The Office of Student Development and Transitional Programs oversees the University’s Commencement and Honors Convocation ceremonies in the spring.
Should you have any questions regarding the Commencement and Honors Convocation at CSUN, contact the Office of Student Development and Transitional Programs at (818) 677-2393.
Christopher J. R. Aston
Director, Office of Student Development and Transitional Programs
Christopher Aston is responsible for university programs that bookend student life at CSUN, including New Student Orientation (NSO) for freshman, transfer, and international student populations, and the university’s Commencement and Honors Convocation ceremonies as well as other annual welcoming events. Mr. Aston manages and supervises the NSO leadership programs, which include a team of more than 150 leaders and mentors charged with supporting the continuous process of integrating new students into the academic, cultural and social context at CSUN. His guidance and leadership extend past the Office of Student Development and Transitional Programs as an adjunct professor through undergraduate studies, instructing courses for University 100, the Freshman Seminar at CSUN. Additionally, Mr. Aston has taught courses in the Department of Communication Studies, where he received both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees.
Sabrina Gak, Coordinator
Commencement & Transitional Events
Yannelli Mejia, Ticketing and Technology Coordinator
Daisy Garcia, Student Coordinator
Theresa Hadden, Administrative Support Assistant
New Student Programs & Commencement/Honors Convocation