Welcome to Lara Consulting! We provide insight and consulting on issues in higher education. Dr. Marisol Clark-Ibanez Lara is a full professor at California State University San Marcos. Dr. Luke Lara is a counseling faculty member at MiraCosta College and recently received his doctorate from the Educational Leadership program at San Diego State University.

Community college topics of expertise include counseling, leadership, faculty job candidate preparation, hiring practices, student equity, student success, strategic planning, student learning outcome assessment, cultural competency, and current/future trends.

Four-year university topics of expertise include sociology, undocumented students, Latinx communities, childhood studies, validation theory, culturally validating pedagogy, Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSI’s), graduate program evaluation, faculty job candidate preparation, and hiring practices.

Group fee-based Services: Presentations for students, faculty, staff, administrators, or community members on topics listed above.

Individual fee-based Services: Resume/CV review and editing; Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) assessment; and interview skills training.