Multicultural Center

Meet the Women’s Center Staff!

Photo of Rocio Ayard Ochoa Rocio Ayard Ochoa

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Director - Multicultural Center

r-ayardochoa@wiu.edu

In my role as the Director of the Multicultural Center and as a student affairs practitioner I am passionate about social justice, intersectionality and developing students through education, engagement and leadership. I ensure GBCC provides a unique and empowering space for students to experience college life. It is also important that GBCC is a space on campus that offers a holistic learning experience allowing students to explore ethnic identity development, engage in social justice, community outreach, cultural expression, social and professional networking so they can become the best version of themselves.I hold a B. A. in Sociology from Wartburg College in Waverly Iowa and a M.A in Latin American Studies from the University of Granada in Granada, Spain. My favorite place to travel is Rome, Italy.My favorite movies is "Finding Nemo" & "Hidden Figures". One of my goal for this year is to continue to be a servant leader.

My Favorite quote is

Feet, what do I need you for when I have wings to fly?

- Frida Kahlo


Carl Ervin headshot Carl Ervin

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Program Coordinator -Multicultural Center

cw-ervin@wiu.edu

My role is Multicultural Center Program Coordinator. I assist students and the MCC in a commitment to growth, development, success and excellence. I earned a B.S. in Political Science from Illinois State University and a M.S. in Education from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. One of my goals for the year is to make each day a great day for someone. One of my favorite places to travel is Toronto, Canada. That would be in the summer. One of my favorite movies is Black Panther. One of my favorite books is Dune by Frank Herbert.

My favorite quote is

" I don't know the key to success, but I do know that the key to failure is trying to please everyone"- John Wooden, Hall of Fame basketball coach who led UCLA to ten consecutive Division I Basketball championship titles.