USU Board of Directors

Board of Directors Chair: Hailey Holm

Hailey Holm PortraitEmail: unionboardchair@csustan.edu
Class Level: Senior
Degree and Major: B.A. in Psychology, Child Development
Hometown: Santa Cruz, CA

What advice do you have for your fellow students?
Your time at college will pass quickly so make the most of it. Get involved and take all opportunities that are handed to you.

Board Vice Chair: Bryan Jimenez

Bryan Jimenez PortraitEmail: UVC@csustan.edu
Class Level: Senior
Degree and Major: B.A. in Kinesiology, Health Promotion
Hometown: Modesto, CA

What advice do you have for your fellow students?
Get involved! Whether that be in a club, organization, or department. Begin making connections from day one and continue to explore your options around campus. If you’re not happy with the path in your college experience, don’t settle for it. It is never too late to get more involved or begin networking with those that surround you. I believe that an overall college experience is extremely important and the amount you put into it is the amount you will get out of it. Invest and take full advantage of everything that is offered on this beautiful campus.

Secretary: Allysa Gonzales

Allysa Gonzales PortraitEmail: usubodrep1@csustan.edu

Class Level: Junior
Degree and Major: B.S. in Biological Sciences
Hometown: Modesto, CA

What advice do you have for your fellow students?
Some advice I have for my fellow students is to always keep an open mind and positive attitude in all situations, especially when they appear to be negative or strenuous. How well you overcome difficult obstacles is not necessarily the most important, but your attitude and mindset in the process of overcoming is what makes the achievements more rewarding.

Student Representative: Albert Puentes

Portrait PlaceholderEmail: Puentesalbertthomas@gmail.com

Class Level: Junior
Degree and Major: B.A. in Criminal Justice, Forensic Science
Hometown: Ceres, CA

What advice do you have for your fellow students?
This is a College. It is not the same as High School. You’ll have to put in much more work to completing the work if you want to succeed with a good grade. The syllabus is not something to be taken lightly, it is the road map that will lead you through the course and Semester. The words on the syllabus spell out everything you need to know to succeed in the course. (Not just a piece of paper that professors hand out to take up space in your folders.)

Student Representative: Danielle Martinez

Portrait PlaceholderEmail: DMartinez41@csustan.edu

Class Level: Sophomore
Degree and Major: B.A. in Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement
Hometown: Walnut Creek, CA

What advice do you have for your fellow students?
My advice for fellow students here at Stanislaus would be to get involved with the various organizations and take advantage of the wonderful resources on campus, that will help you learn about different career fields and decide on a particular direction you may want to take. There are so many opportunities, such as student government, community service, clubs, student organizations, campus jobs, even, study groups. Not only will it allow you to make new connections, but lifelong friendships. Also, take these college years seriously and strategically think about where you want to be after graduation. Don’t procrastinate, figure out NOW where you want to be and take the steps you need to take to get there! Don’t wait until the last minute to do your assignments—get them done and out of the way. Be thankful and appreciate each and every day here at Stanislaus . . . it’s your future!

Student Representative: Jeff Montgomery

Portrait PlaceholderEmail: JMontgomery3@csustan.edu

Class Level: Graduate Student
Degree and Major: Master’s in Public Administration
Hometown: Waterford, CA

What advice do you have for your fellow students?
Do not wait for opportunities to come to you. Actively seek out the resources, internships, and other opportunities your department and the university offer. Working closely with others and adding to your resume during your time at CSU Stanislaus will expose you to new possibilities and enable you to be more competitive in the job market.

Student Representative: Blanca Becerra

Portrait PlaceholderEmail: BBecerra2@csustan.edu

Class Level: Junior
Degree and Major: Pre-Nursing
Hometown: Gilroy, CA

What advice do you have for your fellow students?
Put yourself out there and try to join clubs to have more fun Be organized with your time Try to plan ahead or do homework first so you don’t have stress Be prepared for everything even the unplanned or unexpected Don’t be shy and try to meet new people Go to office hours of all your professors to get help, and just know them a little bit more Believe in yourself Focus on your grades and don’t give up Study!!

Business & Finance Designee: Douglas Dawes

Portrait PlaceholderEmail: Ddawes@csustan.edu

Community Representative: Gary Potter

Gary Potter PortraitEmail: gary.2.potter@sbcglobal.net
Class Level: N/A
Degree and Major:Bachelor of Science and Masters Degree from USC.
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA

What motivated you to be involved on campus?
A strong need for the city and CSU to be interactive.

Alumni Representative: Alice Pollard

Alice Pollard PortraitDegree and Major:B.A. in political Science, Secondary Teaching Credential, administrative Services Credential
Hometown: Turlock, CA

What motivated you to be involved on campus?
Stanislaus State, as it was known when I was on campus, was a small campus family with few extra-curricular activities. My tenure pre-dated fraternities and sororities. It was a family atmosphere where most students were involved. Warrior Day and Men’s Basketball were the premier events on campus.

Faculty Representative: Dr. Edward Erickson

Dr. Edward Erickson PortraitEmail: Eerickson@csustan.edu
Class Level: Professor of Economics
Hometown: Riverside, CA

What motivated you to be involved on campus?
To support campus development.

President's Designee: Ron Noble

Ron Noble PortraitEmail: Rnoble@csustan.edu
Class Level: Administration, Dean of Students for Stanislaus State
Degree and Major: Undergraduate degree in Psychology. Graduate degree in Social Work.
Hometown: Los Angles, CA

What advice would you give to another Stanislaus State student?
Enjoy your time as a college student and find a way to get involved.