THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS (Under Construction)
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Michelle C. Xiong

PRESIDENT/CEO

Contact Information:

Email - asipresident@csueastbay.edu

Statement:

Greetings Pioneers!

      As a first generation student, I am an advocate for higher education and student success. After taking a quarter off, following my freshman year, I realized the importance of education, and the needed services on our campus to foster student success at East Bay.

      As your student body president, I am looking forward to a year of collaboration to make this a better place for all of us. I will work on providing more programs and services to enhance the student experience while you are here making your way as a Pioneer. Lastly help you build friendships, experiences, and connections that will last long after you've graduated.

Students Empowering Students!

-Michelle C. Xiong

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Erik Pinlac

EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT/CHIEF OF STAFF

Contact Information:

Email - asiexecVP@csueastbay.edu

Statement:

      I am Erik Pinlac your Executive Vice President for the 2013-14 academic year. I have earned my Bachelor degree from our college of Business and Economics an am pursuing my Masters in Public Administration. I was born in the Philippines and my family immigrated to the US to settle in Los Angeles California. I was always taught through example that hard work will get you to where you want to be.

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Thamer Fahad Alhathal

VICE PRESIDENT OF FINANCE

Contact Information:

Email - asivpfinance@csueastbay.edu

Statement:

Hello Pioneers!

      As your VP of Finance I look forward to working all the clubs and organizations on campus to enhance the student life on our campus. I am an international student from Saudi Arabia studying Finance and Management at Cal State East Bay. Prior to being elected as ASI Vice President of Finance, I joined ASI last year as a committee member of the Finance committee.

      While attending high school in Saudi Arabia, I found interest in advocacy and student government. During my time in high school, I worked at the Media Center for the first two years, and in my third year I was elected student body president. In 2010 I moved to Berkeley, California and started my English program at the Language Student International center and began my studies at California State University East Bay.

Go Pioneers!

-Thamer F. Alhathal

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Katrina-Mari Mayol

VICE PRESIDENT, INTERNAL AFFAIRS

Contact Information:

Fax - (510) 885-7415
Email - asivpinternal@csueastbay.edu

Statement:

Hello fellow Pioneers, Staff and Faculty!

      My name is Katrina-Mari Mayol and I am a fourth year student majoring in biology with a focus in physiology and minoring in chemistry. In the past years, I have been involved in Catholic Club, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, the Pilipino Student Association, and Health Connect. I am determined to serve and administer to the needs of CSUEB students through my campus involvement, most especially through my works in ASI. I have grown to love our school and our greatly diverse student body and I hope to build a stronger sense of community on campus. As your newly elected Vice President of Internal Affairs, my goal is to make sure that ASI events, activities, and services are geared toward better serving the student body. I personally encourage each student to take part and contribute to the works of ASI, whether it be showing up to the Town Hall Meetings or taking it one step further and becoming a member of one of our ASI committees. ASI aims to meet the needs of the students and I will do my part to reach that goal. Thank you to all those who have supported me and I am excited for what is to come in this 2013-2014 school year! Go Pioneers!

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Marie Alexandra R. Ibarra

VICE PRESIDENT, EXTERNAL AFFAIRS

Contact Information:

Fax - (510) 885-7415
Email - asivpexternal@csueastbay.edu

Statement:

      My name is Marie Alexandra R. Ibarra, and I am currently a junior, double-majoring in Musical Theatre and English with a minor in Philosophy. In the past three years, I have taken on many leadership roles. I have helped start the Honors Student Council to promote the importance of academic excellence and community service as a University Honors Program student. I am involved with many of the musical theatre productions which promote the importance of the performing arts. I have taken on the role of facilitating and teaching as a Peer Mentor of the General Education Department to help freshmen undergraduate students in their transitional journey from high school into college. Just as well, I have a gained an appreciation for the diversity of ideas and values through my involvement in the Philosophy Society.

      With an outgoing and positive personality, creativity, dependability, and my skill to plan strategically and follow-through will benefit the campus community by serving as Vice President of External Affairs. The experience and skills I have acquired has further inspired me to not only serve specific clubs and programs, but to bridge a connection between ASI and all organizations and students on campus. As Vice President of External Affairs, I will serve to voice the concerns that all students may have, branching from international, freshmen, transfer, and commuter students, in the confidence that ASI will see to it that the needs of the student body influence the future decisions and solutions to be made.

