Lasana has the distinguished honor of being co-founder of the African American Men of Arizona State University (AMMASU) program, the inaugural Assistant Vice Chancellor of Equity for the Peralta Community College District and the founding Executive Director of the Equity Institute at Skyline College. While at Skyline College he co-developed the award winning Equity Training Series (ETS), Equity Summit, and Equity Academies.
He has served as the Director of Multicultural Affairs at Estrella Mountain Community College (Avondale, AZ), Dean of Special Programs and Grants at Merritt College (Oakland, CA), the inaugural Dean of Student Equity and Support Programs at Skyline College (San Bruno, CA) and currently serves as the first Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging at the University of California, Berkeley.
As a public speaker and facilitator of professional learning experiences, he has delivered talks throughout the United States and internationally in Beijing, China and Accra, Ghana (West Africa). Lasana has served as the keynote speaker for Professional Conferences, Commencements, College Opening Day and Cultural Celebrations in person and virtually. He is also a skilled facilitator who uses multimedia, scholarship, and engaging activities to connect with participants for transformative educational experiences.