Alcohol and Other Drug Advisory Committee (AODAC)
While most students practice legal and safe drinking behaviors (NCHA, 2010), California State University, Fullerton acknowledges the need for proactive and effective alcohol education, prevention and intervention programs. The Alcohol and Other Drug Advisory Committee (AODAC) was established in 2001 as a result of the California State University Board of Trustees recommendations to each CSU campus President. CSUF immediately responded to the recommendations made by the CSU Board of Trustees by analyzing current alcohol-related policies and pre-existing campus educational efforts, and created an advisory committee comprised of faculty, student affairs staff, students and community members.
The aim of this committee is to reduce high risk drinking and related consequences experienced by CSUF students and to provide a safer learning and living environment on campus.
The functions of the committee include:
The ultimate goal of the alcohol and other drug education programs on campus is to encourage students to make choices that will lead to healthy lifestyles and successful futures.
- Coordinate campus efforts on alcohol and other drug education
- Serve as a resource for the campus community, including students, faculty and staff
- Encourage collaboration and promote campus and community partnerships in the area of alcohol and other drug prevention and education
- Advise campus administration on campus policy and environmental change
- Research and generate alcohol prevention program funding
- Monitor campus alcohol and drug related issues
- Promote the use of best practices in alcohol and drug education and prevention
AODAC SubcommitteesThe AODAC is comprised of five sub-committees: Policy, Research and Assessment, Student Programming, Curriculum and Training, and Website.
Policy Committee Researches and analyzes alcohol and other drug policies to advise campus administration. The policy committee also aims to create environmental and campus-wide change by raising students’ and staff awareness of campus alcohol and drug policies. Chair: Sandi Rhoten, Associate Dean of Students; firstname.lastname@example.org
Research and Assessment Committee Provides assistance to the AODAC and campus on research and assessment strategies to evaluate the effectiveness of alcohol education, training and student programming. Chair: Laura Chandler, Associate Professor, Health Science; email@example.com
Student Programming Committee Coordinates alcohol prevention and education efforts and training to student organizations. Chair: Jackie Blyleven, Health Educator, Student Health and Counseling Center; firstname.lastname@example.org
Curriculum and Training Committee Researches and analyzes effective educational materials and curriculum for use in alcohol and drug education, training and interventions. The committee identifies campus faculty whose research and expertise include alcohol and drug issues. Chair: Susan Leavy, Crimes Against Women Coordinator, WoMen’s Center; email@example.com
Website Committee Assists in the development and maintenance of the AODAC website by providing suggestions for content, events, and website layout. Chair – Mary Becerra, Director of Health Education and Promotion, Student Health and Counseling Center; firstname.lastname@example.org
AODAC Committee Members
The AODAC is a campus-wide committee. Membership is open to CSUF students, faculty, staff and members of the community. For additional information or dates and locations for scheduled meetings, please contact Sonja Sanders at email@example.com, or by calling 657-278-4314.
Alcohol & Other Drugs Advisory Committee
First Name Last Name Department Jessica Aguirre Panhellenic President Maricela Alvarado Coordinator, Greek Life Meredith Basil Director, Althetic Academic Services Mary Becerra Co-Chair; Director of Health Education and Promotion, Student Health and Counseling Center Elizabeth Blache PHUN President Jackie Blyleven Health Educator, Student Health and Counseling Center David Botsford CAPS Laura Buscemi-Beebe Health Educator, County of Orange Health Care Agency, ADEPT Serena Cline Senior Coordinator, New Student Programs Tiffany Eiley Police Cadet, Pacentia Police Department Deanna Farsakh Health Educator, Fullerton College Michelle Gallego Student Margaret Gamboa Health Promotions Coordinator, Concordia University David Garnica IFC Acting President Kelly Greene Health Educator, Orange Coast Community College Megan Harbert CSP PATH's North Team Sergio Hernandez Assistant Coordinator, Greek Life Darany Hoang Health Educator, Student Health and Counseling Center Lea Jarnagin Dean of Students Kristi Kanel Human Services Chris Kiger Director, Student Health Center, Fullerton College Susan Leavy Director, WoMen's Center / Adult ReEntry Dennis Lim MCGC President Stephanie Lopez ASI Appointee Tony Lynch Director, Campus Dining Gary Mancini Fullerton PD Paul McClain University Police Paul Miller Disabled Student Services Valerie Minchala Psychologist, Couseling and Psychological Services Karina Pangan ADEPT Program Evaluation Specialist Sid Patel Catering Manager, Campus Catering Harvey Perez SAAPSA President Sandi Rhoten Associate Dean, Judicial Affairs Andi Sims Assistant Dean, College of the Arts Eric Spaich Housing RA Julie Stokes Faculty, Afro-Ethnic Studies Awais Syed ASI Appointee Tiffany Townson MADD, Orange County Sharnette Underdue Associate Director, Housing