Alumni

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 alumni. Meeting quarterly and working through a committee system, the 23 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 Association Board of Directors: 2021-2022

OFFICERS
Daniel Chernow '67 (History), MA '89 (Education), MA '03 (History), President
Felicia Conlan M.S. '09 (Communicative Disorders), Cred '09, Ed.D. '17, Vice President
Cindy Chernow '78 (Anthropology), '91 (Counseling), Immediate Past President
Joaquin Macias '00 (Psychology), Officer
Julisa Chavez '12 (Management), MPA '20, Officer
Cherry Henricks '69 (Journalism), Officer
Samantha Delagardelle Varner, Director, Alumni Relations

DIRECTORS
Talar Alexanian '15 (Journalism)
Arlene Alpert '69 (Sociology), Cred '70
Gene Detchemendy '84
Raul Figueroa MPH '18
Christopher Garlington '04 (Finance & Information Systems)
Timothy Gaspar '07 (Finance) 
 Charles Humphrey '86 (Mechanical Engineering)
Shahtaj Khan '16 (Political Science)
Genein Letford '09 (Education), Cred '05
Jim Murphy '94 (Speech Communication)
Josselyn Partida '16 (Journalism)
Olivia Robledo '89 (Spanish), Cred '93
Richard Snader '87, '92 (Health Administration)
Demontea Thompson '15 (Management)
Kaitlyn Orozco, Student Representative

EX-OFFICIO
Erika D. Beck, CSUN President
Nichole Ipach, Vice President, University Relations and Advancement
Shellie Hadvina '90, MPA '98, Associate Vice President, Development and Alumni Relations

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
1982-1985
BRENT VALLENS
2002-2004
IRENE TOVAR
1962-1964
NORMAN BARONE
1985-1987
TONY PARTIPILO
2004-2006
GENE DETCHEMENDY
 1964-1966
FRANK ST. DENIS
 1987-1989
SHANCY PIERCE
Deceased
2006-2007
PHIL MINAH
1969-1970
ALFONSO ARIAS 
1989-1991
JOE TIRADO
Deceased
2007-2009
LARRY TWERSKY
1970-1971
GARY WARTIK
1991-1992
LEONARD FRIEDMAN
2009-2011
TAMMY TOLGO
1971-1972
BILL KEENE
1992-1994
ALMA ZATARAIN
2011-2013
DENNIS DEYOUNG
1972-1974
TIMOTHY ASHLOCK
1994-1996
CHRISTINE PARTIPILO
2013-2015
FRANCINE OSCHIN 
1975-1978
BILL KEENE
1996-1997
WAYNE ADESTEIN
2015-2017
CARLOS FUENTES
1978-1979
MARILYN WYSEBEEK
Deceased
1997-1998
GERARD MOONEY
2017-2020
CINDY CHERNOW
1980-1981
JIM CONRAN
1998-2000
I. ALLAN OBERMAN
 
1981-1982
HOWARD HALLER
2000-2002
DAVID NOVAK
 

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 Legacy 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, Associate Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations

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