Our Oakes Team

Gina Langhout

Gina Langhout, Provost

(831) 459-2418, langhout@ucsc.edu

Gina seeks to enrich the academic experience for all Oakes students. She works closely with the CAO to integrate the academic with the social, cultural, andresidential programs in the college. She also oversees the Oakes Core Course. To learn more about the provost, click here.

Brian Arao

Brian Arao, College Administrative Officer (CAO)

(831) 459-2550, barao@ucsc.edu

Brian is responsible for the administration of the college. He oversees the college's cultural, social and residential programs, staff, facilities and student conduct. Read his welcome message here.

Mari Ortiz-McGuire

Mari Ortiz-McGuire, Associate CAO for Student Life

(831) 459-2796, mcmcguir@ucsc.edu

Mari is responsible for the residential and housing programs at Oakes. She works closely with the Residential Life team, intervenes on community issues, and is available for appointments and drop-in visits from students and staff.

Asako Kinase-Leggett

Asako Kinase-Leggett, College Academic Programs Coordinator

(831) 459-2418, eakl@ucsc.edu, ekinasel@ucsc.edu

Asako provides administrative and academic support to Provost Langhout. She assists in the coordination of the Core Course and other courses offered by the college, and is responsible for special student project grants and funds.

TBA, Academic Preceptor

(831) 459-2558, oakesadvising@ucsc.edu

Oakes' preceptor assists students in making informed decisions about their academic study plans. See them for assistance in choosing classes and appropriate course loads, maintaining good academic standing, and integrating majors and minors into an overall academic plan. They also develop academic programs and workshops.

TBA, Academic Advisor

(831) 459-2558, oakesadvising@ucsc.edu

TBA assists the Academic Preceptor and provides advising to students. See them for assistance in choosing classes and appropriate course loads, maintaining good academic standing, and integrating majors and minors into an overall academic plan.

Danny Rodriguez

Danny Rodriguez, Academic Advisor (Oakes, '11)

(831) 459-2558, oakesadvising@ucsc.edu

Danny assists the Academic Preceptor and provides advising to students. See him for assistance in choosing classes and appropriate course loads, maintaining good academic standing, and integrating majors and minors into an overall academic plan.

Marie Morones

Marie Morones, College Assistant

(831) 459-2558, mmorones@ucsc.edu

Marie provides information and support to the college community as well as supervising the mailroom.

Mary Simms

Mary Simms, College Programs Coordinator

(831) 459-5619, mesimms@ucsc.edu

Mary manages all social, cultural, and educational college programs and events, including graduation and orientation. She also works with the academic staff and Core Course to promote academic success, and advises the Oakes Senate.

Abha Sharma

Abha Sharma, Student Life Assistant

(831) 459-5602, absharma@ucsc.edu

Abha manages the use of facilities for programs and events at Oakes. She also works to support the CPC with all the events and programming that take place throughout the year.   

Elsa Silva

Elsa Silva, Housing Coordinator

(831) 459-3988, esilva@ucsc.edu

Elsa offers administrative housing support to Oakes residents, coordinates housing logistics, and offers assistance to the CREs.

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Mandie Caroll, Coordinator for Residential Education (CRE)

(831) 459-3317, mandiec@ucsc.edu

Mandie helps to supervise the overall residential life programs and staff, especially to Oakes College Neighborhood Assistants (NAs) in the performance of their duties. She is also available for consultation about matters relative to students needs and concerns in the residential environment, including student behavior and conduct.

Mark Gardner

Mark Gardner, Coordinator for Residential Education (CRE)

(831) 459-3393, mgardne2@ucsc.edu

Mark helps to supervise the overall residential life programs and staff, especially to Oakes College Neighborhood Assistants (NAs) in the performance of their duties. He is also available for consultation about matters relative to students needs and concerns in the residential environment, including student behavior and conduct.

Adriana Lopez

Adriana Lopez, Scientist in Residence

alopez57@ucsc.edu OR collegesciencementor@gmail.com

Adriana lives at Oakes and hosts science-related activities in Biko House. Adriana’s goal is to provide mentorship and guidance to anyone who is willing to learn.  She will work one-on-one to provide help when applying to scholarships, research programs and college essays. Her desire is to have students succeed and that one day they will influence others with their passion for science. Click here for more information.

David Silva-Espinoza

David Silva-Espinoza, College Budget Analyst

(831) 459-4565, dazon@ucsc.edu

David manages all the financial transactions of the college.
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Juan Govea, Senior Building Maintenance Worker

(831) 459-4826, goveaj@ucsc.edu  

Juan assists the Maintenance Supervisor in making repairs to the college.

Aron Sumner

Aaron Sumner, Oakes Gardener

asumner@ucsc.edu

Aaron is the Oakes gardener and takes care of all of the grounds at Oakes College.

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Community Safety Dispatch

(831) 459-2100