As the lead staff person for the Alumni & Friends Association, I would like to take this opportunity to introduce the individuals who volunteer many hours of their free time to help make the A&FA the valuable resource that it is. Their efforts as volunteers are what make many of our programs and events possible. Thank you for all that you do for CSU Channel Islands, its students and alumni.

Tania R. Garcia
Director of Development, Alumni Relations


Executive Team:

  • Gary Cushing, President

    President/CEO, Camarillo Chamber of Commerce

    CI, BA Political Science '10

  • Allison MacDonald, Vice President

    Project Manager, AVMetrics, LLC

    CI, BA Psychology '08

  • Robert Krauss, Treasurer

    Store Manager, Under Armour

    CI, BA History '07

  • Melody Kimball, Secretary

    Copywriter, Team Kimball Direct Response

    CI, BA English '09

  • Gary Wartik, Immediate Past President

    Founder, Vision Economics

Board Members:

  • Gladstone Bucknor

    Assistant Librarian/Regional Administrator, Los Angeles Public Library

    CI, BA History, '02

  • Barbara Davey

  • Marlene Dean

    Math Professor, Oxnard College

  • Matthew Furmanski

    Art Professor, CSU Channel Islands

  • Sarah Giroux

    President/CEO, ThinGap

    CI, BS Business '10

  • Mark Garcia

    Controller, Freska Produce International, LLC

    CI, BS Business '04

  • Amanda Gordon

    Associate, The 20/20 Network

    CI, MBA '13

  • Nichole Ipach

    Vice President for University Advancement, CSU Channel Islands

  • James Jackson '13

    AeroVironment Inc., Tactile Missile Division

    CI, MBA '13

  • Saxon Knauss '06

    VP, Commercial Portfolio Manager, California United Bank

    CI, BA Business '06

  • Lisa Pitts

    Student Assistant, CSU Channel Islands

    CI, BS Biology '17

  • Maria Madrid

    Student, CSU Channel Islands

  • Bert Partida '05

    Attorney at Law for Slaughter & Regan, LLP.

    CI, BA Liberal Studies '05

  • Ernie Villegas

    Principal Owner, Villegas Public Affairs

  • Daniel Wolowicz

    Editor, Camarillo Acorn and Moorpark Acorn newspapers

  • Natalie Yanez

    Director of Community Partnerships, Ventura County Credit Union

    MBA '14


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