Student Opportunities


In 2005, the then named Office of Multicultural and International Student Services, housed under the Department of Student Activities, created the Diversity Council. The Diversity Council was primarily created to plan and implement the Diversity Leadership Conference but as of 2015, has been responsible for more programs throughout the academic year, including the Heritage/History Month Celebrations and Chat & Chew's. The Diversity Council housed under the Center for Diversity & Intercultural Affairs is made up of seven (7) students and an advisor that all work to educate the Sam Houston State University community on diversity, equity and inclusion through its programming. 

Kameron Thomas, Co-Executive Director
Kameron Thomas (He/Him/His)
Co-Executive Director
Jessica Hernandez, Co-Executive Director
Jessica Hernandez (She/Her/Hers)
Co-Executive Director
Piper Cheng, Outreach Director
Piper Cheng (She/Her/Hers)
Outreach Director
Kento Shirakawa, Marketing Director
Kento Shirakawa (He/Him/His)
Marketing Director
Destiny Hernandez, Diversity Education Director
Destiny Hernandez (She/Her/Hers)
Diversity Education Director
Aaric Johnson, Programming Director
Aaric Johnson (He/Him/His)
Programming Director

Diversity Council Ambassadors

The Diversity Council Ambassadors are an arm of the Diversity Council. The Outreach Director oversees the Diversity Council Ambassadors program and meets with them biweekly. Diversity Council Ambassador roles & duties include:

  • Assist in the marketing efforts for all Diversity Council related programs & events
  • Assist in the preparation & execution for Diversity Council related programs & events
  • Coordinate the Energizer session during the annual Diversity Leadership Conference


  • Diversity education & the opportunity to assist in planning & execution of events
  • Volunteer Hours
  • Networking opportunities 
  • Heritage/History Month T-shirts

If you are interested in becoming a Diversity Council Ambassador, please contact Piper Cheng at 


 Kezia Frederick, African American/Black Student Services Coordinator   
Kezia Frederick (She/Her)
AA/Black Student Services Coordinator 
 Favour Okperuvwe, LGBTQIA+ Student Services Coordinator 
Favour Okperuvwe (She/Her)
LGBTQIA+ Student Services Coordinator
Sindy Gaspar, Hispanic/Latinx/a/o Student Services Coordinator
Sindy Gaspar (She/Her)
Hispanic/Latinx/a/o Student Services Coordinator 
Student Service Coordinators within the Center for Diversity & Intercultural Affairs are responsible for developing intentional resources, initiatives and programming within specific marginalized and/or underrepresented student affinity groups. Their responsibilities include overseeing and facilitating student caucus groups. 

If you are interested in being a member of any of the following student caucus groups, please contact the appropriate student staff:

  • African American/Black Caucus: Kezia Frederick
  • Lavender (LGBTQIA*) Caucus: Favour Okperuvwe
  • Hispanic/Latinx/a/o Caucus: Sindy Gaspar