Matador Achievement Center

  • Matador Achievement Center
  • Matador Achievement Center
  • Matador Achievement Center
  • Matador Achievement Center
  • Matador Achievement Center

Staff Members

Lindsey Schantz, Interim Director of the Matador Achievement Center

Team: Baseball, Men's Soccer


Kevin Green, Senior Athletic Academic Advisor

Kevin Green joined the Matador Achievement Center as a Senior Athletic Academic Advisor in March of 2020. Green comes to CSUN from Pepperdine University where he served as an Academic Services Coordinator. Green began his career at Pepperdine in March 2014 at the OneStop Office as an advisor before moving to Athletics in 2015.Green previously worked in academic advising at various institutions based in Chicago.Originally from Chicago, Green received his associate's degree from Elgin Community College in 2000, his bachelor's degree in psychology from Augustana College in 2003 and his master's of education in counseling (college student development) from DePaul University in 2009. Green was a student-athlete himself, having played baseball both at Elgin and Augustana. Kevin also oversees the Summer Success Program for incoming Student-Athletes. 

Teams: Women's Basketball, Women's Soccer, Softball, Men's and Women's Track, Men's and Women's Cross Country, Men's Volleyball


Maddi Ittner, Athletic Academic Advisor 

Maddison Ittner was named to the position of Athletic Academic Advisor in CSUN’s Matador Achievement Center in spring of 2020. She began her time in the MAC as an Assistant Learning Specialist working with student-athletes to better develop their academic skills. Ittner then moved on to a Graduate Assistant role in the MAC working with Men’s Basketball, where her research and teaching experience could be applied to the overall goal of academic successes for student athletes. Ittner received her Bachelor's degree in Sociology with minors in Communication studies and Gender/Women’s Studies from CSUN. While she was working towards her degree she competed as a shot put and hammer thrower for the CSUN Track and Field team. Ittner is currently finishing her M.A. in Sociology and will graduate in May 2020. She looks forward to a bright future in the MAC and at CSUN.

Teams: Women's Tennis, Women's Water Polo, Men's and Women's Golf. 


Melissa Olsen, Senior Athletic Academic Advisor/ Specialist Interim.

Melissa Olsen joined the Matador Achievement Center in 2019 as an Academic Specialist working primarily with Men's Basketball.

Teams: Men's Basketball, Women's Volleyball, Women's Beach Volleyball


Lonnell Edwards Athletic Academic Advisor

Lonnell Edwards was named to the position of Athletic Academic Advisor in CSUN’s Matador Achievement Center in Fall 2021. Prior to arriving at CSUN, he served in the Marine Corps for four years. After his enlistment, he continued his education at Mt. San Antonio College in Walnut, Calif. receiving his associate’s degree in Kinesiology.
As a student, he worked in the Research and Institutional Effectiveness (RIE) department as a Research Assistant. He later transferred to UCLA where he majored in sociology. While at UCLA, he worked as a Peer Advisor for Center for Community College Partnership assisting local community college students with transferring to four-year universities.
After earning his bachelor’s degree, he continued graduate school at the University of California-Berkeley. He received his masters of arts degree in education, cultural studies of sport in education and completed his thesis project on the experience of Black male transfer student-athletes at the four-year universities. He also worked as Graduate Tutor for the Cal football team ensuring student success and academic development for first and second-year student-athletes.

Teams: Men's and Women's Track, and Men's and Women's Cross Country


Downie Tech, Learning Specialist


Jolleen Hartman, Administrative Support Coordinator


Catherine Rosa, Administrative Support Coordinator 

Catherine Rosa is the Administrative Support Coordinator for the Matador Achievement Center, fifth floor. She manages the Travel Letters, Equipment Checkout, as well as the Textbook Loan Library programs for the Student-Athletes.