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Board of Directors

Apply for a Seat on the Board of Directors Today

Start Living the Matador Life by making decisions to benefit the entire student body, building a network of professionals and promising students, enhancing your leadership skills, and learning how a multi-million dollar organization operates. You could be the one who brings new services to the USU and the change students want to see. An open seat is waiting for you.

USU Board of Directors

In the last few years, the USU Board of Directors (BOD) and its committees have renovated the USU, voted to increase funding for large-scale events such as Matador Nights, and launched the referendum to build the Student Recreation Center. Start doing more now, on your campus, with the BOD.

Are you interested in joining the USU BOD? There are three ways to get involved:

  1. Run for a seat on the BOD in the Spring Elections. Each spring, students run in the AS/USU elections for five of the ten student seats.
  2. Apply for an open seat on the BOD if there are any vacancies. Contact the BOD Graduate Assistant to find out about any current vacancies.
  3. Join a BOD Committee. Join one of the standing committees to learn about the BOD and the USU and develop skills for your future. The standing committees include: the audit committee, the facilities and commercial services committee, the finance committee, and the personnel committee. Students who serve on committees and demonstrate leadership potential are always encouraged to run for a seat on the BOD.

Eligibility:
Students who serve on the BOD or a committee must have a minimum cumulative and semester 2.0 GPA, and must have completed at least one semester at California State University, Northridge.

Goals

  1. The USU BOD will assist in completing the development and opening of an innovative technologically advanced study space utilizing the former computer lab space.
  2. The USU BOD will do a complete review and revision of our Bylaws to address any required or desired changes.
  3. The USU BOD will continue to assist in the development and design of the Wellness Center.
  4. The USU BOD will assist in the promotion and development of a closer affiliation between students and CSUN athletic programs.
  5. Determine the feasibility of renovating the games room to compliment the interior design of other new USU facilities and promote an engaging student friendly environment.

2014-2015 Meeting Schedule

  • July 21, 2014*
  • August 25, 2014
  • September 22, 2014
  • October 20, 2014
  • November 17, 2014
  • December 1, 2014
  • January 26, 2015
  • February 23, 2015
  • March 16, 2015
  • April 13, 2015
  • May 4, 2015
  • June 8, 2015

Meetings are held on Mondays in the Grand Salon, USU at 12:30 p.m.
*July 21, 2014 meeting is held in the Northridge Center, USU

Other Important BOD Dates

BOD Summer RetreatJune 26–27, 2014
Summer Student SummitAugust 19
MatafestAugust 28
Holiday — Labor DaySeptember 1
Matador NightsSeptember 5
ACUI Region I Conference— University of La VerneNovember 6–9
Holiday — Veteran’s DayNovember 11
NIRSA Region VI Conference — OregonNovember 12–14
Holiday — ThanksgivingNovember 27–28
U-DayDecember 5
Fall Final ExamsDecember 11–17
Winter BreakDecember 24–January 1, 2015
Winter Student SummitJanuary 13, 2015
Holiday — Martin Luther King, Jr.January 19
NIRSA Annual Conference — Dallas, TXMarch 30 – April 2
Holiday — Cesar Chavez DayMarch 31
Spring RecessApril 8–12
ACUI Annual Conference — San Antonio, TXApril 7–11
Matador NightsApril 24
BOD Year-End CelebrationMay 1
Spring Final ExamsMay 11–16
Holiday — Memorial DayMay 25
BOD OrientationJune 1

Contact Information

Kingson Leung
Coordinator, Special Initiatives
(818) 677-5652

Shannon Krajewski
Associate Director, Marketing and Programs
(818) 677-6494

Board Members

NamePositionContact
Jesus Ramirez-MartinezChairusuboardchair@csun.edu
Shahtaj Khan Vice-Chair usuboardvicechair@csun.edu 
Debra L. Hammond Executive Secretary debra.hammond@csun.edu
Shelley Ruelas University Representativeshelly.ruelas@csun.edu 
Sharon Eichten University Representative sharon.eichten@csun.edu 
Jaclyn Kietzman Staff Representative jaclyn.kietzman@csun.edu 
Barbara Gross Faculty Representative barbara.gross@csun.edu
Tonee Sherrill Alumni Representative tonnee.sherrill@gmail.com 
Amber BynumStudent Representative amber.bynum.486@my.csun.edu
Jorge Guzman Student Representative jorge.guzman.494@my.csun.edu
Josue Najera Student Representative josue.najera.402@my.csun.edu
David O'Neill Student Representative david.oneill.709@my.csun.edu 
Demontae Thompson Student Representative demontea.thompson.87@my.csun.edu
Perlita VarelaStudent Representative perlita.varela.699@my.csun.edu
Asia WheatonStudent Representative asia.wheaton.514@my.csun.edu
Karina WinklerStudent Representative karina.winkler.139@my.csun.edu
Talar AlexanianAssociated Students Vice President
*This position serves as a liaison to the Board of Directors and is not eligible to vote.
vicepresident@csunas.org

Committees

CommitteeNameContact
Finance Committee ChairPerlita Varelaperlita.varela.699@my.csun.edu
Personnel Committee ChairAmber Bynum amber.bynum.486@my.csun.edu
Facilities and Commercial Services ChairKarina Winkler karina.winkler.139@my.csun.edu
Food Service Advisory Committee  
Student Fee Advisory Board  

Bylaws

More Information

If you would like more information about the BOD or are interested in applying for an open position, please provide your information below and we’ll be in touch soon.

