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.
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.
Assistant Director of Care Services & Assistant Dean of Students
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.
Director of Basic Needs Services
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.