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Jamelia Drake-Smith

DIRECTOR, COLLEGE OF LETTERS, ARTS AND SOCIAL SCIENCE

Contact Information:

Fax - (510) 885-7415
Email - asidirclass@csueastbay.edu

Statement:

  • Shall represent student's concerns in matters pertaining to their colleges and convey reports back to the Board of Directors, and, when necessary, further investigate these matters.

  • Shall meet monthly with the Dean of the College and develop ad-hoc committees with student representatives and host quarterly town hall meetings to discuss matters regarding the College.

  • Shall attend at least one University-wide Committee as well as the Internal Affairs and External Affairs Committee

  • Shall work with clubs and organizations affiliated with their colleges

  • Shall coordinate quarterly events for their colleges

  • Shall serve as academic senator and attend the academic senate meetings
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    Ellen Griffith

    DIRECTOR, CONCORD CAMPUS

    Contact Information:

    Fax - (510) 885-7415
    Email - asidirconcord@csueastbay.edu

    Statement:

          Hello, I'm Ellen Griffith and I'm currently a sophomore majoring in pre-nursing. I grew up in Martinez and went to Alhambra High, and chose to attend Cal State East Bay Concord Campus, which I love. It is a great school with a beautiful view, and I encourage you all to see what it has to offer. Since I take all my classes here in my cohort, I know what the students need. I am very passionate about working towards my career as a nurse, as well as my new position as the ASI Director of Concord Campus. I am completely open to advice and would love for other students to get involved and tell me how we can improve the school together. What I love most about the Concord Campus is its sense of community, and one of my goals is to strengthen it even more. My plan is to make the resources that are available at Hayward easier to access for Concord students. I am looking forward to the school year and doing my best to represent the students as the ASI Director of Concord Campus. I hope that I can improve our experiences at Cal State East Bay together, and please contact me if you have any ideas.

     

    Kathy Cutting

    DIRECTOR, ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS

    Contact Information:

    Fax - (510) 885-7415
    Email - asidirenvironment@csueastbay.edu

    Statement:

          Hello! My name is Kathy Cutting and I am a senior acquiring my Bachelor of Science degree in Geography with an Environmental Studies minor. I have lived in the San Francisco Bay Area all my life and enjoy all that our region has to offer. I take full advantage of the Delta waterways boating with my family (I'm and old school water skier). We also have enjoyed exploring the Sierra ski resorts and camping in the national parks for many years.

          My story involves what so many have experienced in the last few years; I was self-employed as a landscape designer until the economy crashed. At that moment I saw the opportunity to realize my life-long dream of obtaining a college education. I focused on pursuit of an education that I could put to use in the workplace as well as relating to something I truly care about. So here I am, working toward building a sustainable campus by providing our community with a forum in which to explore what sustainability means and how all of us can be part of the solution.

          I look forward to serving as your Environmental Affairs Director and welcome you to join us in our efforts to bring sustainability to Cal State EastBay.

    You can reach me at asidirenvironment@csueastbay.edu

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    Jordan S. Leopold

    DIRECTOR, LEGISLATIVE AFFAIRS

    Contact Information:

    Fax - (510) 885-7415
    Email - asidirlegaffairs@csueastbay.edu

    Statement:

    Hey Pioneers!

          My name is Jordan S. Leopold and I am going into my 3rd year here at CSU East Bay, with a Major in Political Science, and a Minor in Economics and Communications. Since my freshman year I have been a pretty active student. Throughout my college years I have joined ASI's Street Team, pledged Delta Sigma Phi Fraternity, found Zeta Omega Fraternity, I was a Lobby Corps committee member, and I have meet extremely inspiring students. As YOUR newly elected Director of Legislative Affairs, I will work to hear each students concerns regarding education, and be THE VOICE of us students and lobby local lawmakers for the betterment of our education! Definitely get involved and join a committee! If you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions please reach me anytime at asidirlegaffairs@csueastbay.edu I'm extremely amped for this school year, let's make things happen!

