Melanie Alvarez Rojas,Chair
Major/Minor: Political Science/Community and Civic Engagement
Involvement: USU Board of Directors, USU Diversity and Inclusion Committee, Hermanas Unidas
Melanie uses her passion for social justice and past involvement with the USU’s Diversity and Inclusion committee as a platform to advocate for cultural diversity. She is determined to be the voice for CSUN students by pushing for more inclusivity to enrich the college experience for everyone. Melanie makes sure to voice her opinion for underrepresented communities and works hard to make change that will continue to benefit future generations here at CSUN.
Albert Martinez, Vice Chair
Chair, Retirement Plan Committee
Major: Chicana/o Studies
Involvement: EOP Admissions Outreach Intern, Resilient Scholar and USU Board of Directors
Albert shares a commitment to helping marginalized and underrepresented populations of former foster youth and the formerly incarcerated. He exercises his leadership skills around the campus and also actively participates in outreach to the most underserved communities. He is dedicated to being an advocate and role model not only to those who relate to his experience, but also those who are in pursuit of fulfilling their dreams.
Stephanie Barboza, Student Representative
Chair, Diversity and Inclusion Committee
Major: Marketing & Chicanx Studies
Involvement: USU Board of Directors, Dreams to Be Heard, Revolutionary Scholars
Stephanie is a first-generation student from the San Fernando Valley. Serving as the BOD Vice Chair, she is passionate about advocating for culturally competent resources that directly impact students. She is dedicated to being a voice for students and educating them about all of the existing resources the USU provides.
Arrah Ebot Enaw, Student Representative
Chair, Facilities and Commercial Services Committee
Major: Computer Engineering
Involvement: USU Board of Directors, National Society of Leadership and Success
Arrah desires to make sure all student voices are heard by working to ensure their suggestions on how to improve campus life are taken into consideration. This is her second year on the Board of Directors and she is very pleased to represent CSUN students. She plans to attend medical school after pursuing her bachelor’s degree in computer engineering.
Ayana Galves, Student Representative
Chair, Personnel Committee
Major: Biology Major/Africana Studies Minor
Involvement: USU Board of Directors
Ayana is a CSUN Freshman and first-generation African American student. She strives to promote community throughout the university while helping the USU become a safe space for all students. One of her main goals is to give all CSUN students a voice within the USU.
H Landeros, Student Representative
Co-Chair, Diversity and Inclusion Committee
Dr. Shelley Ruelas-Bischoff, University Representative
Rose Merida, Associated Students President*
*This position serves as a liaison to the Board of Directors and is not eligible to vote.
- July 20, 2020
- Aug. 24, 2020
- Sept. 21, 2020
- Oct. 19, 2020
- Nov. 16, 2020
- Dec. 7, 2020
- Jan. 25, 2021
- Feb. 15, 2021
- March 22, 2021
- April 12, 2021
- May 3, 2021
- June 7, 2021
All meetings are held via Zoom (Meeting ID: summfall2020bodmeetings) at 12:30 p.m.
- July 2020: BOD Summer Retreat*
- July/Aug. 2020: Committee Chair/Co-Chair Training*
- Aug. 19, 2020: Student Summit*
- Aug. 27, 2020: Matafest*
- Sept. 7, 2020: Holiday — Labor Day
- Sept. 18, 2020: Matador Nights*
- Nov. 2020: ACUI Region I Conference*
- Nov. 11, 2020: Holiday — Veterans Day
- Nov. 2020: NIRSA Region VI Conference*
- Nov. 26–27, 2020: Holiday — Thanksgiving
- Dec. 9–15, 2020: Fall Final Exams
- Dec. 24, 2020 – Jan. 1, 2021: Winter Break
- Jan. 21, 2021: Student Summit
- Jan. 18, 2021: Holiday — Martin Luther King, Jr.
- Feb. 2021: NIRSA Annual Conference
- March 2021: ACUI Annual Conference
- March 15–21, 2021: Spring Recess
- March 31, 2021: Holiday — César Chávez Day
- April 16, 2021: USU Night Marketing
- May 2021: BOD Year-End Celebration
- May 15–21, 2021: Spring Final Exams
- May 31, 2021: Holiday — Memorial Day
- June 2021: BOD Orientation
*Due to COVID-19, these programs may be modified and/or offered virtually.