Miguel Arellano Sanchez
Assistant Director, Outreach
Miguel joined the Office of Institutional Diversity in the Fall 2021 as the Assistant Director of Outreach. In this role, Miguel is responsible for co-designing educational programming for faculty and staff, supporting bias response efforts and leading signature university-wide OID outreach initiatives and events.
Having completed his undergraduate and master’s degrees at OSU, and having held multiple roles across various departments, he brings a strong connection to OSU. Miguel’s career interest and passions focus on broadening access and the supports needed for minoritized college students to learn and flourish in college. His interest also include social class supports for low-income and first generation college students, critical frameworks to teaching and learning, and social justice curriculum development.
Most recently, Miguel served as the Basic Needs Navigator for the Human Services Resource Center, where he was the primary contact for students facing financial crisis and basic needs insecurity. His success prompted support from the Oregon Legislature to fund benefit navigators at all state colleges and universities in Oregon. Prior to that, Miguel worked at Portland Community College as the Multicultural Center Coordinator where he provided strategic leadership in developing and implementing campus-wide equity and inclusion goals.
Miguel is a proud first-generation immigrant and college graduate. He grew up in Woodburn, Oregon, where he spent most summers working agricultural jobs. Now, much of his free time and summers revolve around his two young daughters, Luna and Nova, which includes coaching soccer, the local Valley Rock Gym, and being outdoors when possible. He currently serves as board president for DevNW, an affordable housing and community development non-profit organization.