Student Engagement and Applied Leadership (SEAL) Center
The Student Engagement and Applied Leadership (SEAL) Center is located on the second floor of the Student Union and houses Student Leadership Programs. The SEAL Center is staffed by experienced student leaders and is a location for aspiring and current student leaders to gain information about leadership opportunities and trainings on campus. Various resources for clubs and organizations are also available in the SEAL Center.
Contacting the SEAL Center
- (805) 437-3356
- Hours: Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Student Union Room 2037
The SEAL Center is staffed by Leadership Assistants who are student assistants trained in club/organization-related processes and procedures as well as leadership skills and theory.
Sarah Huda – Leadership Assistant & Student Organization Registration and Eligibility Specialist
My name is Sarah Huda, I'm from the great city of Los Angeles and am starting my second year here at CI. My definition of a leader is someone who encourages others to act with integrity, by showing this in their actions and setting an example for others. I think the best thing about college is getting involved; it's where all your memories are made! I really enjoyed getting involved during my first year and I’m so excited for what is to come. Last year, I was a part of the Student Programming Board, Student Government, and Rotaract. I love interacting and talking with people, so feel free to come up to me and say hi!
Beatriz Ortiz – Leadership Assistant & Events Specialist
Hola, my name is Beatriz Ortiz and I am originally from Santa Paula, California. I am a transfer student entering my senior year at CI majoring in sociology and with a psychology minor. To me, a leader is someone who steps out of his or her comfort zone, motivates and encourages those who have lost hope, and lends a hand to those in need. I enjoy being involved on and off campus in activities. I am a member of MEChA and El Club de Espanol, president of Adelante Mujer, founder and president of Ballet Folklorico, and a member of Cuauhtemoc Mexica Aztec Dancing group in Ventura. Through my involvement, I have created a strong relationship with faculty, staff and administrators, thus experiencing the ultimate college experience. If you see me on campus, do not be shy …. say, 'hi.
Charles Tran – Leadership Assistant & Marketing Specialist
Hello, my name is Charles Tran, I am a senior here at CI and am from Ventura. I define leadership as the ability to guide people toward accomplishing a shared goal. Leadership is about not being afraid to delegate and trusting those you lead. I have been involved in Residence Hall Association, Leaders in Education Awareness Program, and the Male Leadership Alliance. Through my involvement, I have been able to make new friends and learn new things. There are many things that you can learn in the classroom that help your intellect growth but there are things you learn in college life that help your soul grow.
The SEAL Center is supervised by Center Supervisors, who are student assistants. Center Supervisors are trained in club/organization-related processes and procedures as well as leadership skills and theory. Additionally, the Center Supervisors are experienced leaders at CI.
Rhonna Horney, SEAL Center Supervisor – Events Lead
My name is Rhonna Horney and I am a junior, Liberal Studies major from Santa Clarita. Leadership is the willingness to learn and grow, but also to help and teach others. The benefits of getting involved are meeting new people, obtaining more opportunities, and growing as a person. I have enjoyed being an Orientation Leader the most while being involved on campus. It was the best experience because I met many new people, had the opportunity to work with many of professional staff across campus, and was given to many other opportunities to become involved on campus. I look forward to serving as a student government senator, Residence Hall Association president and of course, working with all of you who visit us in the SEAL Center.
Christine Wamba – SEAL Center Supervisor – Student Organizations Lead
My name is Christine Wamba, I am originally from Lakewood, California, and this year is going to be my fifth and final year at CI. My definition of a leader is someone who is willing to go out of their way to encourage everyone to do their best by role modeling the way. The benefits of being involved at CI are countless. Faculty, staff and administrators staff members really want to see the students here at CI succeed to their full potential. As a result of being involved with CI's Student Government, Orientation Staff, and working in Student Leadership Programs for two years, many doors have been opened for me for the future. Please let me know if you have any questions, I am here to help.
Assistant Director of Student Leadership Programs
Dr. Jaimie Hoffman serves as the Assistant Director for Student Leadership Programs. She has several years of experience working within various departments in Student Affairs across institutions of higher education. She earned a master’s degree in higher and postsecondary education from Arizona State University and a doctorate in educational leadership from UCLA.