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University Council

The Cal State San Marcos University Council is a citizen advisory board consisting of community leaders interested in the development and welfare of the University. The Council advises the President on a number of matters, particularly those affecting University and community relations, and meeting the needs of the service area of the University.

Council Members

  • Dana Albert, Merrill Lynch
  • Greg Anglea, Interfaith Community Services
  • Matthew Armstrong, San Marcos School District 
  • Trudy Armstrong, The San Diego Foundation
  • Xiomara Arroyo, PNC Bank
  • Danny Blas, CHE'LU / Chamorro Hands in Education Links Unity
  • Sheila Brown, Palomar Health
  • W. Erik Bruvold, San Diego North Economic Development Council
  • Mark Cafferty, San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation
  • Harold Coleman, Jr., Harold Coleman Jr. Ltd.
  • Anita Draa, Gannett Fleming
  • Shawn Entrikin, Amazon
  • Matthew Foster, North County San Diego Veterans Stand Down
  • Michelle Gonzalez, TrueCare
  • Sharyn Goodson, Leichtag Foundation
  • Warren Gorowitz, Hunter Industries
  • Gerald Hampton, Life of Liberty
  • Rod Jones, Pro Real Estate 
  • Robert Howard, Zodiac Solutions
  • Darren Levitt, Seabreeze Properties
  • Gina McBride, McBride Financial & Philanthropy Concepts
  • Michael Minjares,  Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank 
  • Joseph "Joe" Murphy, Pechanga Band of Indians
  • Julie Norby, Community Partner
  • Roberto Ramirez, Mountain Meadow Mushroom Farms, Inc.
  • Carey Riccitelli, San Diego County Health & Human Services 
  • William Rivera, California Coast Credit Union 
  • Matthew Sanford, City of Carlsbad
  • Tess Sangster, City of San Marcos 
  • Ed Scarpelli, Western Mutual Development Corportation
  • Tory See, ViaSat, Inc.
  • Greg Snaer, SnaerZenger Projects
  • Lisa Stout, Project Next 
  • Amber Ter Vrugt, Scripps Health
  • Matthew Tucker, North County Transit District
  • Sara Vaz, Nordson Corporation (Chair)
  • Max Villalobos, Kaiser Permanente
  • Col Dan Whitley, United States Marine Corps - Camp Pendleton
  • Heather Whitley-Quinn, Manpower of San Diego
  • James Wright, A Step Beyond

University Members

  • Dr. Ellen Neufeldt, President
  • Dr. Patricia Prado-Olmos, Chief Community Engagement Officer
Support Staff: 
Melinda Jones, Executive Affairs Specialist