THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
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Jerry T. Chang

PRESIDENT/CEO

Contact Information,
Email- asipresident@csueastbay.edu

Statement:

Greetings Pioneers,
      My name is Jerry T Chang. You may know me as a classmate, a tutor, a teaching assistant, a club leader, an ASI committee member, and as another concerned student of CSU East Bay. Since 2008, I�ve engaged students, faculty and the administration in an on-going discussion of how to improve our school. I am honored to have served the students of our university directly as a student, with the cooperation of various student clubs and organizations, and from five ASI committees. Now, I proudly serve to champion the student voice as your ASI president.
      My main goal for ASI is to engage the university and its departments to foster cooperation among the entire campus community. We will provide opportunities for students, faculty, the administration and the local community to come together. My hope is that we better understand our mutual needs and desires and that we search deep within ourselves and within the resources we have at our disposal to bring each other one step closer to our meeting our needs and achieving our desires.
      I hope our campus, at the heart of the bay, becomes a beacon of innovation in collegiate integration with our greater community. I hope the ideas we develop this year will serve as a template for other universities that wish to invest in their surrounding communities. I believe doing so will reaffirm the importance of supporting institutions of higher education in a healthy society focused on economic and social advancement.
      I am here to serve our future and the future of every subsequent generation that follows. I need your input, I need your support, and most importantly I need you to be by my side as we build something special for our fellow students. My name is Jerry T Chang. I am here to serve.
Best regards,
Your Student-Body President
Jerry T. Chang

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Zamil Alzamil

EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT/CHIEF OF STAFF

Contact Information,
Email- asiexecVP@csueastbay.edu

Statement:

Hi Pioneer,
      As you�re elected vice president/chief of staff, I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you all to CSU East Bay! Less than Four years ago, I moved to Hayward, today I am a senior majoring in industrial engineering. I truly treasure my experience here, for it has given me a life changing experience and sharpen my skills as a student and individual.
      The purpose of ASI is to serve CSU East Bay students. for the students are all a part of ASI and ASI is the student. I encourage you to stay involve with our university by taking part in ASI or university committees. One of my main goals is to ensure that the Board of Directors works as a cohesive group to provide the best student service possible.
      Always feel free to drop by the ASI office located in the second floor of the university union to let us know about your concerns and/or questions

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Erik Pinlac

VICE PRESIDENT OF FINANCE

Contact Information,
Email- asivpfinance@csueastbay.edu

Statement:

      I am Erik Pinlac and I am your elected Vice President of Finance for the 2012-13 school year. I am currently pursuing my Masters in Public Administration. My background also includes a bachelor degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Economics and Finance from this fine University, Cal State East Bay. My family came from the Philippines to reside in a city in Southern California known as San Bernardino. I am very family oriented and hope to bring this same mentality to this year�s board. I have seen the struggles that life brings and want to alleviate as much of this for students through offering a multitude of options in student organizations that can change their college experience for the better.

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John H. Erlandson

VICE PRESIDENT, INTERNAL AFFAIRS

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

Statement:

Hello Pioneers and Staff my name is John Erlandson. I am a senior studying Industrial Engineering. CSU East Bay has been more than a home to me for the past four years, and can say that I am proud of the many positive changes I�ve seen here at CSUEB, such as the building of the RAW to promote student health and expanding Student Housing to improve the quality of campus life. For four years, I ran cross country and track for CSUEB and was an active member of Delta Sigma Phi. Before my time is up at CSUEB I would like to give back to the school by being vice president of Internal Affairs. I will focus on maintaining a strong connection between ASI administrators, the board of ASI, informing organizations of important upcoming events and working on expanding important services to students. My goal is to fulfill the duties that I have been elected to as Vice President of Internal Affairs while always keeping in mind that I am working for the students.

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Michelle C. Xiong

DIRECTOR, COLLEGE OF LETTERS, ARTS AND SOCIAL SCIENCE

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

Statement:

Hello Pioneers!
As your elected ASI Director of College of Letter, Arts, and Social Science, I would like to thank everyone that supported me. I would also like to encourage you to participate in ASI and the University by applying for ASI committees. As a fourth year Political Science student, I urge you to get involve, stay active, and aware with C.L.A.S.S and the University. I hope to see you at C.L.A.S.S Meet the Dean in the fall, along with the multiple study lock down throughout the year!
"Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail."-Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Stephanie Pinkston

DIRECTOR, CONCORD CAMPUS

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

Statement:

Hello, my name is Stephanie and I am a senior majoring in Health Science with an option in Administration and Management and a minor in Business Administration. I have a three year old son and raise him as a single mother. Now that he is getting older he is becoming interested in going to school just like his mom which is something that I am very proud to hear. Even though I have gone through my share of struggles I know that the best thing for me was to continue with my education. I started at the Concord Campus as a freshman in the first pre-nursing cluster offered in 2008. In 2009 I began working as a student assistant in Academic Services and in the Computer Lab. From there I became even more involved with the Concord Campus by becoming a mentor in the Big/Little program for incoming pre-nursing students. I became a Concord Campus Ambassador while continuing my work as a student assistant. I am in the process of creating two new clubs to facilitate students becoming more involved with the campus life at the Concord Campus. One of my main goals as ASI Director of the Concord Campus is to bring a sense community to the campus as well as bring more services to the students.

