Meet Our Staff

Our team is composed of caring professionals committed to your learning and success; we are here to assist you in becoming your own best advocate. We approach our work with a sense of honesty, integrity, and professional ethics. If you are facing challenges and are not sure where to go, start with us--we are here to help!

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Dr. Vincent E. Vigil

Associate Vice President for Student Affairs & Dean of Students

Dr. Vincent E. Vigil carries the joint title of AVP for Student Affairs & Dean of Students. As AVP for Student Affairs overseeing the wellness and care area, Dr. Vigil leads highly-visible and significant departments within the Division of Student Affairs including Counseling & Psychological Services, the Dean of Students Office, Disability Support Services, the Health Center, Title IX, Housing & Residential Engagement, and Student Life & Leadership. Dr. Vigil previously served as Interim Director for CSUF’s Diversity Initiatives & Resource Centers and prior to that role, he worked as the Director for Student Life & Leadership at CSUF.

Before his time at CSUF, Dr. Vigil was the Director for Campus Organizations at the University of California, Irvine as well as the inaugural Director for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) Resource Center at the University of Southern California (USC).

Holding a deep passion for knowledge, Dr. Vigil also has taught several courses in educational counseling and education for the master's and doctoral programs at USC and the Master's of Higher Education Program at CSUF. He is a first-generation college student from Pico Rivera, CA who received his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Whittier College. Dr. Vigil completed his master’s degree in Postsecondary Administration and Student Affairs and his docorate degree in Higher Education Adminstration from the USC Rossier School of Education. 

Jennifer Wheeler

Project Manager & Clery Compliance Specialist

As the Project Manager, Jennifer is responsible for managing large-scale initiatives and processes for the Office of the Dean of Students. This includes strategic planning for task forces, implementation of student service programs, mass communication to the student community, and data collection for assessment and compliance. Jennifer also serves as Cal State Fullerton's Clery Compliance Specialist and is entrusted to prepare, publish, and distribute the Annual Security Report. The first in her family to earn a college degree, Jennifer received her  B.A. in Speech Communication from the University of La Verne and her M.A. in Education with an emphasis in Counseling from San Diego State University (SDSU). She also holds an Advanced Graduate Certificate in Trauma-Informed Care and Mental Health Recovery from SDSU. 

Carmen Curiel

Associate Dean of Students & Director of Care Services

Carmen is the Associate Dean of Students and Director of Care Services at Cal State Fullerton.  Since joining the CSUF community in 2000, she has held various student affairs positions in areas including Educational Opportunity Program, Student Life and Leadership, Honors and Scholars, and Diversity Initiatives and Resource Centers.  In 2014 she was appointed to provide non-clinical case management to connect students with a variety of “wrap around” resources focusing on academic stress, mental health services, housing, food, and financial insecurity.  She helped build our current care services model, the Behavioral Intervention Team, and establish Tuffy’s Basic Needs Services Center.  She earned a Master of Social Work from the University of Southern California and a Bachelor of Arts in Government from Harvard University.  

Marlene Romero

Care Services Coordinator

Marlene serves as the Care Services Coordinator in the Dean of Students office. In her role she supports students who are in distress, students in need of help navigating the university, and students who may be experiencing housing, food, or financial insecurity. Prior to her work in the Dean of Students office, Marlene was a Community Coordinator in Housing and Residential Engagement at CSUF. Marlene attended CSU Chico as an undergraduate earning a B.A. in Psychology and attended graduate school at the University of Denver, earning an M.A. in Higher Education and Student Affairs.

Victoria Ajemian

Basic Needs Center Coordinator

Victoria is the Coordinator for Tuffy’s Basic Needs Services Center, and her work focuses on supporting students in need to obtain food assistance, emergency temporary housing, hygiene products, financial support, and access to Tuffy’s Career Closet. Her previous work includes time as an Assistant Dean of Students at the University of North Carolina Greensboro as well as the Parent and Family Coordinator at the same institution. Additionally, she served as the Student Conduct Coordinator at the University of California Los Angeles.  Victoria received her B.A. in English from Appalachian State University as well as her M.A. in English. She then received her M.Ed. in Student Affairs from UCLA.

Amanda Davidson

Associate Dean of Students & Director of Student Conduct

Amanda is the Associate Dean of Students and Director of Student Conduct at Cal State Fullerton. In her role, she oversees the conduct process in the residence halls, the larger campus, and amongst members of the CSUF community. In her work, Amanda strives to make the student conduct a restorative process aimed at student development, growth, and learning. Prior to her work as the Associate Dean of Students and Director of Student Conduct, Amanda worked as a Senior Community Coordinator in Housing and Residential Engagement at Cal State Fullerton.  She earned her M.S. in Education with an emphasis in Higher Education from CSUF, a B.S. in Psychology from California Lutheran University, and an A.A. in Psychology from the College of Southern Nevada.

Weston Prisbrey

Assistant Dean of Students & Assistant Director of Residential Conduct 

Weston serves as the Assistant Dean of Students and Assistant Director for Residential Conduct. Weston’s primary focus is working to support students through the student conduct process and overseeing student conduct in the residence halls. His experience includes work as the Assistant Director for Student Conduct at the University of Kansas, as a Resident Director at Gonzaga University, and as a Graduate Assistant in University Housing at Oregon State.  Weston received his B.S. in Biology at Southern Utah University and his M.S. in College Student Services Administration at Oregon State.

Matt Waid

Student Conduct Investigator

Matt serves as a Student Conduct Investigator in the Office of Student Conduct. In his role, he investigates organization policy violations and cases in addition to student cases dealing with academic dishonesty and code of conduct violations. Matt has prior experience working as a Student Conduct Coordinator at CSUF, an Area Coordinator at Lesley University in Massachusetts, and an Area Coordinator at Saint Anselm College in New Hampshire. He received his B.A. in Sociology at UC Berkeley and his M.A. in Higher Education and Student Affairs at The Ohio State University.

Emalie Chandras

Student Conduct Coordinator

Emalie is the Student Conduct Coordinator in the Office of Student Conduct. In her role, she investigates and adjudicates allegations of individual student conduct and student organization policy violations. Emalie focuses on students’ learning and connecting them to the appropriate resources on campus to succeed  in addition to providing proactive education on student and student organization rights and responsibilities.  Previously, Emalie has worked at the University of California, Washington Center (UCDC) and Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo.  She earned her B.A. in Communication from UC San Diego and her M.A. from Bowling Green State University in College Student Personnel.  

Gabby Bennett

Student Conduct Graduate Assistant

 

Erica Solis

CalFresh Outreach and Enrollment Graduate Assistant

 

Lupe Tinoco Oliveros

Basic Needs Center Programming Graduate Assistant

 

Ashlyn Avila

Social Media Student Assistant, Dean of Students Office

 

Charis Hill

Social Media Assistant, Basic Needs Center