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About Our Staff

The leadership and staff of the University Relations and Advancement division bring years of experience and expertise to the CSU. Get to know them and the areas they represent.

Larry E. Salinas

Larry E. Salinas
Interim Vice Chancellor
University Relations and Advancement
P: (562) 951-4625
Biography

Lori A. Redfearn

Lori A. Redfearn
Assistant Vice Chancellor
Systemwide Advancement
P: (562) 951-4815
Biography

 
Kathleen Chavira

Nichole Muñoz-Murillo
Assistant Vice Chancellor
Advocacy and State Relations
P: (916) 449-3543

Jim Gelb

George Conant
Interim Assistant Vice Chancellor
Federal Relations
P: (202) 434-8060
Biography


Jim Poore

Jim Poore
Assistant Vice Chancellor
Marketing Communications
P: (562) 951-4668
Biography

 
Patti Waid

Patti Waid
Assistant Vice Chancellor
Strategic Communications
and Public Affairs
P: (562) 951-4687
Biography

 


Staff Directory

University Relations and Advancement

(562) 951-4625

Larry E. Salinas

Interim Vice Chancellor of University Relations and Advancement

Chanel Acker

Director of Operations

Kathleen​ Ayala-Rivera

Executive Assistant

Organizational Chart (PDF)


Executive Writing

Tom Dellner

Director, Executive Writing and Speechwriter
(562) 951-4038


Jonathan Riggs

Executive Communications Assistant Manager
(562) 951-4036

Audrey Eftychiou

Executive Communications Manager
(562) 951-4177

Advocacy and State Relations

CSU Advocacy and State Relations
915 L Street, Suite #1160
Sacramento, California 95814
Phone: (916) 445-5983
Fax: (916) 322-4719

Nichole Muñoz-Murillo

Assistant Vice Chancellor for Advocacy and State Relations


Erik Bakke

Director, State Relations

Mary Meuel

Senior Legislative Advocate

VACANT

Associate Legislative Advocate

Jen Chase

Legislative Advocate

Yarikza Comparan

Manager, Operations & Administration

Maggie White

Legislative Advocate

Anabel Urbina

Legislative Admin Assistant

Shefali Mistry

Manager, University Relations and Advocacy

Maryann Jackmon

External Relations Advocate
P: (562) 951-4822


Strategic Communications and Public Affairs

(562) 951-4800

Patti Waid

Assistant Vice Chancellor for Strategic Communications and Public Affairs

Toni Molle

Director, Public Affairs

Christianne Salvador

Public Affairs Coordinator

Hazel Kelly

Public Affairs Manager

Mike Uhlenkamp

Senior Director of Public Affairs

Alisia Ruble

Digital Communications Specialist

Director, Executive Writing and Speechwriter

Audrey Eftychiou

Executive Writing Manager

Alex Beall
Assistant Editor and Writer

Michelle McCarthy

Web Editor & Writer

Michele Barrett
Interim Executive Writing Manager


Marketing Communications

Jim Poore
Assistant Vice Chancellor of Marketing Communications

Marketing Communications Main Line

(562) 951-4670

Matthew Barrie
Web Developer

Jen Cook
Manager, Digital Design

VACANT
Senior Web Manager

Liz Hurtado
Marketing Communications Coordinator

Jina Kim
Art Director

Caron Laird
Director of Collaborative Services & Operations

Lauren Mendoza
Marketing Communications Manager

Roger Morrow
Print Services Manager

Susie Nakao
Graphic Designer

Jae Paik
Manager, Web Development

VACANT
Manager, Web Content Strategy

Myra Petgrave
Production Coordinator/Administrative Assistant

VACANT
Web Developer

Aaron Rawls
Web Developer

Patrick Record
Photographer/Videographer

Greg Steiner
Print Services Lead

Ricky Sua
SharePoint Developer

Brenda Wong
Editorial Content Manager


Federal Relations

CSU Office of Federal Relations
444 N. Capitol St. NW, Suite 207
Washington, DC 20001
Phone: (202) 434-8060
Fax: (202) 434-8066

George Conant

Interim Assistant Vice Chancellor, Federal Relations

George Conant

Interim Assistant Vice Chancellor, Federal Relations

Annie Nguyen

Policy Analyst/Federal Relations Assistant


Systemwide Advancement & CSU Foundation

(562) 951-4810

Lori Redfearn

Assistant Vice Chancellor for
Systemwide Advancement & Alumni Relations

Donnie Tippie

Administrative Coordinator, Advancement Services

Jodi Braverman

Manager, Constituent Engagement

Sam Camarena

Manager, Advancement Academy

Wendy Chavira Garcia

Senior Manager, Development & Donor Relations

Aaron Moore

Executive Director, Advancement

Kim Shibata

Advancement Administrative Assistant

VACANT

Senior Advisor, Campus Advancement

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