CSI : Leadership Academy

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The Center for Student Involvement Leadership Academy is a comprehensive four component program open to all Cal State LA students and is designed to develop students into transformative leaders, empower individuals, and inspire students involved with University clubs and organizations to further and strengthen their communities. Through the following CSI programs offered during the course of the academic year, students can tailor their Leadership Academy involvement based on their availability.


Leadership Academy Recipients


2016 Recipients


  • Daniel Campos
  • Jeffrey Carbonel
  • Israel Estrada
  • Nyehla Saranfina Aruba Iresheid
  • Jesus Jonathan Mendoza
  • Brandy Silva
  • Sevana Simonyan
  • Gordon Truong

2015 Recipients


  • Daniel Campos
  • Jeffrey Carbonel
  • Israel Estrada
  • Nyehla Saranfina Aruba Iresheid
  • Jesus Jonathan Mendoza
  • Brandy Silva
  • Sevana Simonyan
  • Gordon Truong

2014 Recipients


  • Diana Torres


2013 Recipients


  • Giselle Atallah

2012 Recipients


  • Abril Rodriguez Villanueva
  • Alexander Woodman
  • Robert Sauceda
  • Stephanie Ramirez




U-Lead Year round


You're in the driver's seat when it comes to starting your leadership journey at Cal State LA, The U-Lead program is ready to help you navigate and develop your leadership experience on campus and beyond. Once you answer the call to lead, through this program you will be able to:

  • Define your leadership styles and identity
  • Enhance important life skills essential to leading successfully
  • Understand the building blocks for effective leadership
  • Network with current student leaders, faculty, and staff members at the University

Whether you're a new student discovering your talents or a returning seasoned leader, the U-Lead program can help accelerate your leadership journey to success, providing you with the tools and resources necessary for analyzing problems and implementing solutions related to your daily
call to lead.

U-Lead requires no sign ups or applications. Dates and times of workshops will be listed in the University-Student Union calendar of events.


2017 Recipients


  • An Mach
  • Beatriz Aguirre

2016 Recipients


  • Ali Alizeda
  • Johnny Aragon
  • Jeffrey Carbonel
  • Daniel Campos
  • Israel Estrada
  • Chelsey Fedelis
  • Nyehla Saranhfina Aruba Iresheid
  • Bradley Kehoe
  • Raymond Lam
  • Jesus Jonathan Mendoza
  • Sarah Mouakkad
  • Anastasiia Shevyreva
  • Brandy Silva
  • Sevana Simonyan
  • Abel Tovar Jr.
  • Benson Truong

2015 Recipients


  • Ali Alizeda
  • Johnny Aragon
  • Jeffrey Carbonel
  • Daniel Campos
  • Israel Estrada
  • Chelsey Fedelis
  • Nyehla Saranhfina Aruba Iresheid
  • Bradley Kehoe
  • Raymond Lam
  • Jesus Jonathan Mendoza
  • Sarah Mouakkad
  • Anastasiia Shevyreva
  • Brandy Silva
  • Sevana Simonyan
  • Abel Tovar Jr.
  • Benson Truong

2014 Recipients


  • Diana Torres
  • Michelle Tran
  • Gordon Truong

2013 Recipients


  • Giselle Atallah
  • Alex Dejean
  • Aimee Guzman
  • Micheal Leung
  • Francisco Macias
  • Ariel Sherman

2012 Recipients


  • Alexander Woodman
  • Andrew Hu
  • Griselda Hernandez
  • Guadalupe Ramirez
  • Robert Sauceda

2011 Recipients


  • Zahara Atefi
  • Chontali Herod-Kirk
  • Jefferey Hong
  • Karen Ma
  • Yessenia Toscano


Leadership Exploration and Advancement Program (L.E.A.P.)
Fall Semester


The Leadership Exploration and Advancement Program (L.E.A.P.) aims to engage students in the discovery of personal leadership identities through a variety of seven interactive sessions during the fall quarter. Find out more about L.E.A.P.

