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Owl Scholars

Your Team Members

Dokesha Meacham, Program Counselor

Born and raised in the Bay Area, Dokesha is a Foothill College alumnus who earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology and Master’s Degree in Education and Counseling from San Jose State University.

She began her career in higher education in 2011 working in the Admissions and Records office at Foothill.  As a part of her role in the admissions office, Dokesha served on the Academic Council, which allowed her to work closely with students on academic probation. 

In 2015, Dokesha joined the Counseling team part-time and continued her work with at-risk students, helping to develop a comprehensive intervention program supporting students on academic probation. Now serving in the capacity of a full-time counselor, she is thrilled to have the opportunity to pursue her passion of supporting students on their journey towards their academic and professional dreams.

Chris Chavez, Support Specialist

 Chris Chavez is a Bay Area native who joined the Owl Scholars team in June 2017.

After graduating from Saratoga High School, Chris earned a  Bachelor's Degree in History from the University of Michigan. After college, Chris moved back to California.

Prior to Foothill, Chris worked at Sacramento State for six years in the athletic department,  as both an academic coach for student-athletes and volunteer assistant for the Hornet Football team. During his time there, Chris had the fortune of working with a diverse group of students who inspired him to pursue a career in public education. 

While in Sacramento, Chris earned a Master's Degree in Higher Education from Drexel University's Center for Graduate Studies, located down the street from the state capitol building


Black Lives Student Services Services Statement

In Student Services, we acknowledge our role in not serving our Black students adequately. Please read full statement of our commitment to alter our course of action with a quaretly updated public plan. 

Black Lives Matter Action Plan 8/1/2020

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 Chris Chavez


Counseling Center, Building 8300