Annual Report 2012 – 2013

Campus Contributions


Debra L. Hammond

Debra L. Hammond, Executive Director:

  • Co-taught EPC 622, The American College Student and the Campus Environment for master level college counseling/student services students, fall 2011.

  • Taught EPC 695S: Selected Studies in College Counseling and Student Services (CC/SS), a capstone course for the CC/SS students.

  • Participated in the Ad Hoc Transition Team for President Dianne Harrison.

Sharon S. Kinard, Manager, Administration and Communications:

  • Taught EPC 690: Advanced Fieldwork in Assessment for graduate students in the Educational Psychology and Counseling program.

  • Convened Strengths Advocates, a cross-divisional group of advocates of the Gallup Organization’s StrengthsQuest® personal development program.

  • Served as a member of the CSUN Recognition Committee (cross divisional) chaired by Michael Spagna, dean of the Michael D. Eisner College of Education.

Sharon S. Kinard

Kevin Lizarraga

Kevin Lizárraga, Marketing Manager:

  • Taught the Recreation and Tourism Management 303: Promotion of the Recreation Experience.

  • Was selected to serve as the Chair of the Social Media Policy Committee for University Advancement. This group will develop social media policies and corresponding guidelines for the University.

  • Was selected to work under the guidance of Dr. Vance Peterson, Vice President for University Advancement, and Dave Moon, Art Professor and Director of The Center for Visual Communication (VISCOM), to create the marketing plan and guidelines for University’s new slogan “CSUN Shine.”

  • Worked with the Dean of the Oviatt Library and various staff to create a marketing plan to promote and brand the Learning Commons project — a dynamic, electronically enhanced study space that will give students greater access to the Library’s electronic resources and more opportunities to collaborate on research and projects.

  • Collaborated with The University Corporation to create and launch the Matador Burger at the Matafest event on August 29. The burger was created using a series of taste tests and online feedback collected via the USU Facebook page.

The Student Recreation Center hosted TRX Suspension training and Zumba® training for the campus community and general public. Participants learned the fundamentals of TRX suspension training exercises and how to incorporate them into a group workout. In the Zumba® training, participants learned the fundamentals of the popular dance moves and how to incorporate them into a fun cardio workout.

Student Recreation Center

USU Reservations and Event Services

The USU Reservations and Event Services Department serviced 4,006 room and space reservations for student groups, university departments and off-campus requests which resulted in 33,059 individual bookings.

Brenda Cruz

Brenda Cruz, Commercial Services Assistant, and Jeremy Hamlett, Commercial Services Manager, presented information about the Games Room to students in Recreation and Tourism Management 303: Promotion of the Recreation Experience. The students conducted campus-wide personal interview assessments to provide recommendations on recreation services and overall marketing strategies.

Jeremy Hamlett

Monteigne Long

Monteigne Long, Veterans Resource Center Coordinator, and Sarina Loeb, Pride Center Coordinator, presented to an undergraduate journalism class and Daily Sundial student reporters about CSUN’s veteran and LGBTQ populations before giving them tours of the resource centers.

Monteigne Long facilitated a CSUN professional development workshop on November 13 along with Dr. Mark Stevens, Director of University Counseling Services. The workshop addressed the social and psychological issues that student veterans may face at CSUN and how those issues may impact their academic success.

Sarina Loeb

Veterans Resource Center

Veterans Resource Center:

  • Participated in University Counseling Services’ Beat the Blues Week, a week-long series of events and activities that aim to raise awareness about depression, suicide prevention, and student wellness. The VRC provided information about resources and services pertaining to veterans; Monteigne Long participated in a panel discussion.

  • Gave more than 15 Veteran Awareness educational presentations and trainings and campus-wide trainings for faculty and staff on behalf of CSUN Human Resources.

Pride Center:

  • Facilitated more than 30 LGBTQ awareness presentations in conjunction with the CSUN Ally Project.

  • Sponsored Transgender Awareness Week with members of LGBTQA, Matadors for Equality, Vote for Equality, Gamma Rho Lambda, and the Women’s Research and Resource Center.

  • Hosted Rainbow Graduation with the Queer Studies Program, and for the first time in campus history, CSUN members and allies coalesced to walk in the Los Angeles LGBT Pride Parade.

Pride Center