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Board of Directors

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Over the last few years, the USU Board of Directors (BOD) and its committees have launched popular CSUN student destinations including the Student Recreation Center, Oasis Wellness Center, Pride Center and Veterans Resource Center. The BOD also approved making the DREAM Center a department of the University Student Union in 2020.

As the student leaders of a non-profit auxiliary of the CSUN campus, the Board of Directors is primarily responsible for developing policy for the USU. The overall purposes and responsibilities of the BOD are to maintain USU buildings and facilities, oversee financial matters, facilitate programs and adopt policies in the best interest of students, in keeping with the policies set forth by the Trustees of the California State University system and CSUN.

Start doing more now for your campus through involvement with the University Student Union Board of Directors.

Are you interested in joining the USU BOD? There are three ways to get involved:

  1. Run for a seat on the BOD in the Spring Elections. Each spring, students run in the AS/USU elections for five of the ten student seats.
  2. Apply for an open seat on the BOD if there are any vacancies. Contact the BOD Assistant to find out about any current vacancies.
  3. Join a USU Board of Directors standing committee to learn about the USU and BOD while developing skills for the future. The standing committees include: the audit committee, the facilities and commercial services committee, the finance committee, and the personnel committee. Students who serve on committees and demonstrate leadership potential are always encouraged to run for a seat on the BOD.

Eligibility:
Students who serve on the BOD or a committee must have a minimum cumulative and semester 2.0 GPA, and must have completed at least one semester at California State University, Northridge.

Meet the Board

Jasmin Zesati

Jasmin Zesati, Chair
usuboardchair@csun.edu



 

 

Daniel Lopez

Daniel Lopez, Vice Chair
Chair, Retirement Plan Committee
usuboardvicechair@csun.edu



 

 

 

Angelina Armenta, Student Representative
Co-Chair, Personnel Committee
angelina.armenta.654@my.csun.edu



 

 

 

Angelina Collins, Student Representative
Chair, Facilities and Operations Committee
angelina.collins.781@my.csun.edu



 

 

Mishell De Leon

Mishell De Leon, Student Representative
Co-Chair, Finance Committee
mishell.deleon.289@my.csun.edu



 

 

Ashley Godinez

Ashley Godinez, Student Representative
Co-Chair, Diversity and Inclusion Committee
ashley.godinez.855@my.csun.edu



 

 

Marilyn Orantes

Marilyn Guicela Orantes, Student Representative
Chair, Finance Committee
marilyn.orantes.919@my.csun.edu



 

 

Sankalp Pala

Sankalp Pala, Student Representative
Co-Chair, Facilities and Operations Committee
venkatasaisankalp.pala.569@my.csun.edu



 

 

Nawshin Sabah

Nawshin Sabah, Student Representative
Chair, Diversity and Inclusion Committee
nawshin-tasnim.sabah.778@my.csun.edu



 

 

 

German Wong, Student Representative
Chair, Personnel Committee
german.wong.944@my.csun.edu



 

 

Debra L. Hammond

Debra L. Hammond, Executive Secretary
debra.hammond@csun.edu

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

 

 

 

Joaquin Macias, Alumni Representative
joaquinfwmacias@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

Megan Bell, Staff Representative
megan.bell@csun.edu

 

 

 

 

Dr. Freddie Sánchez

Dr. Freddie Sánchez, University Representative
freddie.sanchez@csun.edu

Pronouns: He/Him/His

 


 

 

Dr. Edith Winterhalter, University Representative
edith.t.winterhalter@csun.edu

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

 

 

Dr. Mirna Troncoso Sawyer

Dr. Mirna Troncoso Sawyer, Faculty Representative
mirna.sawyer@csun.edu



 

 

 

Paige Hajiloo

Paige Hajiloo, Associated Students President*
president@csunas.org

*This position serves as a liaison to the Board of Directors and is not eligible to vote.

 

2023-24 BOD Strategic Goals

  1. The USU Board of Directors (BOD) will build camaraderie and establish meaningful connections as a team while gaining essential leadership and career readiness skills.
  2. The USU BOD Committee members will participate in leadership development activities to enhance their skills and encourage continued involvement within the University Student Union.
  3. The USU BOD will increase student awareness about the University Student Union.
  4. The USU BOD will allocate financial resources to support “basic needs” of CSUN students.

Meeting Schedule

  • July 17, 2023
  • Aug. 28, 2023
  • Sept. 11, 2023
  • Oct. 23, 2023
  • Nov. 13, 2023
  • Dec. 4, 2023
  • Jan. 22, 2024
  • Feb. 12, 2024
  • March 4, 2024
  • April 8, 2024
  • May 6, 2024
  • June 3, 2024
  • June 10, 2024

All meetings are held at 12:30 p.m. in the Grand Salon.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, these meetings may be modified and/or offered virtually.

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