Fresno State Allies

Below is a list of individuals that have completed the Fresno State Safe Zone program within the last academic year. They are recognized as an Ally to the LGBTQ+ community and have taken steps to familiarize themselves with issues and concerns that can affect the community, and how to best advocate for them. They can serve as a resource for other campus constituents for information and referrals, or maybe just someone to reach out and have coffee with.

For requirements of the program, please click the Safe Zone link in the side bar.

2017-2018 Safe Zone members

  • Jefferson Beavers, Department of English
  • Dr. John Beynon, Department of English
  • Lisa Boyles, College of Arts and Humanities
  • Rúben Casas, Department of English
  • Claudia Ceja, Department of Social Work Education
  • Kris Clarke, Department of Social Work Education
  • Jennifer Crow, Library
  • Carolyn Cusick, Department of Philosophy
  • Michelle DenBeste, College of Social Sciences
  • David Drexler, Library
  • Krista Hall, Advising and Support Center, College of Arts and Humanities
  • Dr. John Jordan, Theatre Arts
  • Melissa Jordine, Department of History
  • Catherine Kuchar, Craig School of Business
  • Hollianne Marshall, Department of Criminology
  • Libby Miller, Curriculum and Instruction
  • Georgianna Negron-Long, Student Health & Counseling Center
  • Vinh Nguyen, Finance
  • Dr. Francine L. Oputa, Cross Cultural and Gender Center
  • Michelle Pratt, Library
  • Rebecca Raya-Fernandez, Student Health Center
  • Aimee Rickman, Child, Family and Consumer Sciences Department 
  • Lisa Risch, Victim Advocate
  • Felicia Salcido, Advising and Support Center - College of Arts and Humanities
  • Kyle Thompson, Animal Sciences and Ag Education
  • Selena Van Horn, Literacy, Early, Bilingual and Special Education