USU Board of Directors

Board Chair: Allysa Gonzales

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Class Level: Junior
Degree/Major: Biology, Minor in Ethics
Hometown: Modesto

What advice do you have for your fellow students?

I would advise fellow students to get involved as soon as possible and to utilize all of the many resources that are available to them on this campus. There is a lot more this campus offers than meets the eye. 


Board Vice Chair: Jennifer Galeana-Vasquez

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Class Level: Senior
Degree/Major: Communication Studies
Hometown: Redwood City, CA

What advice do you have for your fellow students?

Take on every opportunity presented to you! Get involved in anything that sounds interesting to you. Whether that be a club, organization, or department. Networking is a very important part of your college experience. Use the time that you are in school to build to your resume and your relationships, but most importantly have fun and make the most out of your time at Stan State!




Secretary: Sabrina Pineda

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Class Level: Junior
Degree/Major: Biological Sciences 
Hometown: San Francisco, CA 

What advice do you have for your fellow students?

Stanislaus State is a small school, but it can offer so much to its students. Be sure to take advantages of all your resources during your time here. Stay involved and never be afraid to reach out and learn from all of the experienced faculty and staff.  Above all work hard, have fun and be proud to be a warrior!



Student Representative: Hayley Tobin

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Class Level: Junior
Degree/Major: Bachelors of Science in Psychology 
Hometown: Brentwood, CA

What advice do you have for your fellow students?

Get involved as much as you can handle in college. The opportunities you get and the people you meet will make whatever you get involved in well worth it. 



Student Representative: Albert "AJ" Puentes

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Class Level: Junior
Degree/Major: Criminal Justice
Hometown: Ceres, CA

What advice do you have for your fellow students?

Don’t be afraid to just go out and meet some new people. Socializing is a great way to build new friendships and get the most out of your college experience



Student Representative: German Silva

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Class Level: Junior
Degree/Major: Geography, Minor in Environmental & Resource Studies and Biology 
Hometown: Tracy, CA

What advice do you have for your fellow students?

Talk to your professors. They want to help you succeed in school and you never know when they might have additional opportunities for you. 



Student Representative: Irene Gradilla

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Class Level: Junior
Degree/Major: Business Administration, General Business
Hometown: Ceres, CA

What advice do you have for your fellow students?

Advice I have for fellow students here at Stanislaus State is if you see a good opportunity come up, do not hesitate to take it. Life is too short to let it pass you by. Especially when you know it can help further your career. It may surprise you to see the amount of potential you can achieve. You can do anything; it is all about taking the first step. Never believe you cannot do it because you can! 




Student Representative: James Nelson

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Class Level: Senior
Degree/Major: BA in Kinesiology, with a concentration in Health Promotion
Hometown: Modesto, CA

What advice do you have for your fellow students? 

Get involved as much as you can, make friends, memories and don’t let a single opportunity go to waste. This is one of the most exciting times of our lives where we learn and grow so much the journey gets difficult but never fault yourself. believe in your ability to succeed.





Student Representative: Dylan McAlister-Becker

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Class Level: Sophomore
Degree/Major: Biological Sciences
Hometown: Turlock, CA

What advice do you have for your fellow students? 

Don't be afraid to get out and experience events or organizations on campus. Many a time you will find something that sparks an interest in you. This is a great way to network with those who have the same passion. Be proud with what you have done successful or not, we are all learning here.






Business & Finance Designee: Darrell Haydon

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Class Level: N/A

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Community Representative: Gary Potter

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Class Level: N/A
Degree/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/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

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Class Level: Professor of Economics
Hometown: Riverside, CA

What motivated you to be involved on campus?

To support campus development.




President's Designee: 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

What advice would you give to another Stanislaus State student?

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!