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Alumni Association

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.

Our Priorities

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.

2020-21 Meeting Schedule

October 19, 2020

January 25, 2021

March 22, 2021

June 14, 2021 - Annual Meeting

Alumni Association Board of Directors

Allen Kwan

Allen Kwan

President

BA '04, Communication

Terms: 2014-16, 2016-18, 2018-20, 2020-22

INDUSTRY:
Insurance

FUN FACT:
Bagels are my favorite round breakfast food.

Andrew Yunker

Andrew Yunker

President-Elect

BS '15, Computer Science & MS '17 Computer Science

Terms: 2016-18, 2018-20, 2020-22

INDUSTRY:
Teaching & Tech

FUN FACT:
When I was younger I delivered newspapers in the middle of a Hurricane.

Board Members

minkal

Minkal Ahuja

BS '17, Business Administration

Terms: 2020–22

FUN FACT:
I have hiked the Himalayan mountains while on vacation in India.

Lisa Booker

Lisa Booker

BS '04, Business Administration

Terms: 2016–18, 2018–20, 2020-22

INDUSTRY:
Higher Education

FUN FACT:
I like to run marathons, see a comedy, and workout.

Michael Cesena

Michael Cesena

MS '16, Kinesiology

Terms: 2019–21

Ron Garcia

Ronald Garcia

BA '69, English

Terms: 2018–20, 2020-22

Irene Gonzales

Irene Gonzales

BS '90, Business Administration

Terms: 2017-18, 2018-20, 2020-22

Marilyn Garcia

Marilyn Gracia

BS '17, Recreation

Terms: 2019-21

Simran Klair

Simran Klair

BA '18, Communications

Terms: 2020–22

FUN FACT:
I used to work at a dog daycare in college and help train dogs.

Rahul Kuruvilla

Rahul Kuruvilla

MS '01, Computer Science

Terms: 2020–22

FUN FACT:
I enjoy playing and watching tennis.

Kevin Liao

Kevin Liao

MS '13, Computer Science

Terms: 2018-20, 2020-22

INDUSTRY:
Financial Services Technology

FUN FACT:
I go by the online name IronShredder. It refers to my 2 passions - bodybuilding and playing guitar.

Amanda Paige Luben

Amanda Paige Luben

BS '09, Business Administration

Terms: 2020–22

FUN FACT:
I am a CASA Team Lead and have been a CASA for over 2 years.

Harumi Murata

Harumi Murata

MPA '16, Public Policy

Terms: 2019–21

Karla Prince-Chang

MS '12, Education

Terms: 2020–22

FUN FACT:
My favorite R&B singer is Mary J. Blige.

Heather Reyes

Heather Reyes

BA '05, Speech Communication

Terms: 2015–17, 2017-19, 2019-2021

Michelle Rippy

Michelle Rippy

BS '02, Special Major

Terms: 2017-19, 2019-2021

INDUSTRY:
Education & Criminal Justice

FUN FACT:
I enjoy being an urban gardener.

Jessica Rivera

Jessica Rivera

BA '15, Cultural Anthropology

Terms: 2020–22

FUN FACT:
I am a die-hard Elvis Presley fan!

Parker Rugeley

Parker Rugeley

BA, BS '18, Political Science & Criminal Justice; '20 MPA

Terms: 2020–22

FUN FACT:
I played euphonium for the university symphony band and bass trombone for the university jazz band my freshmen year.

Husnia "Nia" Samady

Husnia "Nia" Samady

BS '04, Computer Science

Terms: 2020–22

FUN FACT:
Avid traveler, in 2012 I climbed Mount Sinai in Egypt, 7,497ft.

Amandeep Singh

Amandeep Singh

MBA '18

Terms: 2019-21

Ex-Officio

Richard Watters

Executive Director, Alumni Engagement & University Events

BS '13, Hospitality & Tourism; Class of '95

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