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In support of our mission, the Alumni Association has selected core priorities to focus our efforts over the next several years. We believe that by driving initiatives under these priorities, we can enhance our engagement to the alumni community. We have created both short and long term measurable action items under the priorities of Careers, Communications, and Communities.
The foundation for a successful career starts with providing opportunities for alumni to seek and advance their careers. Through initiatives like CareerBOOST and resume reviews, we are seeking to bring our alumni expertise to foster growth and challenge each other. We celebrate our entrepreneurial Pioneers with our 40 Under 40 awards for their achievements in business and the community.
We are employing a number of strategies to reach and engage our alumni and future alumni. The communications priority seeks to strengthen existing channels, diversify our communication tactics, and build a stronger brand identity. We are working to enhance our electronic newsletter to increase readership, develop engaging social media content, and deliver a cohesive brand that makes us all proud Pioneers.
The cornerstone to a strong network is the sense of community and we understand that our alumni have to find their home within the Forever Pioneer network. Our priority works to engage alumni where they are most comfortable amongst the most meaningful people that fostered their experience at Cal State East Bay. We are working on a Day of Service, Alumni Orientation Videos, and engaging & sustaining affinity groups. The successful Women on the Rise programs highlight our women that pave the way in their fields.
Alumni Association Board Meetings
Board meetings are held quarterly at the Hayward Campus located in the new University Union, Multipurpose room at 6:30pm. Meetings are open to all alumni. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, all meetings are conducted virtually. To register to attend a meeting, please click on the date below.
2021-22 Meeting Schedule
October 18, 2021
6:30pm, New University Union, MPRB
January 24, 2022
June 13, 2022 - Annual Meeting
Alumni Association Board of Directors
BS '02, Forensic Science
Terms: 2017-19, 2019-21, 2021-2023
Education & Criminal Justice
I enjoy being an urban gardener.
BS '09, Business Administration
I am a CASA Team Lead and have been a CASA for over 2 years.
Terms: 2019-21; 2021-2023
BS '04, Business Administration
Terms: 2016–18, 2018–20, 2020-22
I like to run marathons, see a comedy, and workout.
Immediate Past President
BA '04, Communication
Terms: 2014-16, 2016-18, 2018-20, 2020-22
Bagels are my favorite round breakfast food.
BS '17, Business Administration
I have hiked the Himalayan mountains while on vacation in India.
MS '16, Kinesiology
Terms: 2019–21; 2021-2023
BA '69, English
Terms: 2018–20, 2020-22
BS '90, Business Administration
Terms: 2017-18, 2018-20, 2020-22
BA '15, MA '18, Communications
I used to work at a dog daycare in college and help train dogs.
MS '01, Computer Science
I enjoy playing and watching tennis.
MS '13, Computer Science
Terms: 2018-20, 2020-22
Financial Services Technology
I go by the online name IronShredder. It refers to my 2 passions - bodybuilding and playing guitar.
BS '16, Business Administration
BS '03, Business Administration
Karla Prince-Cheng, Ed.D.
MS '12, Education
My favorite R&B singer is Mary J. Blige.
BA '15, Cultural Anthropology
I am a die-hard Elvis Presley fan!
BA, BS '18, Political Science & Criminal Justice; '20 MPA
I played euphonium for the university symphony band and bass trombone for the university jazz band my freshmen year.
Husnia "Nia" Samady
BS '04, Computer Science
Avid traveler, in 2012 I climbed Mount Sinai in Egypt, 7,497ft.
Dr. Miku Sodhi
MS '10, Health Care Administration
BS '15, Computer Science & MS '17, Computer Science
Terms: 2016-18, 2018-2020, 2020-2022
Education & Tech
When I was younger I delivered newspapers in the middle of a hurricane.
Richard Watters, Ed.D.
Executive Director, Alumni Engagement & University Events
BS '13, Hospitality & Tourism; Ed.D '21