As of September 2021, all Ethnic & Gender (E&G) offices are open to support your student success and needs. Please check individual websites for specific, operational hours and contact info. Masks are required indoors at all times and proof of completion of Daily Wellness Survey is required to enter all E&G offices. In order to keep us all safe, we also ask that you please continue to wash your hands, maintain physical distance, and all other health measures to reduce risk. We look forward to connecting soon.

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LGBTRC - Nancy Tubbs

Nancy Jean Tubbs

Pronouns: she/her/hers
Location: 245 Costo Hall
Phone: (951) 827-2267
Email: nancy.tubbs@ucr.edu

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 degree in English and a master’s degree 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 has co-authored publications on allies development and transgender inclusion. “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.”


 

LGBTRC - Toi Thibodeaux

Toi Thibodeaux

Location: 245 Costo Hall
Phone: (951) 827-2267
Email: toi.thibodeaux@ucr.edu

Toi Thibodeaux has served as the Assistant Director for the LGBT Resource Center at UC Riverside since 2008, and she is the current co-chair for the Chancellor’s Advisory Committee on LGBT Students, Faculty & Staff.
 
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. Toi has direct responsibility for the center’s campus-wide cultural and educational programming, cultural competency trainings, as well as for many of the center's student support programs. She provides 1-on-1 student mentoring, facilitates various Tuesday Talks, and advises LGBTQ+ student organizations. Toi is a role model for queer students of color on the UCR campus, and established the BlaqOUT Conference in 2014 and BlaqOUT, a discussion group for LGBTQ+ students who are Black, African American, or of African descent. Toi also spends hours working with LGBTQ+ and questioning students daily in a one-on-one capacity.
 
Toi Thibodeaux holds a B.S. in Health Care Management and M.S. in Health Services Administration from California State University, San Bernardino.


 

LGBTRC - Megan Rush

Megan Rush

Pronouns: She/Her, They/Them
Location: 245 Costo Hall
Phone: (951) 827-2267
Email: megan.rush@ucr.edu

Megan Rush has been the Program Coordinator since 2014.

She is a health educator and social justice warrior. Megan spends a significant amount of time connecting and creating relationships with students so they thrive, not just survive. Megan runs the Community OUTreach Educators (CORE) peer education program, facilitates most Tuesday Talk Discussion Series topics, supports the facilitation of the Drop-in Hours with campus partners, supervises student assistants and supports all of the programing coming out of the LGBT Resource Center. Megan is passionate about Health & Wellness, LGBTQ+ Cultural Competency, Reproductive and Sexual Health, and supporting the basic needs of students. She loves being an activist for her community.

Megan holds both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Public Health Education from CSU, San Bernardino. She is a former HIV Testing Counselor and is a Certified Health Education Specialist.


 

Mark Dunn

Pronouns: he/him/his
Location: 260 Costo Hall
Phone: (951) 827-3471
Email: mark.dunn@ucr.edu

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.