization in Counseling from San Jose State University before returning to UCSB as a staff member in 2010.
The AdCRC Peer Mentors and I strive to create a space where students can connect with each other to help create networks of support and a sense of belonging within the campus community. Our programming is very student-driven so we want to hear from you! We invite you to celebrate, embrace, and/or learn more about the diverse cultures and identities from across the diaspora as well as your own customs and heritage- no matter your level of involvement, experience, or understanding!