About Us

Patrick Bailey

Patrick Bailey
Director, Office of Student Involvement and Development

Patrick Bailey has served as the Director of Student Involvement and Development at CSUN since September 2014. In this role he is responsible for a variety of programs and services focused on connecting, developing and celebrating CSUN students. The Matador Involvement Center, New Student Orientation and the signature campus programs of Commencement and Freshman Convocation are included in this portfolio. Patrick is passionate about student success and understands the advantage that student involvement can provide. Building campus connections for students and developing spirit and traditions to enhance the overall student experience has always been a special area of focus for him.

Originally from Poca, West Virginia and still a very proud “Poca Dot,” Patrick completed his undergraduate degree from Bethany College, in Bethany, WV, and his Master’s degree in Communication Studies from West Virginia University. Prior to becoming a Matador, Patrick worked at West Virginia State University (Yellow Jackets), California State University, Los Angeles (Golden Eagles), and at the University of Southern California (Trojans).

Patrick has been involved in various professional and community organizations. He chaired the 100th Anniversary Task Force for the Association of College Unions International (ACUI) and was awarded an Honorary Lifetime Membership for his contributions in addition to being named as an ICON. He is a 4-H All-Star and also served as the Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors for the Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles.


Vicki AllenVicki Allen
Assistant Director, Student Involvement
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Vicki Allen serves in the Office of Student Involvement and Development as the administrator in charge of the Matador Involvement Center; she has worked in higher education for over 26 years. Ms. Allen has dedicated her professional career to the California State University system previously working at Humboldt State University, California State University, Los Angeles and is in her 20th year at CSUN. Ms. Allen has presented workshops at the national and regional conferences for the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators, The Association of College Unions International, the National Association for Campus Activities and numerous other professional associations. She has taught courses at the Department of Recreation and Tourism Management in the College of Health and Human Development at CSUN, and currently serves as an adjunct faculty member at Pierce College teaching public speaking. Ms. Allen is a product of the California State University system as a first generation college student she earned a bachelor’s of art degree in social science from Humboldt State University. Ms. Allen completed a master’s degree in communication studies from CSUN in 1999 and is proud Northridge alumna. 


Agustín "Augie" Garibay
Activities Coordinator
Clubs and Organizations

Leadership Programs

Maria Elizondo
Activities Coordinator
Volunteer Programs / Unified We Serve

Vanessa Bustamante
Activities Coordinator
Fraternity and Sorority Life

Colleen Frenck
Administrative Support Assistant

Student Staff

Graduate Student Assistants

Angie Gonzalez
Clubs and Organizations

Cat Placencia
Involvement Advisor

Natalie Ikker
Fraternity and Sorority Life

Sidra Bahadar
Clubs and Organizations

Stephanie Castro
Leadership Programs


Student Assistants

Aanchal Padyal
Activities Student Assistant, Clubs and Organizations

Aby Catalan
Programs Assistant, Unified We Serve

Christina Navarro
Events Assistant, Unified We Serve

Edwin Pacheco
Fraternity and Sorority Life

Katrina Beltran
Time, Place, and Manner

Monica Carrillo
Activities Student Assistant, Clubs and Organizations

Susana Elizalde

Zenab Afolabi

Getting to the Matador Involvement Center

The Matador Involvement Center is located in the University Student Union (USU), Sol Center on the first floor (see CSUN Map)

We encourage you to use alternative transportation to get to campus such as walking, bikingcarpoolingMetrolink or Metro Bus. Public transportation discounts are available to students. Please contact the campus Transportation Services Department for more information and the A.S. Ticket Office for purchasing information.

Para transit is available to people with disabilities.

If you need to drive, the closest parking lot to our office is G3, which runs along Zelzah Avenue. Parking permits are required at all times and can be purchased from an attendant at the parking kiosk or from one of the dispensers. For more information on parking passes, please visit the Parking and Transportation Services website.