2017 Recipients


  • Alejandra Garica Orosco
  • Ashley Esquivel
  • Candy Noriega
  • Cynthia Arreola
  • Dalia Chimil
  • Gloria Mendez
  • Guadalupe Velez
  • Minh Ha
  • Ranika Perera
  • Rattiporn Udomnopwitthayakul
  • Robert Solorio
  • Vanessa Pineda
  • Xinyu Chen

2016 Recipients


  • Johnny Aragon
  • Selene Aguirre
  • Imelda Avila-Ramirez
  • Daniel Campos
  • Jeffrey Carbonel
  • Puning Cheng
  • Israel Estrada
  • Chelsey Fedelis
  • Leticia Galvez-Alva
  • Seonghoe Gu
  • Catalina Guasco
  • Grecia Hernandez Lugo
  • Matthew Hu
  • Brad Kehoe
  • Carol Mamon
  • Mohammed Mansour
  • Christina Mendez
  • Jesus Jonathan Mendoza
  • Damaris Moran
  • Sarah Mouakkad
  • Mauricio Nolasco
  • Daniela Ojeda Gomez
  • Ilse Perez
  • Exequiel Punzalan
  • Michelle Quan
  • Chantal Reyes
  • Evelyn Rodriguez
  • Bryan Sanchez
  • Haslholan Simorangkir
  • Sevana Simonyan
  • Angelique Singh
  • Diego Tinoco
  • Abel Tovar Jr.
  • Melissa Venegas

2015 Recipients


  • Johnny Aragon
  • Selene Aguirre
  • Imelda Avila-Ramirez
  • Daniel Campos
  • Jeffrey Carbonel
  • Puning Cheng
  • Israel Estrada
  • Chelsey Fedelis
  • Leticia Galvez-Alva
  • Seonghoe Gu
  • Catalina Guasco
  • Grecia Hernandez Lugo
  • Matthew Hu
  • Brad Kehoe
  • Carol Mamon
  • Mohammed Mansour
  • Christina Mendez
  • Jesus Jonathan Mendoza
  • Damaris Moran
  • Sarah Mouakkad
  • Mauricio Nolasco
  • Daniela Ojeda Gomez
  • Ilse Perez
  • Exequiel Punzalan
  • Michelle Quan
  • Chantal Reyes
  • Evelyn Rodriguez
  • Bryan Sanchez
  • Haslholan Simorangkir
  • Sevana Simonyan
  • Angelique Singh
  • Diego Tinoco
  • Abel Tovar Jr.
  • Melissa Venegas

2014 Recipients


  • Cynthia Alvarez
  • Andrew A. Aquino
  • Nancy Aragon
  • Rodrigo Banuelos
  • Lance A. G. Capisanan
  • Sun Hyn Cho
  • Loveren Dela Cruz
  • Juan Estrada
  • Gladys Gallardo
  • Tania Garcia
  • Ashley Harris
  • Abbie Juaner
  • ShawnWah Lee
  • Francisco Macias
  • Betania Paula Martinez
  • John Martinez
  • Gil Myeong
  • Dagmawit Negash
  • Emmanuel Nuñez
  • Randy Palacios
  • Marlon Joseph Pasamba
  • Anthony Binala Pascual
  • Nathaniel Peza
  • Matthew Phuong
  • Cristian Nayeli Salas
  • Ariel Sherman
  • Brandy Silva
  • Diana Torres
  • Hannah Tran
  • Sean Weerasinghe
  • Melody Wong
  • Maria Zavala

2013 Recipients


  • Abeer Almarakshi
  • Alix Alcazar
  • Giselle Atallah
  • Myeisha Banks
  • Alfredo Barajas
  • Damaris Barba
  • Esmeralda Barrera
  • Joshua Beltran
  • Mayra Chicas
  • Lizbeth Cruz
  • Korina Delgado
  • Cynthia Elias
  • Miguel Escalante
  • Cernan Flores
  • Janet Garcia
  • Yolanda Giron
  • Mustafa Hasan
  • Rachel Ibrahim-Watkins
  • Dylan Israel
  • Yeong-In Jang
  • Melanie Kim
  • Jaeyong Lee
  • Josselyn Linares
  • Stephanie Martinez
  • Romeo Minter
  • Cinthya Ortiz
  • Elba Pineda
  • Kyle Ransom
  • Christian Reyes
  • Cintia Rodriguez
  • Jasmine Rodriguez
  • Angelica Rossana Tolentino
  • Arlene Shaihor
  • Samantha Sotez
  • Charlie Sparkle
  • Gordon Troung
  • Isabel Vazquez
  • Natalie Vilchis
  • Irene Womack