Board of Directors Agendas & Minutes

Adopts policies, oversees financial matters, facilitates programs, and maintains buildings and facilities. Take a seat on the Board and be one of ten student leaders who serve in the best interest of the CSUN student body.

DateTimeLocationAgendaMinutes
2013-2014
June 9, 201412:30 p.m.Grand SalonAgendaNot Available
May 5, 201412:30 p.m.Grand SalonAgendaMinutes
April 14, 201412:30 p.m.Grand SalonAgendaMinutes
March 17, 201412:30 p.m.Grand SalonAgendaMinutes
February 17, 201412:30 p.m.Grand SalonAgendaMinutes
Jan. 27, 201412:30 p.m.Grand SalonAgendaMinutes
Dec. 2, 201312:30 p.m.Grand SalonAgendaMinutes
Oct. 21, 201312:30 p.m.Grand SalonAgendaMinutes
Sept. 16, 201312:30 p.m.Grand SalonAgendaMinutes
Aug. 26, 201312:30 p.m.Grand SalonAgendaMinutes
July 22, 201312:30 p.m.Sala de la Osa, SSUAgendaMinutes
2012-2013
June 10, 201312:30 p.m.Grand SalonAgendaMinutes
May 6, 201312:30 p.m.Grand SalonAgendaMinutes
April 22, 201312:30 p.m.Flintridge RoomAgendaMinutes
April 15, 201312:30 p.m.Grand SalonAgendaMinutes
March 18, 201312:30 p.m.Grand SalonAgendaMinutes
March 4, 20131 p.m.Grand SalonAgendaMinutes
February 18, 201312:30 p.m.Grand SalonAgendaMinutes
Jan. 28, 201312:30 p.m.Grand SalonAgendaMinutes
Dec. 3, 201212:30 p.m.Grand SalonAgendaMinutes
Nov. 19, 201212:30 p.m.Grand SalonAgendaMinutes
Oct. 22, 201212:30 p.m.Grand SalonAgendaMinutes
Sept. 24, 201212:30 p.m.Grand SalonAgendaMinutes
Aug. 27, 201212:30 p.m.Grand SalonAgendaMinutes
July 30, 201212:30 p.m.Sala de la Osa, SSUAgendaMinutes
2011-2012
June 11, 201212:30 p.m.Grand SalonAgendaMinutes
May 7, 201212:30 p.m.Grand SalonAgendaMinutes
April 16, 201212:30 p.m.Grand SalonAgendaMinutes
March 26, 201212:30 p.m.Grand SalonAgendaMinutes
February 20, 201212:30 p.m.Sala de la Osa, SSUAgendaMinutes
Jan. 23, 201212:30 p.m.Grand SalonAgendaMinutes
Dec. 5, 201112:30 p.m.Grand SalonAgendaMinutes
Nov. 21, 201112:30 p.m.Grand SalonAgendaMinutes
Oct. 24, 201112:30 p.m.Grand SalonAgendaMinutes
Sept. 26, 201112:30 p.m.Grand SalonAgendaMinutes
Aug. 29, 201112:30 p.m.Grand SalonAgendaMinutes
July 18, 201112:30 p.m.Grand SalonAgendaMinutes
2010-2011
June 13, 20111 p.m.Grand SalonAgendaMinutes
May 9, 201112:30 p.m.Grand SalonAgendaMinutes
April 25, 201112:30 p.m.Grand SalonAgendaMinutes
March 21, 201112:30 p.m.Grand SalonAgendaMinutes
March 07, 201112:30 p.m.Grand SalonAgendaMinutes
Feb. 21, 201112:30 p.m.Grand SalonAgendaMinutes
Jan. 24, 201112:30 p.m.Grand SalonAgendaMinutes
Dec. 06, 201012:30 p.m.Grand SalonAgendaMinutes
Nov. 15, 201012:30 p.m.Grand SalonAgendaMinutes
Oct. 18, 201012:30 p.m.Meeting CancelledAgendaMeeting Cancelled
Sept. 20, 201012:30 p.m.Grand SalonAgendaMinutes
Aug. 23, 201012:30 p.m.Grand SalonAgendaMinutes
July 12, 201012:30 p.m.Grand SalonAgendaMinutes