ASI Board of Directors

 

ASI 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 MarquezEmail: 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.

 

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

Michelle PortraitEmail: 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 at Large: J. Gilberto Acuna

J Gilberto PortraitEmail: 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: A'Kia Buford

A'kia PortraitEmail: asibodathletics@csustan.edu
Class Level: Senior
Degree/Major: Biological Sciences with a minor in Business Administration
Hometown: Modesto, CA

What advice do you have for your fellow students?

Utilize the resources surrounding you! College will challenge you in various ways, but there are amazing individuals here at Stanislaus to guide you through any and every situation. Don't hesitate to seek the help you need in order to be the most successful version of yourself.

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?

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.

Director for 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: 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 VenerableEmail: asiboddiversity@csustan.edu
Class Level: Junior
Degree/Major: Social Science
Hometown: Sacramento, CA

What advice do you have for your fellow students?

Do not remain silent so others feel comfortable, your ideas and opinions are valuable. Stand up & speak up.

Director for College of Education, Kinesiology, and Social Work: Vacant

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Class Level: 
Degree/Major: 
Hometown: 

What advice do you have for your fellow students?

 

Director for Graduate Students: Katie Jaycox

Katie JaycoxEmail: asibodgraduate@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 Science: Merril Mathew

Merril MathewEmail: asibodscience@csustan.edu
Class Level: Senior
Degree/Major: Biology
Hometown: Hayward, CA

What advice do you have for your fellow students?

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

Director for Housing and Residential Life: Emma Roots

Emma RootsEmail: asibodreslife@csustan.edu
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

Placeholder PortraitEmail: AsiBODStockton@csustan.edu
Class Level:
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What advice do you have for your fellow students?

 

Dean of Students: Matthew Lopez-Phillips

Matthew Lopez-PhillipsEmail: mlopezphillips@csustan.edu
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

Karen KonerEmail:
Class Level: Coordinator/Assistant Professor of Music Education
Degree/Major:
Hometown: Glendale, AZ

What advice do you have for your fellow students?

 

 

ASI Corporate Staff

 

ASI Executive Assistant: Kylie Carpenter

Kylie PortraitEmail: asiexecassist@csustan.edu
Class Level: Junior
Degree/Major: Psychology & Pre-Nursing
Hometown: Sacramento, CA

What advice do you have for your fellow students?

College is your first baby step in adulthood. It teaches your how to balance between your school, work, and a social life. Remember what your priorities are, but make sure to enjoy your college experience to the best of your abilities. Here at the University there are an immense about of opportunities to get involved. Don’t forget to make the most out of your college years and create lasting memories!

 

ASI Student Government Coordinator: Harbir Atwal

Harbir AtwalEmail: ASIStudGovt@csustan.edu
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 Governmental Relations Coordinator: Dulce Garcia

Dulce Garcia PortraitEmail: asigovrelations@csustan.edu
Class Level: Junior
Degree/Major: Liberal Studies/ Concentration in Earth Science
Hometown: Santa Nella, CA

What advice do you have for your fellow students?

Get out there and follow your dreams, stay positive and love yourself. Be the change in the world that you want to see. Always try your best in anything that you do, if you fail that only means you have to pick yourself up and try again. When things get hard that means the breakthrough is near. Believe that you will succeed and you’re half way there. Don’t be afraid to speak your mind, silence is for the weak