Oscar Felix, Ph.D.
Dr. Felix currently serves as Assistant Professor in the Student Affairs in Higher Education (SAHE) Masters Program. He served as Associate Vice President for Diversity from 2015-2018, where he helped develop inclusive learning and working environments, including institutional diversity strategic plans, first generation university initiatives, and a gender equity program. Previously, Dr. Felix worked 27 years in TRIO/College Access & Success programs that focused on creating successful pathways to college for first generation, low-income students. As Chair of the Board of Director for the Council for Opportunity in Education, the national association representing college access and success professional and the Federal TRIO Programs, Dr. Felix provided leadership in the development of the first-ever College Access and Success Graduate Certificate Program offered through Colorado State University. Born in Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico, Oscar’s family immigrated to the United States when he was 11 years old. Growing up in San Diego, Oscar earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations from U.S. International University as a first-generation, Pell-recipient student. While working at CSU, he earned his Masters in SAHE and Ph.D. in Education and Human Resource Studies from Colorado State University. Dr. Felix served as Dean of Student Life for the Spring 2019 Semester At Sea voyage, and Special Assistant in the El Centro Cultural Center for Latinx students at Colorado State University in the 2019-2020 academic year.