Matador Achievement Center

Staff Members

Brett Sanders, Director

Brett has been involved with the mentoring and tutoring of CSUN's student-athletes for over 10 years. With the creation of the Matador Achievement Center in 2013, Brett moved into the role of director, responsible for overseeing both the mentoring and tutoring programs, with an eye toward improvement of technique and technology. Email:

LaShandra Batiste, Mentoring Coordinator

LaShandra facilitates the operation of The Matador Connection, which is a peer to peer college transitional program for student-athletes, she coordinates bi-weekly workshops to help first time freshman and junior community college transfer students. If you have any questions or need to sign up for a workshop please email LaShandra at:  

Andrea Hernandez, Tutoring Coordinator

Andrea is responsible for overseeing the Matador Achievement Center’s tutoring program. She coordinates tutoring in multiple subjects with a focus on emphasizing students’ strengths, and providing strategies for enhancing content-specific knowledge and improving academic skills. Email:

Erika Baron, Administrative Support Coordinator

Erika provides administrative support for the Matador Achievement Center, ensuring that the mentoring and tutoring programs have everything that they need in order to assist the student-athletes. In addition, Erika runs the equipment checkout program and keeps the website up-to-date! If you have any questions concerning the Lab in Bayramian Hall 230 or need to check on what equipment is still available please email Erika: