Alumni

  • Shaking hands

    Connecting alumni to each other and to current students

  • CSUN fans in the stands

    Building Matador pride and spirit

  • Photo of 2014 DAA recipients

    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

Meet the Staff

The Office of Alumni Relations works with alumni volunteers, faculty, staff and students to cultivate relationships with alumni, increase membership, enhance revenues, plan programs, inform and engage alumni with each other and with the university. The staff ensures that the strategic plan of the Alumni Association and related programming is complementary to the university's mission and aligned with the vision and priorities as established by the university president.

 Alumni-Picture-Staff-Shellie Hadvina

Shellie Hadvina '90, MPA '98
Interim Director, Alumni Relations
(818) 677-5541
Shellie.Hadvina@csun.edu

A CSUN alumna herself, Shellie graduated with a B.S. in Leisure Studies & Recreation in 1990 and with her Master's in Public Administration in 1998. Before transferring into the Office of Alumni Relations in 2001, she worked at CSUN in the Office of Student Development, serving students in Orientation programming, Greek-life, Associated Students, Emerging Leaders, and other student clubs and organizations. Shellie's parents and her husband also graduated from CSUN. Her son Jack and daughter Dana will carry on the Matador tradition.

 Alumni-Picture-Staff-Cheryl McMillan

Cheryl McMillan
Administrative Support Coordinator
(818) 677-4938
Cheryl.McMillan@csun.edu

Before coming to CSUN, Cheryl worked for more than 13 years as an executive assistant in the insurance industry. She has been a volunteer with the CSUN history department’s Natchez Historic Conference and Courthouse Project.  She received an Associate Arts degree from Los Angeles Valley College.  Her husband, Richard, graduated from CSUN with a degree in History.

 

Kathleen Ayala-Rivera '13
Temporary Administrative Support Coordinator
(818) 677-4938
Kathleen.Ayala-Rivera@csun.edu

Kathleen is a proud matador alum. She graduated with a B.A. in Literature in 2013. She first started working for CSUN while she was a student and has never left.

 

Bridget Sullivan
Chapter Programs Coordinator
(818) 677-7580
Bridget.Sullivan@csun.edu

Before coming to CSUN, Bridget worked for the rock band REO Speedwagon in the office and on the road. In pursuit of finishing her college degree, she joined the Special Events department at CSUN, where she was involved with presidential related events, including the opening gala for the Valley Performing Arts Center. Years later, an opening allowed her to expand on her event planning skills through volunteer engagement within the Alumni Office and chapter programs. Bridget is expected to receive her B.A. in Liberal Studies with a minor in Marketing in 2016.

 

Devon Renwick MPA '15
Membership & Alumni Engagement Coordinator
(818) 677-4352
Devon.Renwick@csun.edu

Before joining CSUN, Devon worked in Washington, DC for a women's non-profit organization. Originally from the east coast, she is thankful daily for the San Fernando Valley temperatures. Devon received her Master’s in Public Administration from CSUN in 2015.

 

Jonathan Adrias '13, MA '15
Student & Young Alumni Engagement Coordinator
(818) 677-2000

Jonathan graduated CSUN with a B.A. in Music Education in 2013 and his M.A. in Educational Leadership & Policy Studies in 2015. As a student of CSUN, Jonathan was highly involved, serving on executive councils for student organizations such as the LGBTA and Associated Students Senate. He was also on the Dean’s List for multiple semesters. Jonathan is a lifetime member of the CSUN Alumni Association along with his partner Chris, and their MataMutt golden retriever Aston.

 

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