Meet our Staff
Learn more about our team of dedicated professionals.
Nancy Jean Tubbs
Nancy Jean Tubbs has directed the LGBT Resource Center since 2000. She grew up in Texas (y’all), where she attended Texas A&M University and earned a bachelor’s in English and a master’s in educational administration.
Nancy is a radical bureaucrat who enjoys improving policies, spending budgets, writing reports, questioning gender, dialoguing sexuality, challenging systems of oppression and wearing comfortable shoes. She’s active in the Consortium of Higher Education LGBT Resource Professionals and has co-authored published articles on allies development and transgender inclusion.
Come by Nancy’s office to meet her muppets, Patrick and The Dude, as well as the infamous Conference Monkey. “It takes an entire campus to raise an LGBT resource center,” says Nancy, aka “nancyjean.” “I’m proud to be a member of the UCR family.”
Learn more about Nancy wearing a dress here.
Toi Thibodeaux is the Assistant Director for the LGBT Resource Center. She provides one-on-one support and advocacy for students experiencing an array of struggles around identity, life experiences, questioning gender roles, disability and more.
She also facilitates discussion groups for Tuesday Talks with groups such as Grrrl Talk, Guy Talk, Queer People Of Color (QPOC), Fluidity, and occasionally the Family and Faith Talk. In addition, Toi provides Allies Safe Zone training, and coordinates the Peer Connections Mentoring Program.
Toi is available as a resource for all students, staff, and faculty to provide educational programming and training that contributes to student success, community-building and creating a safe, inclusive campus environment. Learn more about Toi here.
Megan Rush is a Queer health educator and social justice advocate. While working on both her undergraduate and graduate degree in Public Health at CSU San Bernardino, Megan found an incredible sense of community in their Pride Center and quickly learned how essential to college life these spaces can be. While working for the Pride Center, she discovered her passion for not only health, but building and bridging the cross-section between the LGBTQ movement and our own personal wellness. Megan enjoys exploring ideas around the gender binary, program planning and creating safe spaces whenerver she can. Megan actively practices yoga, enjoys volunteering in her community, and loves hanging out at Disneyland. She also has a cat named Oliver.
Mark Dunn joined the LGBT Resource Center in 1999 as an administrative assistant. He currently works half-time with the LGBTRC and half-time with the Women’s Resource Center. He can be found in the Women's Resource Center.