 

Laurel O'Brien

DIRECTOR, ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS

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

Statement:

Hello Pioneers I�m thrilled for the opportunity to serve you as Director of Environmental Affairs for the 2012-13 school year. As an Environmental Studies major, I�m learning so much in my classes about environmental problems on a global scale. I feel absolutely impelled to do whatever I can on a local scale, and where better to start than right here on the CSUEB campus? I see limitless potential for what we can achieve in the area of sustainability, but we�ll need all hands on deck. That�s why one of my main priorities will be supporting the creation of a Sustainability Club to help raise the profile of and engage students on important environmental issues. It�s far too easy to be the stereotypical commuter student at this university, so I want to start organizing efforts that will stop students in their tracks and get them thinking about how sustainability is really at the core of everything we do, no matter where one�s interests lie.
I also want to ensure that ASI takes its ecological footprint into consideration with every decision we make in the event-planning process. Everything from flyers to food and utensils to waste management serve as golden opportunities to show students how our duty as good stewards to the environment doesn�t stop with recycling and turning lights off at home--in this day and age, we need to do all that we can no matter where we are. I think this is a crucial and empowering lesson for every student to take with them down whatever path they choose after graduation.
As a transfer student, I haven�t been around as long as many of you, so I really look forward to taking advantage of this position and getting to know you all much better in the coming year!

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Seetha Ream-Rao

DIRECTOR, LEGISLATIVE AFFAIRS

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

Statement:

Hello,
      My name is Seetha Ream-Rao. I am a junior majoring in Political Science Pre-Law, with a minor in Environmental Studies. Last year I was the Vice Chair of the Legislative Affairs committee and this year I am excited to be the Director of Legislative Affairs.
      As the Vice Chair of the Legislative Affairs committee and I have gotten to see some of the things that ASI can accomplish. Our committee hosted the first annual candidate debate; it was the first of its kind to occur on this campus. Students need a strong voice in today's world. Our state government wants to continue to cut education and put further strains on students. I will work with the ASI committees to work to ensure that students get their financial aid checks on time. Also I will work to find ways to bring more scholarships to our campus. I want to be a member of the Board of Directors because I want to stand up for students. I want to be able to provide all the things students want; more diverse events, a farmers market, opportunities for students to actually have a voice in their education, streamlining the process in which clubs can get recognized and funded, healthier food choices on campus, lobby on behalf of students for state bills that can positively impact students, and any other events and changes students want to happen.
       I will work on to create support for the creation of a fraternity row. Also I will work with our international students and their consulates to bring international support to this campus. I will work to build relationships with elected officials and community members to make our university and community better for students.

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Derek Volk

DIRECTOR, RECREATION AND WELLNESS

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

Statement:

My name is Derek Volk and I am your ASI Director of Recreation and Wellness. As your representative to Associated Students Inc., I will work hard to ensure that the diverse voices of all our students are heard by the campus administrators and decision makers at Cal State East Bay. As an ASI Board of Directors, College of Education and Allied Studies last year I have learned that students can make a difference, as evidenced by putting on a Meet the Dean Event and Suicide Prevention Event. I�ve also gained valuable experience being an ASI Recreation and Wellness Committee member two years ago. Being able to put on events for the students is a good start, but I want to continue the recent progress we have seen at Cal State East Bay and further improve the services we offer our students. Some additional improvements I would like to see for our Recreation and Wellness students include improving intramural leagues, student experience, and help students improve their overall health. These are achievable goals that require our voices to be heard. I will bring a strong work ethic, open mind, and a positive attitude to Associated Students Inc Board of Directors.


