Meet the Staff

Director, Cultural Center


Leondra Gully, M.Ed. 
Assistant Director, Cultural Center
Advisor, Woodford R. Porter Scholarship Program

Hometown: East St. Louis, Illinois

Education: Master of Education in Counseling and Personnel Services: concentration College Student Personnel; Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, minor in Pan-African Studies 

Fun fact: Leondra has 5 siblings and 18 nieces and nephews.

Leondra Says: “Hustle until your haters ask if you’re hiring.” -Unknown

Connect with Leondra for academic success coaching, leadership development, student organization development & event brainstorming, campus and local & community involvement and help navigating UofL’s campus!

Leondra’s Favorite thing about the Cultural Center is that it’s a hub to meet new people every day! We are that “home away from home” for a lot of students and I love that! 

Sarah Nuñez, MPA 
Assistant Director, Hispanic and Latinx Initiatives

Hometown: Bogota, Colombia (Place of birth); Raleigh, North Carolina; Asheville, North Carolina

Education: Master of Public Affairs

Fun fact:From 2013-2015, Sarah owned a school bus and managed a social enterprise business from the bus called Chiva, Transporting Opportunities to People (TOP). The CHIVA TOP Project was a community "tool" to help neighbors and community creatively access resources, build community, and create art.

She Says: “ We are the leaders we’ve been looking for.” -Grace Lee Boggs

Visit Sarah for success coaching and connecting to campus and community resources. She is knowledge about scholarship opportunities, campus and community resources, and has many tips for your academic and life success. She can also help you to connect your passions with your class assignments, projects, work, and leadership opportunities as well as help to guide your next steps with clarity and new ideas.

Her favorite thing about the Cultural Center is the friendly and welcoming staff and student workers who help the space to feel like “familia” and a place where you can be yourself!


Dominique "Dom" McShan, M.Ed. , Book an Appointment with Dom
Program Director

Coordinator, African American Male Initiative (AAMI)

Hometown: Shreveport, Louisiana

Education: Master of Education in Counseling and Personnel Services, Concentration: College Student Personnel, University of Louisville; Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication: Public Relations, Louisiana State University

Fun fact: Dominique knows how to play 5 instruments: violin, viola, cello, double bass, and piano.

He Says: “ It always seems impossible until it's done.” -Nelson Mandela

Visit Dom for a listening ear, academic success coaching, mentoring, event planning assistance, graduate school prep, or to identify ways to get involved on-campus and in the Louisville community. Dom's also a leadership junkie and always ready to help you maximize your leadership skills and connect you with leadership development opportunities.

Dom’s Favorite thing about the Cultural Center is the welcoming family environment where students, faculty, and staff make the Center their home away from home.


Marcos G. Morales Gutierrez
Program Coordinator, Hispanic/Latinx Initiatives

Hometown: Louisville, Kentucky

Education: Bachelor of Science in Health and Human Performance, Concentration: Public Health Education. Minor in Wellness Coaching. Certificate: Peace, Justice, & Conflict Transformation. 

Fun fact: Marcos is of Purépecha indigenous decent, loves to play chess and rides an orange bike. 

They Say: “In Lak’ech: Yo Soy Tú o Tú Eres Yo, I Am You or You Are Me.”   

Connect with Marcos for brilliance coaching, mentoring, event planning, and connecting to campus and community resources.

Marcos’ favorite thing about the Cultural Center is the commitment to the on-going and evolving practice of student and community solidarity.