Alumni Association Board of Directors 2023-2024

The Alumni Association

The Alumni Association was established in 1954 to provide official representation of alumni in matters that affect the general welfare of the University. The Association serves as a link between the university, its alumni, and the greater Los Angeles community. Its primary purposes are to advance the university's interest, to enhance relationships among alumni, faculty, staff, and students, and to strengthen the contributions of alumni to the campus community. These goals are accomplished through many varied, ongoing activities and programs. Membership in the Association is open and free to all former Cal State LA students.

The more than 250,000 Cal State LA graduates remain a vital and active catalyst in the growth of the University. Through involvement in the Alumni Association, graduates keep in contact with each other and assist the University through a network of various affiliate groups. The association also seeks to utilize alumni in a variety of student programs and services on campus.

Our Mission

The mission of the Cal State LA Alumni Association is to foster relationships among alumni, students, and community by providing services and activities that build loyalty, support, and a lifelong connection to the University.

Who We Are

The Board of Directors consists of volunteers who develop central policies and procedures for the Cal State LA Alumni Association.

The 2023-2025 Alumni Board of Directors application process closed on Thursday, May 11, 2023.

For more information about our Board of Directors, please contact Maria Ubago at [email protected]

2023-2025 Alumni Board of Directors


Martin Nava headshot

Martin Nava (’08)



Bertha Haro's headshot

Bertha Haro (’01, ’10)



Headshot of Dr. Darlene Finocchiaro

Dr. Darlene Finocchiaro (’83, ’90)
Vice President



Sharon Chase headshot.

Sharon Chase (’83)



Ada Escobar's Headshot

Ada Escobar (’00, ’08)



Delaram Ahmadyveasi

Delaram Ahmadyveasi (’19)
Director at Large



Muaath Ali's headshot

Muaath Ali (’11)
Director at Large



Dr. Raul Cardoza's headshot.

Dr. Raul Cardoza (’67, ’73)
Director at Large



Catherine Catherine's headshot.

Catherine Catherine (’00)
Director at Large



Sandra Flores' headshot

Dr. Sandra Flores (’08, ’12, ’22)
Director at Large




Tania Garcia (’17)
Director at Large

Headshot of Maida Lopez

Maida Lopez (’03)
Director at Large



Kathy Leal's headshot.

Kathy Leal (’16, ’20)
Director at Large



Andres Molina's headshot
Andres Molina (’13, ’20)
Director at Large



Dr. Lourdes Ramirez-Ortiz's headshot

Dr. Lourdes Ramirez-Ortiz (’96, ’00, ’17)
Director at Large



Dr. Tanea Robinson

Dr. Tanea Robinson (’01)
Director at Large



Agustin Ruelas

Agustin Ruelas (’05)
Director at Large



Maria Serpas's headshot
Maria Serpas (’20)
Director at Large



Eugenia Tello

Eugenia Tello (’13, ’18)
Director at Large



Nina Torres' headshot

Nina Torres (’14)
Director at Large



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Dr. Alicia Tycer (’11)
Director at Large


Ex. Officio Members


Robert Avalos headshot.

Robert Y. Avalos
Vice President for University Advancement and Executive Director of the Cal State LA Foundation



Maria Ubago headshot

Maria Ubago (’98, ’06)
Associate Vice President for Alumni Relations



Yahir Flores

Yahir Flores
President for Cal State LA Associated Students, Inc.

Alumni Scholarship Committee

The Alumni Scholarship Committee directs the selection process, reviews applications, interviews finalists, and selects awardees. Click here to learn more about the Alumni Scholarship Program and Committee.

For questions, please contact Marisol Cruz at [email protected] or (323) 343-4980.

Finance Review Committee

The Finance Review Committee is responsible for general oversight and review of Alumni Association finances, funds, expenditures, revenue, taxes, and investments. For more information, contact Maria Ubago at [email protected] or (323) 343-2586.

Maria Ubago, Executive Director

Maria Ubago (’98, ’06)
Associate Vice President
Alumni Relations
(323) 343-4945 | [email protected]



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Marisol Cruz
Assistant Director
Alumni and Student Programs
(323) 343-4980 | [email protected]



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Sarina Frontino Sanchez
Administrative Support Coordinator
(323) 343-4978 | [email protected]



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Contact Us

Cal State LA Alumni Association
Alumni Center
5154 State University Drive, U-SU 102
Los Angeles, CA 90032

Hours of operation: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Phone: 323-343-ALUM (2586)
Email: [email protected]