Alumni

  • The DAA 2018 winners on stage with President Harrison.

    Inspirational 2018 Distinguished Alumni

  • Corporate Connect Program Participants

    Connecting alumni to students and each other

  • CSUN's 2017 Volunteer Service Awards winners pose on stage.

    Celebrating those who give back to CSUN

  • Celebrating CSUN Homecoming 2017

    Building Matador pride and spirit

  • Alumni Giving Fuels Student Success

    Helping alumni achieve personal and professional success

  • Matador Statue

    Strengthening resources and philanthropic support

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 Association Board of Directors

Alma Zatarain '80Arlene Alpert '69 '70
Barbara Oberman ’73Bob Luszczak ’84
Carlos Fuentes ’82Chad Charton ’70
Cindy Chernow ’78 M.A. ’91Dennis DeYoung ’87
Felicia Conlan M.S. ’09, Cred ’09, Ed. D. ’17Francine Oschin ’84 M.A.’85
Gene Detchemendy ’84Irene Tovar ’69
Jamie Mata ’01Jim Gorman
Kenia LopezKenny Melcombe ’94
Kevin Breard ’82Larry Twersky ’85
Marcella TylerRobyn Gomez ’11
Shahtaj Khan ’16Shellie Hadvina ’90 M.P.A ’98
Tammy Tolgo ’02Tray Thompson ’14

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, Associate Vice President for Alumni Relations and Annual Giving.

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