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    Chris Gallagher

    DIRECTOR, RECREATION AND WELLNESS

    Contact Information:

    Fax - (510) 885-7415
    Email - asidirrecwellness@csueastbay.edu

    Statement:

          Hey Pioneers! My Name is Chris Gallagher. I am a Recreation management major entering my senior year here at Cal State East Bay. Throughout my years at East bay I have gotten the chance to be an athlete on the Track and Cross Country teams, a peer mentor, president of S.K.A.T.E. and a member of the student athlete advisory committee. As your newly elected Director of Recreation and Wellness and vice chair of Programming Council, My goal is to enhance our programs and services, as well as listen to the voice of the students to bring fun, new and exciting events to our campus. If you would like to get involved I highly suggest you join a committee. If you have any questions, concerns or suggestions please feel free to email me at asidirrecwellness@csueastbay.edu I am looking forward to a great year!

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    Gaozong Yang

    DIRECTOR, COLLEGE OF SCIENCE

    Contact Information:

    Fax - (510) 885-7415
    Email - asidirscience@csueastbay.edu

    Statement:

          My name is Gaozong Yang and I am excited to be your 2013-2014 Director for the College of Science. Being the first generation to attend a four year, many obstacles along my college career have forced me to grow and learn how to solve for myself, such as the importance of networking, finding a mentor you can trust, and building up your experience in your career of interest. I want to help bridge the gap from "I know what I want to do but how can I get there?" to "Yes, I made it!" Among the many ideas I would love to try to incorporate, all fueled by the passion created by the feeling of "I wish I had this when I needed it". Let's work together to support one another and create opportunities and experiences that will help us reach our goals.

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    Raymund Cruz

    DIRECTOR, UNIVERSITY UNION

    Contact Information:

    Fax - (510) 885-7415
    Email - asidiruu@csueastbay.edu

    Statement:

          Hi, I am in my fourth year at CSU East Bay majoring in Industrial Engineering. As your ASI Director of the University Union, I want to accomplish what students want for both the new and the old union towards helping them feel comfortable every time they visit. I will help towards the goal and needs of the students, and to carry all responsibilities of being the director of the University Union. I believe that any comments or suggestions of CSU East Bay students can greatly help improve the union as well as the university itself. I have experienced the excitement of being involved in clubs, committees, and other school activities. We focus to unite students to come together to utilize the University Union which I believe belongs to the CSU East Bay students. We as one could make a big impact here at school as long as we could work together and speak our voices for our fellow students and work our way up to make this school more livelier and a more friendlier environment not just for the students today but for the future students as well here at CSU East Bay.

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    Edward Andreini-Rodriguez

    DIRECTOR, COLLEGE OF BUSINESS & ECONOMICS

    Contact Information:

    Fax - (510) 885-7415
    Email - asidirCBE@csueastbay.edu

    Statement:

    Hello CSUEB Students,

          I cannot express how honored I am to have the opportunity to be a part of the ASI Board. Earlier in the year, before elections, I was very interested in running for the position of the Director of College of Business and Economics to help best serve the business students at this college. Today, I feel more equipped than ever to serve the Board and will do everything in my power to make a positive impact on campus. I have an existing relationship with the Dean, and will meet with him monthly to relay events and issues with the college. I will also work with him extensively over the school year to improve communication between students and the academic departments. I will bring a professional aspect to this position and work with the other business clubs on campus in order to understand the concerns of business students. I will also coordinate quarterly events in order to assist students to be more competitive in their respective field. I believe that this position should be taken seriously and have high aspirations for the College of Business and Economics and its students. Looking forward to a productive school year!

    Sincerely,
    Edward Andreini-Rodriguez
    Director, College of Business and Economics

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    Landon Patton

    DIRECTOR, PUBLIC RELATIONS

    Contact Information:

    Fax - (510) 885-7415
    Email - asidirpublicrelations@csueastbay.edu

    Statement:

          My name is Landon Patton. I am currently a Junior at CSU East Bay with a major in Communications. Over the past two years I have made East Bay my home by becoming involved around campus. I have been on the Orientation Team Board for two years, joined a fraternity, and have participated in other clubs. The reason I ran for the Director of Public Relations on the ASI Board was to show and share my appreciation for the campus to my fellow students. My main focus for this year is pride, and I want to make this campus as appealing to my fellow students as it is to me. I want people to be proud to say that they attended California State University, East Bay. My goals are to improve the morale on campus, to increase school spirit, and to be a transparent, reliable link between the student body and the university. If anyone has a question, concern, or just needs help from finding a building on campus to finding out more information on campus events, please feel free to come to me.