Joel Gutierrez, Interim Director of Chicano/Latino Student Services
Phone: (310) 338-5808
Office: Malone Student Center 201
CLSS Office Hours
Established in 1965, Chicano Latino Student Services (CLSS) educates the campus about Latina/o issues and the ethnic diversity represented within the community. CLSS provides culturally sensitive programs that foster and promote leadership, academic and personal success of Latino/a students, as well as student advocacy, personal support, assistance for Latina/o student groups and LMU programming.
Chicano Latino Student Services works to foster and enhance the academic and personal success of Latina/o students. In addition, it strives to educate the campus about Latina/o issues and the ethnic diversity represented within the community.
Joel Gutierrez is the Interim Director of Chicano Latino Student Services. He has over ten years of combined direct experience in student affairs, social services, and therapeutic settings. His experiences blend macro-level management in terms of program development, non-profit management, grant writing, and research development along with micro-level interventions including motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy, case management and strength based therapy. Mr. Gutierrez has a passion for cultural identity, mental health, and the empowerment of marginalized communities.
Mr. Gutierrez s currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Education, Curriculum and Culture from Chapman University. He earned his MSW from the University of Southern California and his B.A. from UC Davis. He is a member of the National Association of Social Workers, the American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education, and the American Educational Research Association.