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CSUN Students: Vote In the USU Board of Directors Elections

Elections Results

Stephanie Barboza
Albert Martinez
Jacob Akopnik
Ryan Edwards
Deion Turner*
H Landeros

Tiffany Abodoh
Jasmine Salvador



*We congratulate Deion Turner for being elected to serve as the Associated Students Vice President for 2020–2021.
Per USU Bylaws, he will not be serving as a USU Board member.

Support the Board’s Lasting Legacy of Leadership at CSUN

USU Board of Directors & Associated Students Elections
Vote on Wednesday, April 1 – Thursday, April 2

The University Student Union (USU) Board of Directors is a student-led, action-oriented team dedicated to making a difference for every Matador. They make many important decisions to improve campus life for all CSUN students.

Over the last few years, the Board has been responsible for significant new additions to the USU at CSUN including the Student Recreation Center, Veterans Resource Center, Pride Center and the Oasis Wellness Center. Each year, they bring you popular USU events like Matafest, Matador Nights, CARNAVAL, Crunch Time and about a hundred more.

That’s why it’s important for vote in the USU Board of Directors and Associated Students Elections this spring — because the people you elect will get things done for you. It’s a lasting legacy of leadership that benefits each of us.

Check your CSUN email to cast your vote or visit a campus voting station.

For more information about AS Student Leadership, please visit

2020 USU Board of Directors Candidate Statements

All statements were provided by the candidates and are unedited by the University Student Union.

  • Tiffany AbodohTiffany Abodoh
    Project R.E.D.
    Major: Public Health

    Tiffany Abodoh is a 4th year majoring in Public Health. Tiffany is running for a chair position on the USU Board of Directors. She wants to advocate for the CSUN community and make sure students voices are heard. She serves as Black Student Union President, a Resident Advisor in Housing, and is a part of the University Student Unions Board of Directors Facilities. She’s counting on your support to vote on April 1st and 2nd.

  • Jacob AkopnikJacob Akopnik
    Major: Political Science

    Jacob currently serves as Lower Division Senator, chair of the Associated Students Internal Affairs Committee and serves as a member of The University Corporation Board of Directors. His goal is to bring the organizations on campus together, combining their strengths to create a unified campus that provides more leadership opportunities for our students. He created the LEAD project, an educational leadership opportunity for students, and desires to bring it into the USU.

  • Stephanie BarbozaStephanie Barboza
    Project R.E.D.
    Major: Marketing & Chicanx Studies

    Stephanie is a first-generation, third year student double majoring in Marketing & Chicanx Studies. She is a part of Dreams to Be Heard, AISA, and M.E.Ch.A. Currently, she serves as BOD Vice Chair, actively advocating for culturally competent resources that directly impact underserved and underrepresented students. If re-elected, she plans to promote resources for The DREAM Center along with avenues for undocumented student employment on campus and ensure the new RISE center is grounded on a genuine mission towards social and racial justice.

  • Ryan EdwardsRyan Edwards
    Project R.E.D.
    Major: Mechanical Engineering

    Ryan wants to create a space at the university for students who do not feel a sense of belonging. He currently works in the Matador Involvement Center at the front desk as a Student Assistant. His goal is to build a stronger connection between the students and the overall campus community through being an active resource to students to provide access to the many resources the USU has to offer.

  • Albert MartinezAlbert Martinez

    Albert has served as a former Diversity and Inclusion Committee member and is now currently a USU BOD member and co-chair of the USU Finance Committee. Albert shares a commitment to helping marginalized and underrepresented populations of former foster youth and the formerly incarcerated. He is dedicated to being an advocate not only to those who relate to his experience, but also those who are still trying to find their voice on this campus.

  • H LanderosH Landeros

    H wants to advocate for students of various minority groups, create a safer environment all around the USU, and help provide the necessary programs and services that every student may need. They plan on doing this by attentively reviewing future policies, pushing to fund projects that involve inclusivity, and by helping students feel more connected to their USU. H has 10+ years of experience in leadership, and a fiery passion to help others succeed. PERIOD!

  • Jasmine SalvadorJasmine Salvador
    Major: Criminology and Justice Studies

    Jasmine will advocate for students who need a safe, welcoming community where they can feel they belong. One of her goals is to be the voice of students and help connect them with the many resources on campus. Jasmine will ensure students’ voices are heard. She would like to increase the involvement of students through the events and programs offered by the USU. By using her voice, Jasmine will support students to find academic success.

  • Deion TurnerDeion Turner
    Project R.E.D.
    Major: Public Relations & Psychology

    Deion Turner is a 3rd year majoring in Public Relations & Psychology. Deion is running for a seat on the USU Board of Directors for the 2020-2021 school year because he wants to assist in the USU’s mission of creating diverse and inclusive spaces on campus for students which will foster them reaching their goals. Currently Deion is the President of the Black Student Leadership Council, a member of the USU’s Renovation and Expansion Team, and the RISE Center Committee, as well as a Student Retention Assistant for Black Male Scholars. He hopes to inspire and motivate his peers to become the best version of themselves & find themselves within the University Student Union.