Alumni

  • Celebrating CSUN Homecoming 2017

    Celebrating CSUN Homecoming 2017

  • Shaking hands

    Connecting alumni to each other and to current students

  • CSUN fans in the stands

    Building Matador pride and spirit

  • 2016 Distinguished Alumni AwardsBlank.jpg

    Honoring and showcasing alumni of distinction

  • CSUN graduates at commencement

    Helping alumni achieve personal and professional success

  • Spirited CSUN students

    Strengthening resources and philanthropic support

  • CSUN president with alumni in China

    Engaging volunteers and leaders and advocates

Alumni Association Board of Directors

The Alumni Association Board of Directors consists of dedicated, hard-working alumni and community volunteers who are proud to serve the membership of the association. Meeting quarterly and working through a committee system, the 18 member executive board of directors and 25 chapter presidents engage alumni volunteers in the institution, reviews budgets, approves long-term strategic plans and sets the annual program plans for the Association and its affiliate chapters.

Alumni Board of Directors

Arlene Alpert '69 '70Kevin Breard '82Cindy Chernow '78 M.A. '91
Chad Charton '70Gene Detchemendy '84Dennis DeYoung '87
Carlos Fuentes '82Jim GormanShellie Hadvina '90 M.P.A '98
Shahtaj Khan '16Kenia LopezBob Luszczak '84
Kenny Melcombe '94Barbara Oberman '73Francine Oschin '84 M.A.'85
Tray Thompson '14Tammy Tolgo '02Irene Tovar '69
Larry Twersky '85Marcella TylerAlma Zatarain '80 

Honorary and Emeriti Board Members

Alumni-Picture-BOD-Howard Hammer

 Howard Hammer
'65 B.S. Accounting

Alumni-Picture-BOD-Annette Nickell

Annette Nickell
'79 French

Alumni-Picture-BOD-Jacqueline Young

Jacqueline Young
'79, '93 M.A. English

 Brent Lowensohn
'70 B.A. Psychology
John Jacobson
'76 M.S. Accounting
Marla Leventhal
’74 B.A. Anthropology

Alumni-Picture-BOD-Edward Peckham

 Edmund Peckham
Emeritus Faculty
and Administrator
Honorary Member

All
Past Presidents
of the
Association
also serve as
emeriti board
members.
 

Past Alumni Association Presidents

Past Presidents of the Alumni Association

The Alumni Association Board of Directors has been lead by a dedicated group of alumni. All past presidents serve on the board of directors as Emeritus members.

1960-1962
BEN RUDE
Deceased
1962-1964
NORMAN BARONE
1964-1966
FRANK St. DENIS
1969-1970
ALFONSO ARIAS 
1970-1971
GARY WARTIK
1971-1972
BILL KEENE
1972-1974
TIMOTHY ASHLOCK
1975-1978
BILL KEENE
1978-1979
MARILYN WYSEBEEK
Deceased
1980-1981
JIM CONRAN
1981-1982
HOWARD HALLER
1982-1985
BRENT VALLENS
1985-1987
TONY PARTIPILO
1987-1989
SHANCY PIERCE
Deceased
1989-1991
JOE TIRADO
Deceased
1991-1992
LEONARD FRIEDMAN
1992-1994
ALMA ZATARAIN
1994-1996
CHRISTINE PARTIPILO
1996-1997
WAYNE ADESTEIN
1997-1998
GERARD MOONEY
1998-2000
I. ALLAN OBERMAN
2000-2002
DAVID NOVAK
2002-2004
IRENE TOVAR
2004-2006
GENE DETCHEMENDY
2006-2007
PHIL MINAH
2007-2009
LARRY TWERSKY
2009-2011
TAMMY TOLGO
2011-2013
DENNIS DEYOUNG
2013-2015
FRANCINE OSCHIN 
2015-2017
CARLOS FUENTES

Join the Board

Board volunteers are expected to attend board of directors meetings, serve on Association committees, attend events sponsored by the Association, join as a dues-paying member of the Association, be available to the university to host official guests on an as needed basis, and make a personal financial donation to the university. Prospective board members are interviewed and appointed each June. Board members serve a three year term. Additional information about service on the board of directors can be requested from Shellie Hadvina, Interim Director for Alumni Relations.

Each year, hundreds of CSUN alumni volunteer to serve the university. Explore volunteer opportunities.