The Alumni & Friends Association connects, engages, and celebrates alumni, students, and friends of CI while building lifelong relationships that support the future of our University.

Meet the Alumni & Friends Association Board. These are 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.

2018-2019 Alumni & Friends Association Board

Executive Team:

  • Melissa Mirkovich Scholes, Co-President

    Senior Sales Associate, SAGE Publishing

    Liberal Studies '05

  • Leah Lacayo, Co-President

  • Allison MacDonald, Vice President

    Project Manager, AVMetrics, LLC

    Psychology '07

  • Mark Garcia, Treasurer

    Controller, Freska Produce International, LLC

    Business '04

  • Saxon Knauss, Secretary

    VP, Commercial Portfolio Manager, Pacific Western Bank

    Business '06

  • Melody Kimball, Immediate Past President

    Copywriter, Team Kimball Direct Response

    English '09

Board Members:

  • Gladstone Bucknor

    Assistant Librarian/Regional Administrator, Los Angeles Public Library

    History, '06

  • Matt Corse

    Business Relationship Manager, AVP, Wells Fargo

    Communication '10

  • Sarah Giroux

    President/CEO, ThinGap

    Business '10

  • Doreen Hatcher

    Director of Student Transition & Engagement Programs, CSU Channel Islands

  • Nichole Ipach

    Vice President for University Advancement, CSU Channel Islands

  • Eric Meissner

    Manager Supply Chain Operations, Meissner Filtration Products

    Biotechnology & Bioinformatics '15

  • Bert Partida

    Attorney at Law for Slaughter & Regan, LLP.

    Liberal Studies '05

  • Ashley Seery

    Product Chain Manager, Dyve Biosciences

    Chemistry '13

  • Alan West

    Chief Technology Officer, FreshRealm

    Computer Science '06 & '14

  • Georg Winkler

    Russell Fischer Business Coordinator, Camarillo Public Library

    Communication '12

  • Daniel Wolowicz

    Editor, Camarillo Acorn and Moorpark Acorn

  • Natalie Yanez

    Director of Community Partnerships, Ventura County Credit Union

    MBA '14


Alumni & Friends Association Meeting Agendas

Full Board Calendar

  • Board meetings are held on the third Monday in August, November, February, and May from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. in the J. Handel Evans Conference Room at CSU Channel Islands.
    • August 20, 2018 @ 6:00 p.m.
    • November 26, 2018 @ 6:00 p.m. (moved to 4th Monday)
    • February 18, 2019 @ 6:00 p.m.
    • May 20, 2019 @ 6:00 p.m.

View previous board calendars

Full Board Meetings Agendas

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Full Board Meetings Minutes

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