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To foster a community that inspires belonging, encourages personal and professional development, and connects staff to holistic services and support.


To createan environmentwhereall staff feel valued andsupported andare given the tools to thrive in their personal and professional livescontributing totheculture of careembraced bythe entire campus.


Inclusive - We are committed to fostering a sense of belonging where each member of our diverse staff feels valued, respected, and encouraged to bring their authentic selves to work. 

Caring- We are committed to nurturing a compassionate atmosphere where we look out for one another in support of personal and professional success and well-being for all staff.  

Collaborative-  We are committed to building meaningful partnerships that connect our staff to the many resources available on and off our campus. 

Empowering- We are committed to supporting our staff, creating a space where their voices are heard, and providing the resources and encouragement for them to advocate for themselves. 

Staff Center Committee (SCC)

The Staff Center Committee is made up of a broad representation of staff groups on campus. Feel free to direct questions and feedback to your staff representative or to the Staff Center directly at

The CSUSM Staff Center Committee has three primary charges: 

  1. Define the mission and vision of the Center.
  2. Recommend Center services and resources to meet current staff needs to begin September 2020. Services/resources may include providing opportunities for social interaction, peer support and professional development, wellbeing programs, and referrals to on-campus and off-campus resources.
  3. Develop a plan with recommendations for long-term service delivery.

Staff Center Committee

Current Committee Members

Center/Committee Representatives


Committee Member


Staff Center Susan O'Connor Interim Director
SAND Ahmbra Austin SAND Chair
CSUSM Corporation Representative
Representing Committee Member Title
CSUSM Corp Human Resources Marcia Agnew Human Resources Generalist
Division Representatives
Representing Committee Member Title
Academic Affairs Kris Roberts Administrative Support Coordinator, Planning & Academic Resources
Finance & Administrative Services Lesley Rankin Gonzalez Assistant to the Vice President
Office of the President Cheryl Landin Decision Support Analyst
Community Engagement
Student Affairs Rachel Wilson Assistant Athletic Trainer, Athletics
University Advancement Lauren Moreno Event Planner
Faculty Staff Association Representatives
Representing Committee Member Title
BFSA Talisha St. John President
LAFS Perla Rivas Secretary
APIDA Christine Lee President
Staff Union Representatives
Representing Committee Member Title
CSUEU Vanessa Vincent President
Mike Geck Chief Steward
APC Leo Melena President
Teamsters Jayce Yardley Shop Steward
SUPA Timothy Dow President
Human Resources
Representing Committee Member Title
Human Resources & CSUSM Wellness Programs Courtney Tamone HR Analyst
AVP Human Resources Kent Porter Interim AVP, HR & Payroll Services


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Annual Report

May 15, 2021