• University Student Union Board of Directors

Board of Directors

In the last few years, the USU Board of Directors (BOD) and its committees have renovated the USU, voted to increase funding for large-scale events such as Matador Nights, and launched the referendum to build the Student Recreation Center. Start doing more now, on your campus, with the BOD.

Are you interested in joining the USU BOD? There are three ways to get involved:

  1. Run for a seat on the BOD in the Spring Elections. Each spring, students run in the AS/USU elections for five of the ten student seats.
  2. Apply for an open seat on the BOD if there are any vacancies. Contact the BOD Assistant to find out about any current vacancies.
  3. Join a USU Board of Directors standing committee to learn about the USU and BOD while developing skills for the future. The standing committees include: the audit committee, the facilities and commercial services committee, the finance committee, and the personnel committee. Students who serve on committees and demonstrate leadership potential are always encouraged to run for a seat on the BOD.

Students who serve on the BOD or a committee must have a minimum cumulative and semester 2.0 GPA, and must have completed at least one semester at California State University, Northridge.


  1. Enhance USU marketing efforts within the USU, and throughout California State University, Northridge while promoting and providing information about the Center on Centers/Cross Cultural Center Initiative.
  2. Create a Mentor Program to help form a stronger relationship with USU faculty, staff and administration in hopes of developing student leader’s professional endeavors.
  3. Collaborate with Associated Students to continue strengthening relations and better support our student body.
  4. Continue to spread inclusivity within the USU and outside the USU while empowering student organizations on our campus by working with them to accomplish their goals.

Board Members

Tyrone CarterTyrone Carter, Chair




Stephanie BarbozaStephanie Barboza, Vice Chair




Matthew ContrerasMatthew Contreras, Student Representative
Chair, Diversity and Inclusion Committee




Melanie AlvarezMelanie Alvarez, Student Representative
Co-Chair, Diversity and Inclusion Committee




Giselle Reyes

Giselle Reyes, Student Representative
Chair, Facilities and Commercial Services Committee




Christopher OrdonezChristopher Ordonez, Student Representative
Co-Chair, Facilities and Commercial Services Committee




Timmothy Roberts

Timmothy Roberts, Student Representative
Chair, Finance Committee




Tammy Rassamekiarttisak

Tammy Rassamekiarttisak, Student Representative
Co-Chair, Finance Committee




Catleya MaralitCatleya Maralit, Student Representative
Chair, Personnel Committee




Arrah Ebot EnawArrah Ebot Enaw, Student Representative
Co-Chair, Personnel Committee




Debra L. HammondDebra L. Hammond, Executive Secretary




Shelley Ruelas-BischoffShelley Ruelas-Bischoff, University Representative




Sharon EichtenSharon Eichten, University Representative




Gabriella NguyenGabriella Nguyen, Staff Representative




Marquita GammageMarquita Gammage, Faculty Representative




Tonee SherrillTonee Sherrill, Alumni Representative




Diana Vicente

Diana Vicente, Associated Students President*

*This position serves as a liaison to the Board of Directors and is not eligible to vote.

Meeting Schedule

  • July 15, 2019 (Thousand Oaks Room)
  • Aug. 26, 2019
  • Sept. 16, 2019
  • Oct. 21, 2019
  • Dec. 2, 2019
  • Jan. 27, 2020
  • Feb. 17, 2020
  • March 23, 2020
  • April 13, 2020
  • May 4, 2020
  • June 8, 2020

All meetings except for July 15, 2019 are held at 12:30 p.m. in the Grand Salon, USU

Other Important BOD Dates

  • June 19–20, 2019: BOD Summer Retreat
  • Aug. 21, 2019: Student Summit
  • Aug. 28, 2019: Matafest
  • Sept. 2, 2019: Labor Day Holiday
  • Sept. 13, 2019: Matador Nights
  • Oct. 16–18, 2019: NIRSA Region VI Conference, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Nov. 14–16, 2019: ACUI Region I Conference, Reno, NV
  • Nov. 11, 2019: Veterans Day Holiday
  • Nov. 28–29: Thanksgiving Break
  • Dec. 6, 2019: U-Day
  • Dec. 11–17, 2019: Fall Final Exams
  • Dec. 25, 2019–Jan. 1, 2020: Winter Break
  • Jan. 15, 2020: Student Summit
  • Jan. 20, 2020: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Holiday
  • March 15–19, 2020: ACUI Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA
  • March 31, 2020: Cesar Chavez Day Holiday
  • April 18–21, 2020: NIRSA Annual Conference, Phoenix, AZ
  • May 1, 2020: Year-End Celebration
  • May 11–15, 2020: Spring Final Exams
  • May 25, 2020: Memorial Day Holiday
  • June 1, 2020: BOD Orientation
  • June 8, 2020: BOD Annual Meeting


More Information

If you would like more information about the BOD or are interested in applying for an open position, please provide your information below and we’ll be in touch soon.