EOP has six professional counselors who are committed to the academic success of students. Counselors provide academic, career and personal counseling as well as facilitate academic success , probationary and personal development workshops . Counselors are also involved in the SOAR mentoring program, transitional programs, and services for student-parents including those involved in CalWORKs.
- AAA - CHA: Wanda Clay Majors
- CHB - GUT:
- GUU - MAL: Danny Oliveira
- MAM - OMA: Beth Crawford
- OMB - SCN: Bryan Spencer
- SCO - ZZZ: Chia Her
Wanda Clay Majors
M.A., Education with an emphasis in Counseling, San Diego State University
B.A., Fine Arts/Humanities, Scripps College
Ms. Clay Majors has been a counselor with the EOP department since 2000, previously working in the College of Business for fourteen years. Much of her expertise lies in the area of program development and implementation. She has been the coordinator for the developmental and academic components of the EOP B.E.S.T. Summer Bridge Program and created and implemented the SOAR (Success, Opportunity, Academics, Relationships) Program for EOP. She has been instrumental in the creation of EOP Learning Communities, working with other campus departments to provide a structured and supportive learning environment for students.
Ms. Clay Majors was the co-founder and chair for the African American Faculty Staff Scholarship. She has provided diversity training for the campus as well as for other organizations, and as a member of the National Association of Academic Advisors (NACADA) has made a number of presentations at the organization’s regional and national conferences.
As a graduate of LEAD San Diego, Ms. Clay Majors has been active in the community via board memberships with the YWCA and the Community Development Corporation (CEDA). She is one of the founding members of the Golden ANKH Association, an organization dedicated to the educational development and support of African American high school girls.
M.A., Postsecondary Educational Leadership with emphasis in Student Affairs,SDSU
California Single Subject Teaching Credential, San Diego State University
B.A., Kinesiology, San Diego State University
Mr. Oliveira has been a counselor with EOP since 2015, previously serving as a Graduate Assistant for the EOP Guardian Scholars Program. He currently serves as the staff adviser for the Guardian Scholars Student Advisory Board (GSSAB). He was a Science and Physical Education teacher for the Sweetwater Union High School District in Chula Vista, CA for five years. Prior to his brief teaching career, Mr. Oliveira served as the Assistant Coordinator for Fraternity and Sorority Life at SDSU for six years before moving on to serve as Coordinator for Fraternity and Sorority Life at San Jose State University for two years.
Mr. Oliveira was actively involved at SDSU as a student leader in Nu Alpha Kappa Fraternity, Inc. and was a co-founder of the United Sorority and Fraternity Council (USFC). He served as the inaugural President of the USFC and later became the staff adviser for this council for culturally-based Greek Letter Organizations as well as staff adviser for the National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) for historically African-American Greek Letter Organizations. He takes pride in the development of the USFC as a model for several CSU campuses to empower culturally-based fraternities and sororities and as a catalyst for equity and inclusion of campus Greek communities across California and beyond.
He has continued to be actively involved in Nu Alpha Kappa since his undergraduate years. He was a National President of the organization and continues to serve as a co-founder and Board member of the NAK ALAS (Alumni Association) in San Diego. He now serves as the staff adviser for the NAK SDSU chapter. His attributes much of his personal and professional growth to his involvement as an undergraduate student at SDSU.
As a first generation college student from an immigrant family, he has developed a passion for the empowerment of underrepresented students like himself. He has worked with students of diverse cultural, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds throughout his career and enjoys the daily opportunity to pay it forward as an EOP Counselor. Mr. Oliveira is committed to student success by supporting students' academic and personal growth towards the development of their full potential.
M.A, Education with an emphasis in Multicultural Counseling
B.A., Public Administration, San Diego State University
Pupil Personnel Services Credential, Point Loma Nazarene College
Ms. Crawford has been a counselor with the EOP department since 1986. Prior to working with EOP she was at Student Outreach Services for three years. She has been the BEST Summer Bridge Academic Coordinator, and servises on the BEST administrative team. She has also coordinated the SOAR Mentoring Program for EOP.
Ms. Crawford is active in the campus community as well. She has been the Lambda Sigma Gamma advisor for over twelve years, a multicultural sorority at SDSU. Every year she facilitates at TEAM SDSU, a weekend leadership conference for all fraternity and sorority presidents at SDSU. Ms. Crawford also serves on the Student Grievance Committee for the Office of the Ombudsman, an office that investigates and resolves student concerns. Read more about Beth in the SA Bridge newsletter.
M.A., Education with an emphasis in Multicultural Counseling (CBB), San Diego State University
B.A., Business Administration – Information Decision Systems, San Diego State University
Mr. Spencer has been a counselor with the EOP department since August 2010. Prior to working as a counselor he worked for EOP for four years as a Recruitment and Early Outreach Officer and Summer Bridge Asst. Coordinator/Lead Counselor. He helped develop EOP Campus T.O.U.R.S. (Translating Opportunities to Uplift Rising Stars) for elementary and middle school students and the EOP Volunteer Program for current EOP students to assist with EOP recruitment efforts and inspire the next generation of prospective EOP students.
Mr. Spencer is active on campus with other SDSU departments and student organizations. He has participated in various professional panels at conferences, conducted counseling groups, and facilitated diversity workshops for other departments such as the Cross-Cultural Center. He has been a co-advisor for the EOP Student Advisory Board and is currently a co-advisor for the Filipino-American student organization, Andres Bonifacio Samahan, of which he is an alumni and former Chairperson. Read more about Bryan in the SA Bridge newsletter.
M.Ed., Education with an emphasis in Counseling in Student Affairs,
University of California, Los Angeles
B.A., Political Science/Public Policy, University of California, San Diego
Ms. Her joined the EOP team in 2008. Previously, she worked at UC San Diego in the History Department as the Undergraduate Advisor and in the Chemistry/Biochemistry Department as both the Undergraduate and Graduate Advisor. While pursuing her Master's degree at UCLA, she interned at West Los Angeles College where she helped advise community college students about transferring to four-year universities.
She is a member of the National Association of Academic Advisors (NACADA) and National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA). Additionally, she is a trained Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) member.
Ms. Her's experience as a first-generation college graduate and her experience working with CREATE (Center for Research on Educational Equity, Assessment, and Teaching Excellence) motivated her to pursue a career in student services to help students realize their academic, career, and personal goals. Ms. Her is committed to student success and encourages students to utilize the support services and resources available to help them achieve academic and personal success.