Dr. Esiquio R. Uballe is currently the Associate Dean for Student Life, Dr. Uballe has a doctorate in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies with a concentration in Higher Education from Arizona State University in Tempe. He earned an undergraduate degree in Political Science from the University of Michigan and a Masters Degree in Human Services Administration at St. Edwards University. He has over twenty years of experience working in higher education from admissions to university outreach, directing pre-college programs, consulting student groups, university departments and off campus groups on large scale events and activities including campus protests, demonstrations and serving as the contact for requests to access university grounds and free speech areas. He has experience in leading Diversity workshops and multicultural awareness sessions. He is a trained mediator experienced in conflict resolution and has extensive knowledge of university policy, development and implementation and is often called upon to mediate or assist with settling organizational disputes. Dr. Uballe also responds to and reviews complaints/concerns from staff, faculty and students related to campus activities. As the Associate Dean of Students he is responsible for activities related to clubs and organizations and their on campus recognition, event planning, risk management and event approval. He supervises the work of the Student Organization Service Center, the Volunteer Service Center and Clubs Sports and ASI Elections. He currently serves as the Chair of the AB 540 Task Force.
Aimee Nelson has worked at California State University, Fullerton (CSUF) since 1999. She began in University Outreach as a Recruitment Counselor, then served for almost 8 years as coordinator of student advisement and recruitment for the nursing department. She has also worked as a part-time faculty member/counselor at Santa Ana College. She is currently serving as the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs in the College of Education at CSUF. Aimee is a Cal State Fullerton alumna, earning her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in psychology in 1997 and 2001, respectively.
Stacia Herold was appointed as the Associate Director of Development for Student Affairs and Intercollegiate Athletics in December 2009. She is in charge of fundraising and volunteer programs for all intercollegiate sports as well as identified priorities within Student Affairs. Stacia has six years of experience in higher education fundraising from both UC Irvine and Chapman University. In her most recent position at Chapman, Stacia served as Assistant Director of Annual Giving, overseeing programs such as phone-a-thon, young alumni outreach, and stewardship. She holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology from UCLA, where she was an active member of the Student Alumni Association, and has a certificate in fundraising from UC Irvine. She is a native of Orange County, where she currently resides.
Deanna Merino Contino currently serves as the Director of the President's Scholars Program. Ms. Contino has over ten years of higher education experience having worked as Resident Director, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio (2000-2001), Coordinator of Residence Life and New Student Programs, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio (2001-2003), Coordinator of Student Activities and Greek Life, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (2003-2005), and has been with CSUF for the past six years first as Coordinator of Greek Life (2005-2007) and then as Assistant Director of Academic Advising (2007-2010). Ms. Contino's experience with budgets, fundraising and cross-department collaborations provide a solid foundation for overseeing program operations for the President's Scholars Program. Her recent work as Coordinator of Greek Life and most recently as the Assistant Director of Academic Advising has given her a variety of perspectives in support student success within the higher education setting. Ms. Contino earned the M.S. in Counseling with an emphasis in Student Development in Higher Education from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio in 2000 and her B.A. in Communication from San Diego State University in 1998.
Deanna Helen Alexander has B.A.s in English Language and Literature and French, her Master's of Education with a concentration in TESOL from Cal State Fullerton, and a Postsecondary Reading and Learning Certificate, which makes her a specialist in the reading and study skills needs of adults and college students. Helen has taught a variety of classes to both native and non-native speakers at the post-secondary level. She has also worked as an academic coach to graduate students, helping them build and refine reading, writing, and study skills through workshops and one-to-one appointments. Helen specializes in teaching critical thinking to both native and non-native speakers, and she is very active in professional organizations, having presented on her ESL work at the statewide CATESOL conference held in Long Beach, California, as well as on her developmental skills work at the College Reading and Learning Association's national conference in San Diego.
Deanna Brian Boyle began his career with J.C. Penney in 2006 in Escondido, CA as a Sales Manager Trainee. In 2007, he was promoted to Sales Manager of the Men’s Division in Riverside, CA. In 2008, Brian relocated to the Home Office in Plano, TX to participate in the Merchandising Trainee program. Brian worked in allocation for the Family Shoes Division, eventually joining the Men’s Division as Assistant Buyer. In 2010, Brian relocated to Montebello, CA as a Sales Manager of the Men’s Division. In April of 2011, Brian was promoted to Store Engagement Manager in Torrance, CA. In September of 2011, Brian joined the Laguna Hills Store as Assistant Store Manager. Since April 2012, Brian is the Store Leader in Orange, CA. Brian graduated from Cal State Fullerton in 2003 with B.A. in Communication – Radio, Television and Film.