ASI Board of Directors

Current Board Members (2016-2017)

President: Brandon Demers

Brandon DemersEmail: aspresident@csustan.edu
Phone: 209-664-3824
Class Level: Senior
Degree/Major: B.A. Political Science, B.A. Economics 
Hometown: Turlock, CA

What advice do you have for your fellow students?
Talk to as many people as you can. Fellow students, faculty, staff, administrators, everyone! By meeting new people, you expand your network and greatly increase your chances of success.  

ASI Vice President: Maria Marquez 

Maria Marquez Email: asvicepresident@csustan.edu
Phone: 209-664-3821
Class Level: Senior 
Degree/Major: Communications Studies concentrating in Public Relations with a minor in Journalism
Hometown: San Jose, CA

What advice do you have for your fellow students?
I encourage students to become involved within their college community, whether its Greek life, student government, athletics, clubs etc. at the end of the day you are in charge of your own college experience. Also, by getting involved on campus, you will be testing the skills you learn inside of the classroom and preparing yourself for the real world once you graduate college.

 

 

 

Director at Large: J. Gilberto Acuna

Email: ASIBODatlarge@csustan.edu
Class Level: Senior
Degree/Major: Psychology
Hometown: Stockton, CA

What advice do you have for your fellow students?
Let’s face it, we will encounter many challenges in our journey towards success, however, YOU will be the one to choose from failure or success. Enjoy your Stanislaus experience at its maximum. Get involved, get interested, get curious and create your own legacy!

 

 

 

Director for Athletics: Vacant

Email: asibodathletics@csustan.edu
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Director for Environment: Nancy Medina 

Nancy MedinaEmail: ASIBODenvironment@csustan.edu
Class Level: Senior 
Degree/Major: Kinesiology with a Concentration in Exercise Science
Hometown: Newman, CA 

What advice do you have for your fellow students?
Try everything at least once, Believe in yourself, Commit to your goals, and Conquer your dreams.

Take chances, get out there, and explore what the campus has to offer; the people you may meet along become longtime friends and the doors that open up become opportunities. It’s an experience worth exploring. 

 

Board of Director for the College of Business: Sandra Lezama

Sandra LezamaEmail: asibodbusiness@csustan.edu
Class Level: Senior
Degree/Major: International Business
Hometown: Merced, CA

What advice do you have for your fellow students?
College life can be stressful, but perspective is key. "You have to be thankful that we can stress about things like having a job or going to college. There are others that wish they could have our problems." 

 

Director for Student Clubs and Organizations: Alessandra Ramirez

Alessandra RamirezEmail: asibodstudentorgs@csustan.edu
Class Level: Junior
Degree/Major: B.A. in Psychology
Hometown: Hughson, CA

What advice do you have for your fellow students?
Don't be afraid to get involved. It can be so easy to just go to class and then go home. Step out of your comfort zone and get involved on campus! You'll meet a ton of amazing people and gain a lot of new experiences.

 

Director for Diversity: Mi'shaye Venerable

Mi'shaye Venerable

Email: asiboddiversity@csustan.edu
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Director for College of Education, Kinesiology, and Social Work: Jimmye Absood

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Email: AsibodEksw@csustan.edu

Class Level: Junior
Degree/Major: B.S. in Kinesiology
Hometown: Gustine, CA

What advice do you have for your fellow students?
I would advise my fellow classmates to get involved early and meet as many people you can. Take the opportunity to meet as many people as you can.

Board of Directors for Graduate Students: Katie Jaycox

Email: asiboddiversity@csustan.edu
Class Level: 
Graduate Student 
Degree/Major: Assyrian History, Diplomatic History
Hometown: Waterford, CA 

What advice do you have for your fellow students?

The great playwright William Shakespeare said in the play, Twelfth Night, “Be not afraid of greatness. Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and others have greatness thrust upon them.” This is the time to learn and gain the knowledge needed to achieve greatness. Greatness does not mean that you are perfect. Instead, those who are great are the ones who learn from their mistakes. Now is the time to make those mistakes.  Fall in love a lot, change majors till you decide on the career you want, skip that one night of studying to laugh with your friends, and take this time to discover yourself.  Remember, studying is important in order to be an excellent student, but it is not everything. Take this time to have fun, make friends, network with future job opportunities, and most importantly, take the time to grow into your future self. Do this and you will be truly remarkable. 

 

 

 

 

Director for College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences/ ASI Secretary: Michelle Nungaray

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Email: asibodahss@csustan.edu
Class Level: Junior
Degree/Major: Criminal Justice  
Hometown: Soledad, CA

 

What advice do you have for your fellow students?
There’s a day when you realize that you’re not just a survivor. You’re a warrior you’re tougher than anything life throws your way!

 

 

 

 

 

Director for College of Science: Merril Mathew

Merril Mathew

Email: asibodscience@csustan.edu
Class Level: Senior
Degree/Major: Biology
Hometown: Hayward, California

 

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Learn to manage your time effectively. It is one of the best ways of minimizing the stress you experience during college. 

 

 

 

 

ASI Director for Housing and Residential Life: Emma Roots

 

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Class Level: 
Junior
Degree/Major: Nursing
Hometown: Ione, CA

What advice do you have for your fellow students?
I would tell students to get involved in the campus- it makes your college experience so much better, whether it's a sorority, fraternity, club, or ASI. Just get involved in your school and have fun with it!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Director for Stockton Center: Vacant

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Email: AsiBODStockton@csustan.edu
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Dean for Students: Matthew Lopez-Phillips

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Class Level: Administration, Dean of Students for Stanislaus State
Degree/Major: BA. Psychology, M.S in College Student Development and Counseling Psychology, ABD Higher ED Leadership Change
Hometown: 

What advice do you have for your fellow students?
As a college student here at Stan State, you’ll find that some of your most transformative moments will occur outside of the classroom. These types of experiences and learning develops your ability to integrate your knowledge and skills across different settings in order to solve real-world problems. This will make you a more well-rounded student prepared to take on active role in today’s global society. However, you need to be actively involved beyond your classroom to avail yourself to these opportunities. In short, get involved! In a club, student organization, research, intramural sports team, volunteer or take an on campus job. College is not a spectator sport! I would encourage you to play as hard as you can so you can get all you can out of your years with us. There is something for everyone her at Stan State and we want to provide you with opportunities and experiences that you will remember for a lifetime. Go Warriors! Welcome to the Family!

 

 

 

 

Faculty Member: Karen Koner

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ASI Corporate Staff

 

Executive Assistant: Kylie Carpenter

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ASI Student Government Coordinator: Harbir Atwal

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Phone: 209-664-3885
Class Level: Senior
Degree/Major: Business Administration, concentrations in Human Resources and Entrepreneurship 
Hometown: Livingston, CA

What advice do you have for your fellow students?
Networking is key in college, so get involved as soon as possible and make those connections! Stan State has so many opportunities available for students to be active on campus. Find your fit and make the most of your college experience!

 

 

ASI Budget Assistant: Jade Poon

Email: ASIBudgetAssistant@csustan.edu
Phone: 209-664-3820
Class Level: Senior
Degree/Major: Kinesiology-Exercise Science, Minor in Psychology
Hometown: Sacramento

What advice do you have for your fellow students?
College is a time to grow as an individual and make friends that last a life time. Get out and get involved. Do not be afraid to venture out, you’ll never know what opportunities lie ahead of you. You are the key to your experience here at Stan State!