Alumni

  • Celebrating CSUN Homecoming 2017

    Celebrating CSUN Homecoming 2017

  • Shaking hands

    Connecting alumni to each other and to current students

  • CSUN fans in the stands

    Building Matador pride and spirit

  • 2016 Distinguished Alumni AwardsBlank.jpg

    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

Shellie HadvinaShellie Hadvina '90, MPA '98
Assistant Vice President, Alumni Relations and Annual Funds
(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.

Kathleen Ayala-RiveraKathleen Ayala-Rivera '13
Coordinator of Alumni Administration
(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.

Trevor ColeTrevor Cole
Student & Young Alumni Engagement Coordinator
(818) 677-2000
Trevor.Cole@csun.edu

Trevor recently graduated from CSUN with his B.A. in Music Industry Studies in spring 2016 and is currently working towards his M.S. in Recreational Sport Management. As a student, Trevor worked for the University Student Union as a Student Event Assistant. He was also highly involved in student organizations, serving as the President of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity and being inducted into Order of Omega (Leadership Honor Society). Trevor is excited to continue working at CSUN and supporting our Students and Young Alumni.

Samantha DelagardelleSamantha Delagardelle
Associate Director, Alumni Relations
(818) 677-4198
Samantha.Delagardelle@csun.edu

Samantha is returning to university life after spending three years managing accounts with a boutique marketing agency. Prior to her time at the agency, she served as the Alumni Relations and Events Manager at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, and worked in both Alumni Relations and Development at the UCLA Anderson School of Management. Samantha has an M.A. in Sports Management from CSU Long Beach, and a B.S. in Business Administration from CSU San Marcos.

Bridget HadleyBridget Hadley
Chapter Programs Associate
(818) 677-7580
Bridget.Hadley@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.

Cheryl McMillan
Alumni Engagement & Programs Coordinator
(818) 677-7850
Cheryl.McMillan@csun.edu

An Alumni Relations team member for 11 years, Cheryl is a lead for signature events including the Distinguished Alumni Awards and the Volunteer Service Awards. Prior to becoming a staff member, Cheryl volunteered with the CSUN history department’s Natchez Historic Conference and Courthouse Records Project. A CSUN alum by choice and marriage, her husband Richard ’89, MA’92 (History) is her best volunteer.

Christina MenaChristina Mena
Career & Professional Development Associate
(818) 677-7849
Christina.Mena@csun.edu

Christina Mena comes from the USC Career Center and has over 15 years of experience working in higher education and the private sector. She received her Bachelor’s Degree from Life Pacific College in Theological Studies and Master’s Degree in Social Science with an emphasis in Leadership Studies from Azusa Pacific University.  Christina is excited to join the Alumni Relations team and support Career & Professional Development programs.

Maya RustomMaya Rustom
Membership & Engagement Coordinator
(818) 677-6882

Maya is a CSUN alum who earned her degree in Political Science in 2017. As a student, she worked within Annual Giving and University Counseling Service’s peer education program. Her three years of teaching, leadership and fundraising experience as a student assistant, and coordinator, have made her an integral part of the institution. Maya will be furthering her education by preparing for Law School, and continuing her efforts to provide leadership and support within CSUN’s Alumni Relations department.

Jonathan ThomasJonathan Thomas
Manager of Alumni Relations
(818) 677-2999

Before coming to CSUN, Jonathan spent several years in the financial and IT industries. Having a passion for higher education, team leadership, and professional development, he brings his experiences to the students on campus to help prepare them for work after college. He is a proud alumnus CSU Channel Islands where he received his B.A. in Liberal Studies in 2014 and he shares the same pride for CSUN, where he enjoys nurturing students’ professional growth and experience through the phonathon program.

Chelsea WisenbakerChelsea Wisenbaker
Development Associate
(818) 677-4112
Chelsea.Wisenbaker@csun.edu

Prior to working at CSUN, Chelsea spent several years within the non-profit sector, first with the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, and then with the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. She is a proud alumnae of UC Santa Cruz, where she received her B.A. in Anthropology in 2010, and she shares the same pride for CSUN, where she enjoys taking the occasional art class and hopes to one day pursue her Master’s.

Bilal ZantoutBilal Zantout
Call Center Coordinator
(818) 677-5096

Bilal is a CSUN alum, earning his degree in Political Science in 2017. His three years of leadership and fundraising experience as a student assistant have made him an integral part of CSUN’s phonathon program. Bilal is continuing to provide his leadership and support to the annual giving efforts while preparing for Law School.