Meet the Staff 

Director

Erin Echols
Director, Cultural Centers
eechols@usfca.edu

Photo of Erin Echols

Erin Echols is one of the Co-Directors of the University of San Francisco's Cultural Centers, which include the Intercultural Center and Gender and Sexuality Center.  Prior to coming to USF, Erin served at California Polytechnic State University for eight years, most recently as the Assistant Director of the Dean of Students Office for the Cross Cultural Centers. Additionally, Erin worked at Colby-Sawyer College for five years as the Assistant Director of Campus Activities and Orientation Program Coordinator.

Her educational background includes an MA in Educational Leadership from California Polytechnic State University, an MFA from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, and a BS from the University of New Haven.

Erin has focused on increasing the retention and persistence of underrepresented students at colleges and universities through programming and research. A highlight of her work in this area was a research study specific to the retention of LGBTQIA students.

As a passionate student affairs professional, Erin’s interests include social justice programming, strategic planning, assessment, collaboration development, marketing, and fiscal planning. Her professional organization and community involvement has included founding and chairing the Pride Faculty Staff Association at Cal Poly and serving on the executive board of the California Council of Cultural Centers in Higher Education.  At Cal Poly, Erin was proud to receive the Chandler Award for excellence in Student Affairs.


Assistant Director

Lionell Daggs
ldaggsiii@usfca.edu

Assistant Director

Jinni Pradhan
jpradhan@usfca.edu


Interns

The Intercultural Center and the Gender & Sexuality Center also have several student internships:

  • Multiple Diversity Education Interns
  • Two Arts Programs Interns
  • Two Graphics and Marketing Interns

 

Contact Info

Cultural Centers

Monday–Thursday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Friday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

University Center 411–413