Meet the Leadership
Critical partners in HLLC students growth and success.
HLLC leaders share a passion and commitment to recognizing and amplifying the dynamic talents of each HLLC scholar. They have a unique perspective on the path of the HLLC scholars, because for many of them, that path was one they embarked on many years ago. Today, the special community that is the HLLC leadership inspires students as thought leaders in both the academic and social world. They are educators, researchers, authors, social activists, and counselors who have a passion for subjects ranging from LGBTQ rights, community development, mentorship, advocating for undocumented and underserved students, cultural competence, equity in higher education, and, above all, championing and supporting their students’ future leadership.
Dr. Timothy K. Eatman
Marta Elena Esquilin
Associate Dean Assistant Professor of Professional Practice
Assistant Dean of Advisement
Director of HLLC Admissions
“I come from an orientation of community/institution builders…when I think about what’s possible I think about Rutgers-Newark, and that the game is coming to these types of institutions precisely because there is an energy, passion and hunger to understand what we have not tapped into in terms of our resources in these kinds of communities.”
TIMOTHY K. EATMAN
Hometown: Harlem, NY
“Newark, New Jersey is the perfect place for the Honors Living-Learning Community because we really believe in bringing diverse students together who have critical insight about issues related to social inequity. There is no one better equipped to come up with innovative solutions, to think about how these issues are impacting their lives and communities, than students who have on-the-ground knowledge or may have experienced it themselves?”
MARTA ELENA ESQUILIN
Hometown: Montclair, NJ