About Us

The Gates to Success Student Organization is committed to helping first-generation college students achieve a meaningful college experience at San Diego State University.
At San Diego State University, you are considered a First-Generation college student if your parent/guardian(s) did not complete a four-year college degree.
Gates to Success strives to build community among our first-generation college students and works collaboratively with faculty/staff in the Division of Academic Engagement & Student Achievement and across campus campus to support other first-generation college students.
We are here to connect our peers to opportunities that will aid in their success!
President/Executive Director  - Kevin Allec Arreola
Vice President/Associate Director - Julia Mobasser
Director of Internal/External Affairs - Noor Haleem
Director of Finance/Treasurer - Joey Hafner
Director of Social Media and Marketing - Fernando Mandujano
Secretary/Historian - Alyssa Carrillo


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Michelle Lopez, Assistant Dean, Division of Academic Engagement & Student Achievement

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Dr. Martha Enciso, Associate Director, Weber Honors College
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