Alumni Assocation Board

Alumni Board 2015The Cal State East Bay Alumni Association Board of Directors at its meeting in October 2015.

Positions Open on Alumni Association Board - Applications due May 31, 2016

Alumni leaders are invited to join the Board of Directors of the Cal State East Bay Alumni Association. New members will serve two-year terms beginning July 2016.  Board members work together to engage alumni and students and support the university. A typical time commitment is three to six hours per month, plus occasional event attendance.  Ongoing priorities include engaging alumni in the life of the university and supporting students and alumni with meaningful programs.  The application deadline is May 31, 2016, with the election following in June. To apply, please complete an application.


The Cal State East Bay Alumni Association seeks to foster Pioneer pride among students, alumni and surrounding communities in alignment with the mission of the University.


The Cal State East Bay Alumni Association facilitates a lifelong connection between the university and alumni.  We engage students, our alumni of tomorrow, by building relationships and passing on the culture of service and philanthropy. Together with our campus partners, we keep community stakeholders informed, involved and inspired about the university and our alumni successes.

2015-16 Members


Jennifer Case

Ms. Jennifer Case
BA Human Development 2008; MPA 2011
Minister, The Well Christian Community 
Terms: 2012-2014, 2014-2016

Larry Brooks, alumnus

Vice President
Mr. Lawrence “Larry” Brooks

BS Speech/Pathology 1977; MPA 1984
Director of Operations, Alameda County Healthy Homes Department
Terms: 2011-2013, 2013-2015, 2015-2017

D McKinney, alumnus

CSU Alumni Council Representative
Mr. D. McKinney Sr.
BS Business Administration 2005
Agent, Aflac Insurance
Terms: 2011-2013, 2013-2015, 2015-2017

Rosanne Pizarro, alumna

Ms. Rosanne Pizarro
BS Business Administration 2008
AVP, Operations Project Consultant, Bank of America
Terms: 2012-2014, 2014-2016

Chris Funk, alumnus

Mr. Christopher Funk
BS Business Administration 2012
Cost Analyst, Tyson Foods
Terms: 2012-2014, 2014-2016

Board Members

Ms. Ramona Chang

Ms. Ramona Chang
BS Bus Admin. 1990
Broker, Chang & Hardeman Real Estate
Terms: 2013-2015, 2015-2017

Lester Fong, alumnus

Mr. Lester Fong
BS Computer Science 1995; MBA 2007
Senior Compliance Engineer, Cisco Systems Inc
Terms: 2012-2014, 2014-2016

Allen Kwan

Mr. Allen Kwan
BA Communication 2004
Vice President, Business Development, Swiss Re 
Term: 2014-2016

Mr. Robert Marcus

Mr. Robert Marcus
BS Recreation 2009
Chief Operating Officer, Boys and Girls Clubs of Marin & Southern Sonoma Counties
Term: 2014-2016

Christa Mekki

Ms. Christa Mekki
BS Hospitality & Tourism 2013
Independent Event Planner
Terms: 2013-2015, 2015-2017

Charlie Mensinger

Mr. Charlie Mensinger
BA Mass Communication 1982
Sr. Engineering Manager, Programs & Product Development, HID Global
Term: 2015-2017

Constance Pleasant

Ms. Constance Pleasant
BS Biological Science 1995
Account Manager, IRS
Term: 2014-2016

Laura Putnam, alumna

Ms. Laura Putnam
MBA 2006
Trade Compliance Import/Export Manager, Bio-Rad
Terms: 2012-2014, 2014-2016

Arun Raj

Mr. Arun Raj
MBA Finance 2003
Sr. Manager, Strategic Analysis-Systems & Infrastructure, Symantec Corporation
Term: 2015-2017 

Jose Rayas

Mr. Jose-Luis Rayas
MS Kinesiology 2013
Marketing Coordinator, Department of Athletics, California State University, East Bay
Terms: 2013-2015, 2015-2017 

Raquel Robledo, alumna

Ms. Raquel Robledo
BS Bus Admin 2001; MBA 2003
Marketing Manager, Oracle Corporation
Terms: 2012-2014, 2014-2016

Raquel Robledo, alumna

Ms. Cynthia "Cindy" Salinas
BS Recreation Leisure Management 2012
International Admissions Representative, University Extension, California State University, East Bay
Terms: 2014-2015, 2015-2017

Ms. Ravinesh (Julie) Singh

Ms. Ravinesh (Julie) Singh
MBA 2013
Associate Director, Verizon Wireless
Term: 2014-2016

Ms. Heather Soldonia

Ms. Heather Soldonia
BA Speech Communication 2005
Public Affairs & Social Media Manager, Delta Dental Insurance Company
Term: 2015-2017

Ex-officio Board Members

Dee Andrews Faculty Representative
Dee Andrews, Ph.D.
Professor, History, California State University, East Bay
Penny Peak, director of alumni relations and programs Alumni Director
Penny Peak
Judith Silva, alumna

Immediate Past President
Ms. Judith Silva
BS Art 2001; MS Education 2004
Owner, Graphics Plus Online
Terms: 2007-2009, 2009-2011, 2011-2013, 2013-2015

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