Student Trustee (Non-Voting)
Member, Board of Trustees (2013-2015)
The California State University
Talar Alexanian is currently pursuing a degree in Journalism with an emphasis in Public Relations as well as a minor in Political Science at California State University, Northridge.
Alexanian has extensive experience in community engagement and civic activism through her many roles as a student leader. She was elected to serve as Vice President of the CSUN Associated Students in March 2013 and Upper Division Senator in 2012.
Beginning her sophomore year, Alexanian served as the Events Assistant for Unified We Serve, the CSUN Volunteer Program. Her work at the Matador Involvement Center allowed her to advocate for student involvement as a tool for academic success.
Alexanian also holds a variety of positions in professional and community organizations including the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, the National Society of Leadership and Success, the Armenian Student Association, and the Public Relations Student Society of America.
Alexanian has served as the student representative for the California State University Admission Advisory Council and strives to ensure that historically underrepresented groups within the CSU are provided with the services and resources they need to succeed.
In 2013, she was the receipient of the Unified We Serve Lifetime Member Award for her contributions coordinating large-scale volunteer opportunities and service events for CSUN and the San Fernando Valley. She has been awarded the President's Volunteer Service Award in 2012 and 2013 for her demonstrated commitment and example in inspiring others to engage in volunteer service.
Alexanian was an intern for Los Angeles City Councilmember Paul Krekorian in 2010 and a public relations and media intern for the Armenian National Committee of America in 2010. After graduating from CSUN, she hopes to continue her passion for serving the community through a career in public service.