EOPS Faculty & Staff
Jeanne Wilson, Ed.D
DEAN of Special Programs
In January, 2010, Dr. Jeanne Wilson was assigned as the new
Coordinator/Counselor of the EOPS/CARE Programs at Chabot College.
She served as the Coordinator of the ASPIRE (TRIO) Program for one
year. Prior to that assignment, she was the Coordinator of the
Daraja Program from 2001-2005. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in
Marketing from The American College for Applied Arts, a Master of
Science Degree in Marriage, Family and Child Counseling from Cal
State East Bay, and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Mills
College. Dr. Wilson's research interests include Retention
Strategies & Mentoring for African American Males in Higher
Education. As a direct result of her research she founded the
Mentors Among Us Program, a mentoring model in partnership with the
Striving Black Brothers Coalition that connects students with on
campus mentors to see how these new "relationships" affect
retention, grade point average, graduation and transfer rates of
African American males. In 2009, she was honored with the
prestigious Chancellors Award for her "Retention Efforts with
African American Males". Born and raised in Oakland, California in a
single parent household, Dr. Wilson believes in equity and access in
education and is dedicated to ensuring that students achieve
academic success during their educational endeavors at Chabot
College. She has a deep respect for the critical role of community
colleges and Special Programs like: EOPS, CARE, CalWORKs, TRIO and
DSPS and embraces being a part of a team that directly impacts each
student by supporting their intellectual curiosity and personal
development. Dr. Wilson's ability to ask critical questions, listen
carefully, offer constructive feedback and remain flexible has
earned her the title of "The Diplomat" with faculty and staff across
the campus. With a passion and heart for people her philosophy has
always been to "Change the world one student at a time!"
Michael Booker, M.S. Counselor Assistant II
Michael D Booker has worked at Chabot College for 20 years.
During that time he has
learned to appreciate what he calls "seeing the flock move on".
Seeing the students he has worked with that achieved their
academic and personal goals in life has given him fulfillment.
Before his position at Chabot, Michael worked with Alameda
County Probation Department as a probation officer, Director of San
Francisco Gang Prevention Western Addition Area, and director of an
at-risk youth center in the Haight Ashbury. Married to Lisa for 21
years who works for CSUEB and has two sons Michael J. and
Christopher both accomplished classically trained musicians. Michael
holds a MS in Education from CSU Hayward. He also attended City
College of San Francisco, Howard University and CSU San Francisco
where he earned a BA in Psychology. Growing up in the Haight Ashbury
during the hippie movement served to mold his mellow attitude and
sense of humor.
the past 25 years he has been doing stand-up comedy and running a
comedy club in San Leandro. All this has helped Michael to be a well
rounded person in dealing with EOPS students special needs and going
above and beyond in being sensitive about their situations.
Sylvia's career at Chabot College began in 1982 immediately
after she and her twin brother graduated from Tennyson High School a
year early. She came to Chabot on a scholarship that Mr. Felix Galaviz awarded her. Upon her second quarter, she sought Mr. Galaviz
for employment. He was in need of a student assistant and hired her
after a brief interview. She began working as a student assistant
for the offices of the Assistant Dean of students, Felix Galaviz and
Dean of Students, Dr. Ruth Self working evenings and on Saturdays. A
couple of years later, Sylvia was hired on-call as a College Clerk
I, II & III and worked with several departments on campus. Finally,
a permanent position opened up in the EOPS Office where she has been
working since. Today, she assists students in both EOPS and the CARE
program and enjoys working with students very much. She says
that the people she has met at Chabot are her second family
as many have "been there" and helped her with advice in raising the
three adopted sons.
Art was raised in Stockton, California.
He graduated from Edison High School and attended Delta Community
College before transferring to San Jose State University.
While at San Jose State University, Art majored in Criminal
Justice with a concentration in Corrections and graduated with a
Bachelor's of Science Degree in 1990. In 1991, Art joined the Chabot
College family in the capacity of Outreach Specialist for the EOPS
(Extended Opportunity Programs and Services) Office. Through this
program and from Art's passion in advocating for students, he
founded and has been the advisor for the Striving Black Brothers
Coalition (SBBC) of Chabot College during its six years of
existence. This award winning program was established to assist
African American males attending Chabot College to excel
academically, socially, culturally and professionally in college and
in the community. While Art is dedicated to fostering success for
these students, both in and out of the classroom, and meeting their
needs as well as those of the Hayward community, he also provides an
environment for these African American males to share real life
experiences that may hinder their educational success through SBBC.
Art's deep rooted commitment to excellence earned him a Chancellor's
Award in 2009. His dedication and passion for serving is
demonstrated by the many success stories that have come about
through the Striving Black Brothers Coalition of Chabot College.
Although Art's dedication and commitment to SBBC is very evident in
the success of these students and the program; there is another
side of Art...and
that is the side that enjoys reading, sports, spending time with his
family and of course the GOOD Mexican food as prepared by his