Byron Reaves


Byron joins the CLP team after serving as Interim Senior Dean of Students at Santa Rosa Junior College (SRJC) and as counseling faculty in EOPS and UMOJA Learning Community. At SRJC, he co-chaired the Integrated Student Success Committee (ISSC) and, while serving as a member of the Academic Senate, he was the Equity Advocate on the Academic Senate Executive Committee. Byron also was a member of the team supporting Guided Pathways efforts.

Now and over the course of his 12-year career in higher education, Byron continues to demonstrate his commitment to serving students by leading and developing programs using a student-centered, justice-centered approach to create more equitable outcomes for all students. He developed a passion for serving his community while growing up in New Haven/Hamden, Connecticut, where his parents encouraged him to think critically about the importance of education and community. Before becoming faculty in 2020, Byron served five years as the coordinator of SRJC’s Peer Student Success Team, one of the programs selected for the 2018 Chancellor’s Higher Education Innovation Award.

Byron received his master’s degree in Counseling with a concentration in College Student Personnel from the University of Bridgeport. He completed his undergraduate degree in Communications from Albertus Magnus College in New Haven, Connecticut, after spending time at Livingstone College, a Historically Black College in Salisbury, North Carolina. Byron is currently pursuing his doctoral degree in Educational Leadership at San Francisco State University.