Our Team

Crafting the programs and events of the Student Involvement Center while maintaining the services offered in the University Student Union and Satellite Student Union takes a dynamic team of staff, graduate assistants, student assistants, interns and student leaders

Click the name of any team member to send them an email. If you are uncertain who to contact, complete the form at the bottom of this webpage.

Professional Staff

Staff members oversee our programs and services as noted on our organizational chart (PDF). Open positions are listed on the Fresno State Jobs or Auxiliary Human Resources websites.

Name Title, Area or Program
Alejandra Prado Events, Programs and Assessment
Andrew Esguerra Marketing
Breanne Scogin Fraternity and Sorority Life and Inclusive Leadership
Colin Stewart Associate Dean, Student Involvement
Eddie Dominguez Student Organizations, Club Sports and Leadership Development
Erin Kent Operations Services Supervisor
Gerardo 'Jerry' Gomez Off-Campus Student Life and Innovation
Juana Herrera Administrative Support Coordinator
Matthew Mileham Program Production Supervisor
Mehrzad Zarrin Assistant Director (Union Facilities and Operations)
Patricia Benavides Administrative Assistant
Patricia Thomason Bulldog Bowl Manager
Patrick Pendleton Maintenance Supervisor
Shawna Blair Major Campus Events and Staff Development
Sophie Karas Student Leadership and Social Justice
Susan Chavez Office Assistant
Victor Rubio Custodial Supervisor
Vacant Associate Director (Student Involvement Programs)

Graduate Assistants

Fresno State grad students or graduates from other accredited institutions can apply in spring for a part-time assistantship via Hire Fresno State for the following academic year.

Area or Program Name(s)
Club Sports Mercedes Rosales
Events and Programs
(i.e. USU Productions, Homecoming)
Anyssa Garza
Lyssa Gomez
Fraternity and Sorority Life and Inclusive Leadership Gilbert Falcon
Leadership and Social Justice Cydney Caradonna
Major Campus Events Ramiro Merino Diaz
Off-Campus Student Life and Innovation Cynthia Villalobos
Special Initiatives
(i.e. Leadership, Cross Cultural and Gender Center)
Cameron Brackett
Student Organizations Brandi Loera-Mendiola

Learning Outcomes

Graduate assistants (GAs) will develop experience in the following areas:

  • Develop new and existing projects, which may include event design, marketing, digital signage, graphics, and/or surveys. This involves describing a concept, engaging in discussion of how it is to be supported and what it should look like, and creating the project accordingly.

  • Enjoy a flexible environment in which you can create and develop programs, make observations and evaluations, and provide recommendations that will immediately impact Student Involvement.
  • Ensure program quality and creativity while allowing for adaptability, growth and continuity.
  • Directly advise and guide students, emphasizing student development in all programs, learning outcomes, and objectives.

Graduate assistants (GAs) will gain knowledge of:

  • Gain an understanding of the higher education organizational structure and context of the institution.
  • Discover how programs and services connect to the University as well as the community.
  • Develop skills and knowledge in specific content areas.
  • Be able to work with others and understand people better through interaction with diverse student groups.

Graduate assistants (GAs) will grow in the following areas:

  • Demonstrate and practice ethical decision making.

  • Apply multicultural understanding to the development and redesign of programs for diverse student populations.
  • Learn to work self-sufficiently and with flexibility.

We are committed to providing a professional work/learning environment that includes:

  • Appropriate work space and office equipment
  • Access to resources, including Student Involvement staff and the campus faculty and staff community.
  • Attendance to committee, staff, and/or planning meetings.
  • An excellent staff that will provide mentorship and guidance.
  • Ongoing evaluation, feedback and support throughout the internship experience.
  • Professional development opportunities such as: workshops, webinars, resource material, professional associations, networking.
  • An environment with high expectations for professional behavior, including reliability, confidentiality, and the willingness and interest to grow personally and professionally. Thus, our graduate assistants are treated as professionals and are expected to perform accordingly.

Student Assistants

Part-time student employees serve a variety of vital roles on our team; from customer service to custodial services. Open student positions »

Interns

Many internships within our office help lead students attending Fresno State as well as for students from other accredited universities and colleges to fulfill academic requirements that lead to graduation.

To Apply

Unpaid internships range from 150 to 600 hours per semester and are offered per academic year (9 months) for academic credit.

Internship positions are filled each semester, usually depending on the student's academic program needs. Because internships can have such variability and may include several program areas, we are more than happy to design an internship for a student.

For inquiries about internships, email Eddie Dominguez or stop by our office in USU 306.

Learning Outcomes

When you become part of the Student Involvement internship program, you will:

Develop...
  • Have the opportunity to contribute to new and existing Student Involvement programs. This involves describing a concept, engaging in discussion of how it is to be supported and what it should look like.
  • Ensure the continuity of program quality and creativity while allowing for adaptability and growth.
  • Be able to directly advise and guide students, emphasizing student development in all programs, learning outcomes, and objectives.
Learn...
  • Gain an understanding of the higher education organizational structure and context of the institution.
  • Be able to see how programs and services connect to the University as well as the community.
  • Develop skills and knowledge in specific content areas.
  • Be able to work with and understand people better through interaction with diverse student groups.
Grow...
  • Demonstrate and practice ethical decision making.
  • Be able to apply multicultural understanding to the development and redesign of programs for diverse student populations.
  • Learn to work self-sufficiently and flexibly.
We are committed to providing...

A professional work/learning environment that includes:

  • Appropriate work space and office equipment
  • Access to resources, including Student Involvement staff and the campus faculty and staff community.
  • Attendance to committee, staff, and/or planning meetings when appropriate.
  • An excellent staff that will provide mentorship and guidance.
  • Ongoing evaluation, feedback and support throughout the internship experience.
  • An environment with high expectations for professional behavior, including reliability, confidentiality, and the willingness and interest to grow personally and professionally. Thus, our interns are treated as professionals and are expected to perform accordingly.

 

Student Leaders

Leave your mark at Fresno State as a member of one of our student leadership programs. Student leaders gain professional experience by representing the voice of students and planning events. Leave your mark and get involved! »


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