Alumni Assocation Board

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The Cal State East Bay Alumni Association Board of Directors at its meeting in August 2016.

2016-2017 Alumni Board Meeting Schedule

Cal State East Bay alumni are welcome to attend Board meetings and warmly invited to the Annual Meeting, held in June. To learn more and RSVP to attend, contact Penny Peak, Alumni Director, at 510-885-4156.

9/12/2016, 6:30-8:30 pm: Alumni Board: meeting #1, Student & Faculty Support Building, Room 0329, Hayward Campus

12/5/2016, 6:30-8:30 pm: Alumni Board: meeting #2, Hayward Campus location TBA

3/6/2017, 6:30-8:30 pm: Alumni Board: meeting #3, Hayward Campus TBA

6/5/2017, 6:30-8:30 pm: Alumni Board: meeting #4 & Annual Meeting, New University Union Multipurpose Room, Hayward Campus 5:30-8:30 pm

Joining the Alumni Association Board

Applications to join the Alumni Board are invited from Cal State East Bay alumni every spring. New members serve two-year terms beginning in July.  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 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.

2016-17 Members


Jennifer Case

Jennifer Case
BA Human Development 2008; MPA 2011
Minister, The Well Christian Community 
Terms: 2012-2014, 2014-2016, 2016-2018

Larry Brooks, alumnus

Vice President
Lawrence “Larry” Brooks

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

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

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Allen Kwan
BA Communication 2004
Vice President, Business Development, Swiss Re 
Term: 2014-2016, 2016-2018

D McKinney, alumnus

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

Board Members

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Meleana Kehaulani Akolo
BA, Anthropology, 2014
Direct Support Professional, Omelagah
Term: 2016-2018


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Gustavo Avanzino
BS Business Administration - Finance Option, 2001
Finance Manager, Alere Home Monitoring
Term: 2016-2018


Lisa Booker
BS, Business Admin., 1984
Asset Management Analyst, California State University, East Bay
Term: 2016-2018

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Joe Cabral
BS, Business Admin., 1970
Retired President and Chairman of the Board of Chatsworth Products, Inc.
Term: 2016-2018

Ms. Ramona Chang

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

Christa Mekki

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

Charlie Mensinger

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

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Ken Morris
MBA, 2003
Founder and Managing Partner, Chordify Management Consultants
Term: 2016-2018

Constance Pleasant

Constance Pleasant
BS Biological Science 1995
Account Manager, IRS
Term: 2014-2016, 2016-2018

Katelyn Radtke
BA Ethnic Studies, 2015
Operations Manager, Foothill Locksmith
Term: 2016-2018

Arun Raj

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

Jose Rayas

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

Ms. Heather Soldonia

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

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Karen White
BA Human Devt; MPA, 2013, 2016
Senior Personnel Analyst, City College of SF
Term: 2016-2018

Ex Officio - Staff

Richard Watters, Executive Director, Alumni & Constituent Relations
Penny Peak, Alumni Director
Monika Brooks, Alumni Outreach & Engagement Coordinator
Megan Gray, Director of Constituent Engagement

Ex-officio - Volunteers

Faculty Representative
Judith Silva, alumna

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

Andrew Yunker
BS Computer Science, 2015
Server, Chili's
Term: 2016-2018

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