Meet our Team

Our team of professional staff, graduate assistants, student employees and interns craft the programs and events of the Student Involvement Center while maintaining the services offered in the University Student Union (USU) and Satellite Student Union (SSU).

Professional Staff

For more information, click a photo below to email our staff or reference our organizational chart (PDF).

Andrew Esguerra

Marketing Coordinator

Breanne Scogin

Senior Program Coordinator, Center for Leadership

Brooke Bennett

Coordinator for Leadership and Fraternity and Sorority Life, Center for Leadership

Colin Stewart

Associate Dean

Eddie Dominguez

Program Coordinator (Club Sports, Clubs and Organizations, Off-Campus Student Life)

Elisa Ramos

Administrative Support Coordinator

Erin Kent

Operations Services Supervisor

Gerry Panelo Elizondo

Assistant Director, Student Involvement Programs

Kris Greene

Assistant Coordinator for Clubs & Organizations and Major Campus Events

Matthew Mileham

Program Production Supervisor

Mehrzad Zarrin

Assistant Director, Union Facilities and Operations

Patricia Thomason

Manager, Bulldog Bowl

Patrick Pendleton

Maintenance Supervisor

Priscilla Urias

Administrative Assistant

Shawna Blair

Programs and Events Coordinator (USU Productions, Homecoming, Vintage Days)

Sophie Karas

Leadership Programs Coordinator, Center for Leadership

Susan Chavez

Office Assistant

Victor Rubio

Custodial Supervisor

 

Graduate Assistants

Graduate students attending Fresno State or students that have graduated from other accredited universities and colleges can apply in the spring for a part-time assistantship for the following academic year (9 months). 

Click the name of a graduate assistant to send them an email or select their program to learn more about this area.

Name Program or Responsibility
Alejandra Prado Events and Programs (USU ProductionsHomecoming)
Alia Alvarez Club Sports
Anyssa Garza Events and Programs (USU ProductionsHomecoming)
Camerina Morales Leadership Programs
Gilbert Falcon Fraternity and Sorority Life
Juan Guzman Off–Campus Student LifeUniversity Student Union
Rebecca Cantido CommencementHomecoming
Vacant Clubs and Organizations

When you become part of the Student Involvement graduate assistantship program, you will have the opportunity to:

Develop...

  • 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.

Learn...

  • Gain 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.

Grow...

  • 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 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.
  • 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.

All positions are posted via HireFresnoState. Please see the open graduate assistantships below:

  • Clubs and Organizations 

 

Student Employees

Part-time student assistants serve a variety of vital roles on our team; from customer service, graphic design and videography support to custodial services. For information on open positions, visit our 'Student Employment' page.

 

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.

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.

Internships can range from quarter time (160 hours per semester) all the way up to full time (600 hours per semester), and are offered per academic year (9 months). Internships are unpaid for academic credit.

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 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.