Charlene P. Lobo Soriano

Associate Dean, Retention and Persistence Programs
Success Coach
Director of Academic Development and Technological Innovation in Advising

Areas of Interest

  • First Generation College Students
  • Underrepresented Student Populations
  • Muscat Scholars Program
  • New Technologies
  • Social Media
  • Assessment


  • Ed.D., International and Multicultural Education, University of San Francisco
  • MS, Counseling, emphasis on College Counseling, San Francisco State University
  • BA, French, University of California, Davis

Professional Memberships

  • National Academic Advising Association
  • American Counseling Association

Fun Facts

Year Started at USF: 2000
Hometown: San Francisco, CA

  • I enjoy taking care of my family.
  • I speak French and a little Spanish.
  • I am one of those rare San Francisco natives - born and raised! I love all San Francisco teams. GO NINERS AND GO GIANTS!
  • I love gadgets and anything related to technology! Totally an Apple person and an early adopter, yet I don't have an iPhone.
  • Crafting..literally or figuratively.
  • One of my favorite things is discovering new restaurants in San Francisco. I'm always on the search for good ramen.
  • I love music and pretty diverse tastes. Have any suggestions for me?
  • I strongly believe in mentoring and am very proud to serve as the program chair for the Foreword Summer Bridge Program/Muscat Scholars Program, a pre-college program for incoming first generation first-year students at USF.

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