CSU Alumni


Kristin Crellin
Kristin Crellin
Immediate Past President
Cal State Fullerton
B.A. History, '95

Kristin Crellin serves as Vice President of School and Community Relations for SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union, the largest credit union in the nation to serve exclusively school employees and their families. Kristin serves as the key company spokesperson within the educational community and is responsible for managing SchoolsFirst FCU's community relations programs and financial education programs.

Kristin is a past-president of the CSU Fullerton Alumni Association board of directors and has served on several campus advisory boards. She has received the Volunteer of the Year Award from CSU Fullerton and was named one of the Advocates of the Year by the CSU.  In addition to advocating for the CSU system, she is a board member of the Santa Ana College Foundation, Magnolia School District Foundation, Rancho Santiago Community College Foundation and Irvine Public Schools Foundation.  She is also a current board member on the Orange County AVID Dollars for Scholars and serves as the Executive Director of the Education Foundation for Orange County Schools. Kristin also serves as a member of the CSU Foundation board of governors.

My Story, My CSU

  • My favorite college course
    Public History, focusing on Orange County with Dr. Art Hansen.  Since I had lived in Orange County most of my life up to that point, I thought it would be interesting to learn how the county came to be.  It was fascinating learning who our county’s founding fathers were--how hard they worked to create the OC and how far we have come.

  • My favorite college professor
    Dr. Art Hansen is my favorite college professor.  I took several of his classes and learned the importance of public history from him.  Not only in relation to the history of our community and nation, but also, regarding our own families.  Because of his wisdom, I completed an oral history of my family before I lost my grandparents.  This is something that will be treasured forever within my own family for generations to come.

  • My college advice
    Have fun and enjoy your college days.   Make sure you experience all you can from college.  Find out about the many opportunities, support systems and organizations offered on campus.  There are activities for every interest!

  • My proudest accomplishment
    In addition to my family, which includes two teenagers and a very supportive husband, my proudest accomplishment has been working over 20 years with the educational community in Southern California.  Seeing what educators are doing for tomorrow’s leaders has been a positive experience.  Working with the school community and sharing in their successes has been very rewarding.