About Us

Our Mission

The Office of Student Involvement and Development exists to develop and support students in becoming engaged members and successful graduates of the CSUN community. Through purposeful co-curricular programming, advocacy, and advisement, the Office of Student Involvement and Development familiarizes students with the campus and its resources, fosters social connections and campus pride, provides opportunities for involvement and leadership development, and cultivates students’ passion to positively impact their communities.  

Through active collaboration with our faculty, staff, and students, the Office of Student Involvement and Development supports students in the completion of their educational and personal goals; promotes cultural awareness and understanding of individual differences; and inspires lifelong commitment to learning, service and California State University, Northridge.

The CSUN Office of Student Involvement and Development: Connecting, Developing and Celebrating our Students! 


Patrick Bailey

Patrick Bailey
Director, Office of Student Involvement and Development

Patrick Bailey has served as the Director of Student Involvement and Development at CSUN since September 2014. In this role he is responsible for a variety of programs and services focused on connecting, developing and celebrating CSUN students. The Matador Involvement Center, New Student Orientation and the signature campus programs of Commencement and Freshman Convocation are included in this portfolio. Patrick is passionate about student success and understands the advantage that student involvement can provide. Building campus connections for students and developing spirit and traditions to enhance the overall student experience has always been a special area of focus for him.

Originally from Poca, West Virginia and still a very proud “Poca Dot,” Patrick completed his undergraduate degree from Bethany College, in Bethany, WV, and his Master’s degree in Communication Studies from West Virginia University. Prior to becoming a Matador, Patrick worked at West Virginia State University (Yellow Jackets), California State University, Los Angeles (Golden Eagles), and at the University of Southern California (Trojans).

Patrick has been involved in various professional and community organizations. He chaired the 100th Anniversary Task Force for the Association of College Unions International (ACUI) and was awarded an Honorary Lifetime Membership for his contributions in addition to being named as an ICON. He is a 4-H All-Star and also served as the Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors for the Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles.


Vicki AllenVicki Allen
Assistant Director, Student Involvement
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Vicki Allen serves in the Office of Student Involvement and Development as the administrator in charge of the Matador Involvement Center; she has worked in higher education for over 26 years. Ms. Allen has dedicated her professional career to the California State University system previously working at Humboldt State University, California State University, Los Angeles and is in her 20th year at CSUN. Ms. Allen has presented workshops at the national and regional conferences for the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators, The Association of College Unions International, the National Association for Campus Activities and numerous other professional associations. She has taught courses at the Department of Recreation and Tourism Management in the College of Health and Human Development at CSUN, and currently serves as an adjunct faculty member at Pierce College teaching public speaking. Ms. Allen is a product of the California State University system as a first generation college student she earned a bachelor’s of art degree in social science from Humboldt State University. Ms. Allen completed a master’s degree in communication studies from CSUN in 1999 and is proud Northridge alumna. 


John LeJay II
Fraternity and Sorority Life

Maria Elizondo
Volunteer Programs / Unified We Serve

Nikiya McWilliams, MPA
Clubs & Organizations/Student Leadership

Marcos Pineda
Activities Coordinator
Fraternity and Sorority Life

Alex Salazar
Activities Assistant
Clubs & Organizations/Leadership Programs

Leadership Programs

Student Staff

Graduate Student Assistants

Linda Do
Volunteer Programs

Maritza Robles
Fraternity and Sorority Life

Angel Louise Legaspi
Fraternity and Sorority Life

Student Assistants

Adriana Covarrubias
Time, Place, and Manner

Christel Bowen
CSUN Food Pantry

Darren Winograd

Alex Gallardo

Andy Tram

Nash Niles
Fraternity and Sorority Life

Stephanie Perez-Sandoval
Clubs and Organizations

Justin Gozalez
Clubs and Organizations

Samantha Jimenez
Programs Assistant, Unified We Serve

Xochitl Sosa
Events Assistant, Unified We Serve

Susana Elizalde

Getting to the Matador Involvement Center

The Matador Involvement Center is located in the University Student Union (USU), Sol Center on the first floor (see CSUN Map)

We encourage you to use alternative transportation to get to campus such as walking, bikingcarpoolingMetrolink or Metro Bus. Public transportation discounts are available to students. Please contact the campus Transportation Services Department for more information and the A.S. Ticket Office for purchasing information.

Para transit is available to people with disabilities.

If you need to drive, the closest parking lot to our office is G3, which runs along Zelzah Avenue. Parking permits are required at all times and can be purchased from an attendant at the parking kiosk or from one of the dispensers. For more information on parking passes, please visit the Parking and Transportation Services website.