Student Affairs Committees

September 27, 2017

Please see the Student Affairs Committees Membership list to see who to contact if you are interested in more information about what these committees do, when they meet, and how you can support the work that they do.

Chancellor White's Message on Dept of Education
Withdrawal of Federal Guidance
About Sexual Violence

September 25, 2017

The September 22, 2017 Dear Colleague Letter from the Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) "withdraws federal guidance about sexual violence provided by that office in 2011 and 2014. The letter states that it will implement new sexual misconduct guidance through a rulemaking process that includes public comment.

"The CSU will be strong participants in that process to ensure our values are represented at the table" according to Chancellor White's Message which re-emphasizes the CSU's dedication in combatting sexual violence on campuses.

Resources for DACA Students
and Ally Training for Faculty and Staff

September 22, 2017

SSU's UndocuResource Center is offering a training session for faculty and staff on Thursday, Oct. 5, 3-5pm in Schulz 3001 which will cover the following topics:

1. Overview of history, laws, and policies affecting undocumented youth.

2. Review statistics on the undocumented student body population at SSU.

3. Give information about resources for undocumented students on campus.

4. Reveal the lived experiences of undocumented students on campus and in the community at large.

5. Discuss what it means to be an ally to undocumented students.

6. Network with other SSU faculty and staff to share ideas on supporting undocumented students.

Please sign up at:


The following resources from the Immigrant Legal Resources Center provide information regarding the DACA renewal process:

Visit the UndocuResource Center in Salazar 1060, M, T, W from 8:30a-12:30p, Th and F from 1-5p, for further information.

Welcome Alvin Nguyen!

September 22, 2017

It is with great excitement that I officially announce Alvin Nguyen as the Director of the Center for Transfer and Transition Programs. For the past seven months, Alvin has served as the Interim Director of Transfer and Transition Programs here at Sonoma State University. During his time as Interim Director, Alvin developed a clear vision for Transfer and Transition Programs and has already begun the planning and implementation of wraparound services for transfer students. Prior to this, Alvin coordinated Sonoma State’s Freshman Learning Communities and Sophomore Year Experience programs and brings extensive experience as a live-in Resident Director at San Jose State University, Cal Poly SLO, Suffolk University in downtown Boston, and Sonoma State University.

Alvin educational background includes a Bachelor’s in Organizational Communication Studies from Sacramento State University and Master’s in Higher Education Administration from San Jose State University.

On a personal level, Alvin’s family immigrated to San Jose, CA following the Vietnam War and he is a proud first-generation, CSU alumnus. In his free time, Alvin enjoys hiking with Fitz (his Canine Companions for Independence Breeder dog), taking long motorcycle trips to unexplored places, and cooking (more time researching than actually cooking, though).

Please join me in welcoming Alvin to the Student Affairs team!

~ Jamie Zamjahn, Sr. Director of Student Academic Services

Student Affairs Service Awards

September 20, 2017

Join us in recognizing the following staff in Student Affairs for earning a Service Award for their years of service to SSU!

5 Years
Vanessa Bascherini, Debra Crow, Mark Rico Rabionar, Al-Lisha Farris, Roberta Hodges, Lynne Lyle, Loriann Negri, Alvin Nguyen, Delia Plikuhn, Kristina Sisseck, Laura Williams, Khou Yang-Vigil

10 Years
Patricia Atkinson, Dawn Campbell, Tarik Kanaana, Conchita Macarty, Magali Telles

15 Years
Glenn Brassington, Edie Brown, Elizabeth Chelini, Sue Hardisty, Natalie Kalogiannis, Rosanna Kelley

20 Years
Sippy Levine, Lia Thompson, Eshawn Zuniga

30 Years
Antoinette Boracchia, Patricia Drier


Professional Development for Student Affairs Division

September 15, 2017

Student Affairs staff and students interested in careers in Student Affairs are invited to attend a variety of professional development events this Fall semester. Please see the Professional Development Schedule for more details and registration instructions. Learn. Engage. Connect.