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Erik Olivar

DIRECTOR, COLLEGE OF SCIENCE

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

Statement:

Hello! I�m Erik Olivar, and I�m an Industrial Engineering major currently in my fourth year. During my time here at CSUEB, I have been involved with the engineering clubs, including Institute of Industrial Engineers and Engineers for People, Planet, and Prosperity, and have served as a student committee member of the A2E2/IRE Committee for the College of Science. My involvement on campus so far has motivated me to take on the role as Director of College of Science. For the following year, I along with the ASI Board of Directors will work to make certain that the concerns of the students are heard. Specifically to the College of Science, I plan to advocate for study sessions to ensure students receive the help they need; inform students of job and internship opportunities within their field of study; and assist student organizations with planning and promoting events. In addition, with help from the college directors of CLASS, CBE, and CEAS, I hope to build collaboration between the four colleges. Creating a better college experience is of utmost importance, and I am very excited for what this year brings.


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Garrick Sangil

DIRECTOR, UNIVERSITY UNION

Contact Information,
Fax-(510) 885-7415
Phone(office)-(714) 613-2281
E-mail-asidiruu@csueastbay.edu

Statement:

Hello,
I am now in my final year at CSU East Bay as a student of Industrial Engineering. During my early years on campus, I discovered how much one can make a difference. By being actively involved with clubs and organizations I witnessed how much more of an effect a group can make. We have seen many improvements on our campus over the last few years but there's more do to. We can all admit that the atmosphere on our campus can be friendlier and much livelier. We can make a great impact towards these goals if we start at the two busiest buildings on campus, the University Unions. One step into achieving our goals is by making sure that everything in both the unions is running smoothly and efficiently. This would offer the students an exciting and comfortable experience. I thank you all and I am honored to serve the students as a member of the ASI Board of Directors. With the help of the other hardworking members of the ASI Board, faculty and hopefully you the students, we can achieve more than is expected.


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Erin Baca

DIRECTOR, COLLEGE OF BUSINESS & ECONOMICS

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

Statement:

I am honored and extremely excited to hold the position of Director of Colleges, Business & Economics! I will be fully engaged with the student body to listen and understand all students concerns and represent all students effectively to the Administration. I bring a high level of enthusiasm; energy and passion that will help facilitate a successful resolution between students and administration on the issues. A few of the issues I will address are:
1. A lack of effective communication exists between academic departments and the student body. - Resolution: I will facilitate regular town hall meetings between academic departments and the student body - have regular topics to highlight/share campus information.
2. As you are aware, the unemployment rate in the U.S. is at an all time high. It has become extremely difficult for college graduates to find their first professional jobs. Our Academic and Career Counselors are hard to reach.
-Resolution: I will work towards establishing open forums with counselors available to help our students prepare themselves for job interviews, internships and their professional job search. I will make it my personal priority to reach out to Corporations to expose CSU East Bay students to the many professional opportunities available.
3. I will bring Study Lockdowns to all the colleges and engage the Student Center for Academic Achievement for tutoring support.

As Director of Colleges, Business & Economics I am excited and determined to make a difference on this campus by improving the communication between students , administration and lead efforts for collaboration between clubs on campus.

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Stephanie Flowers

ASI Vice President of External Affairs

Contact Information,
Email- asivpexternal@csueastbay.edu

Statement:

Greetings Pioneers,
      My name is Stephanie Flowers I moved to east bay last August from Santa Barbara to pursue a degree in International Studies. I have spent the last few years living and studying in different countries. I have moved a lot, lived in four different countries, and traveled the world, but all of the different experiences I have had over the past few years have helped me define who I am as well as given me a wide perspective on life. One of my goals as Vice President of External Affairs is to foster an atmosphere of student involvement on campus. I would create a forum to give every student a better chance to voice their concerns, and make sure that the needs of the student body are met. My goal is to organize students behind the causes most important to the campus, and to make sure that the ASI and the faculty receives a clear picture of what needs to be accomplished to make Cal State East Bay excellent. I look foreword to serving my fellow students and to making a difference at East Bay.

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Pablo J. Benavente

DIRECTOR, PUBLIC RELATIONS

Contact Information,

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

Statement:

      Hello Pioneers, I am Pablo Benavente (Juan Pablo Benavente), and I am very proud to serve on the Board of Directors as Director of Public Relations for Associated Students Inc. I am Political Science major emphasis in Pre-Law, and Music minor emphasis in Voice.
I am very excited to work and be the voice of the Students. I am currently a 2 year Resident Assistant (RA) for the Resident Halls. Also, I serve as Public Relations for my fraternity Sigma Delta Upsilon, and as well hold other campus jobs and government jobs.
Being able to meet student, administrative, and teacher expectations is a skill that I am good at doing. My personality, determination, and reliability will be demonstrated as Director of Public Relations. My goal is to strengthen the relationship between ASI and Students. As you now many of the students don�t know what ASI has to offer, it is my ultimate goal to show you what ASI can do for you, and how it can help your organization, club, or even you individually. I am ready to commit myself to serve our school, but most important the needs of all students.
"Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you've imagined!" ~Thoreau