The number of CSUCI graduates continues to grow each year, and with that membership in the University’s Alumni & Friends Association (A&FA) is at an all-time high.

The 772-member organization is governed by a board of directors, and on July 1 new board members and officers will begin working toward a list of goals that include enhancing alumni programs and services, continuing to involve alumni in advocacy efforts, supporting the creation of additional chapters of alumni members, and assisting the University with student recruiting efforts.

During the 2006-2007 year, which was July 1 to June 30, the A&FA recorded several milestones. Among the successes of the last year was the installation of the first CSUCI A&FA Chapter formed by the 2006 Master of Business Administration graduates. The group also assisted the Inaugural Freshman Class in fund raising for the first-ever Senior Class Gift at CSUCI.

To continue the successes of the A&FA in the 2007-2008 year, the following individuals will be installed as board officers for the association: Michael L. Silacci, president; Manijeh Motaghy (’05 Psychology), vice president; Terrence M. Towner, treasurer; Sarah M. Hawkins (’04 Liberal Studies), secretary; and Yvette M. Bocz (CSUN-CI, ’02 History), will retire as President and resume the role of Immediate Past President. Outgoing officers are Silacci, treasurer; Philip D. Hampton, secretary. Also, the A&FA welcomes Dennis Muraoka, professor of economics and special assistant to the President for Institutional Effectiveness, who will replace Hampton as faculty board member.

The A&FA operates under the direction of a 20-member board of directors. There are four incoming board members for the 2007-2008. Each director serves a four-year term—Dev Chahil is filling the last year of a vacant position. Below is a list of incoming board members and their respective accomplishments.

new alumni member profile for anneka busse

Anneka Busse (’07 Psychology)
Education:
Member of the Inaugural Freshman Class
2003-2007 at CSUCI;
B.A. Psychology.
Accomplishments: 2005-2006 Student Body President;
recipient of 2006 Silver Dolphin Award;
member of Gamma Beta Phi Honors Society
Additional information: 2006 internship
for Congresswoman Mary Bono (R-Calif.) in
Washington, D.C.

new alumni member dev chahil

Dev Chahil (’04 Biology, ’07 M.S Biotechnology)
Education:
B.S. Biology, M.S. Biotechnology,
will begin MBA at CSUCI fall 2007
Accomplishments: Promoted to assistant
manager of Seminis Vegetable Seeds at its
Oxnard genetic purity lab.

new alumni board member rebecca glazier

Rebecca Glazier (’04 Liberal Studies)
Education:
B.A. Liberal Studies, M.A. Political Science
at University of California Santa Barbara,
is a Ph.D. candidate at UCSB.
Accomplishments: Has published work on
Just War Theory, international conflict and
genocide, and political Islam.
Additional information: She is considering
research, teaching and/or civil service as a
career following graduation.

new alumni board member profile for guillermo partida

Guillermo Partida (’05 Liberal Studies)
Education:
A.A. Ventura College, B.A. Liberal
Studies, J.D. Ventura College of Law
Accomplishments: Passed California State
Bar Exam 2006, admitted to practice in
California Superior Court and Federal Court
2006.
Additional information: Married with two
children, an Oxnard native.