2012 Recipients


  • Alexander Woodman
  • Aliannea Sherman
  • Alicia Ellington
  • Alonzo Morales Perez
  • Ammal Nabilus
  • Aseneth Calvillo Martinez
  • Ashley Genz-Sandoval
  • Brianna Martinez
  • Brigette Rivera
  • Brittany Manuel
  • Christina Nava
  • Diana Ponce
  • Gabriela Garcia
  • Guadalupe Ramirez
  • Jessica Lozano
  • Jorge Ely Herrera
  • Jose Servin
  • Joseph Anderson
  • Josie Nava
  • Luis Dominguez
  • Mayra Guerrero
  • Mitchie Rose Pardilla
  • Rachael Morales
  • Roman Morales
  • Ruby Mendoza
  • Simpson Cheng
  • Sindy Mencos
  • Tapasya Srivastava
  • Ty Breece Tucker
  • Vanessa Fernandez
  • Vincent Ho
  • Vivian Lam

2011 Recipients


  • Petrouchka Alexieva
  • Anzhela Babayan
  • Vuong (Valerie) Hoang
  • Chun-Yao Hong
  • Karen Ma
  • Andreana Medina
  • Juan Carlos Parrilla
  • Stephanie Ramirez
  • Thomas Salonga
  • Robert Sauceda
  • Francisco Torres
  • Chuong Van
  • Abril Villanueva
  • Berner Walker


The Legacy Experience Year Round

The Legacy Experience, formerly known as Leader Project

This evening seminar series designed to provide juniors, seniors, and graduating graduate students with opportunities at refining their leadership skills in preparation for their post
Cal State LA transition.


2016 Recipients


  • Johnny Aragon
  • Imelda Avila-Ramirez
  • Christian Bedoyan
  • Jacqueline Beltran
  • Anthony Binala Pascual
  • Francisco M. Bisuet
  • Benjamin Bowen
  • Daniel Campos
  • Clarisse L. Choto
  • Israel Estrada
  • Allen Albert Flores
  • Nancy Garcia
  • Catalina Guasco
  • Elza Guevara
  • Grecia Hernandez Lugo
  • Bradley Kehoe
  • Carol Mamon
  • Daisy Martinez
  • Gladys Martinez-Perez
  • Jesus Jonathan Mendoza
  • Zulema Morales
  • Damaris Moran
  • Daniela Ojeda Gomez
  • Jasmin Ortiz
  • Arpit Patil
  • Ilse Perez
  • Michelle Quan
  • Monserrat Ramirez-Mendoza
  • Alvaro E. Sanchez
  • Nyehla Saranhfina Aruba Iresheid
  • Brandy Silva
  • Sevana Simonyan
  • Hasiholan Tiroi Simorangkir
  • Siddhanth R. Sisodia
  • Diego Tinoco
  • Isabel Vazquez
  • Melissa Venegas
  • Naomi Wada
  • Po Yi Yeung

2015 Recipients


  • Johnny Aragon
  • Imelda Avila-Ramirez
  • Christian Bedoyan
  • Jacqueline Beltran
  • Anthony Binala Pascual
  • Francisco M. Bisuet
  • Benjamin Bowen
  • Daniel Campos
  • Clarisse L. Choto
  • Israel Estrada
  • Allen Albert Flores
  • Nancy Garcia
  • Catalina Guasco
  • Elza Guevara
  • Grecia Hernandez Lugo
  • Bradley Kehoe
  • Carol Mamon
  • Daisy Martinez
  • Gladys Martinez-Perez
  • Jesus Jonathan Mendoza
  • Zulema Morales
  • Damaris Moran
  • Daniela Ojeda Gomez
  • Jasmin Ortiz
  • Arpit Patil
  • Ilse Perez
  • Michelle Quan
  • Monserrat Ramirez-Mendoza
  • Alvaro E. Sanchez
  • Nyehla Saranhfina Aruba Iresheid
  • Brandy Silva
  • Sevana Simonyan
  • Hasiholan Tiroi Simorangkir
  • Siddhanth R. Sisodia
  • Diego Tinoco
  • Isabel Vazquez
  • Melissa Venegas
  • Naomi Wada
  • Po Yi Yeung

2014 Recipients


  • Cynthia Aguilar
  • Jennifer Alvarado
  • Cynthia Alvarez
  • Andrew A. Aquino
  • Santiago Aponte
  • Nancy Aragon
  • Rodrigo Banuelos
  • Diamond Barajas
  • Juan Barillas
  • Allen B. Cabanillas
  • Claudia Campos
  • Lance A. G. Capisanan
  • Jeffrey Carbonel
  • Kristianne Cordova
  • Quo Vaughn L. Dukes
  • Claudia Rizo
  • Tania Garcia
  • Sandra Hernandez
  • Janeth Herrera
  • Dahae Hwang
  • Natalie Ibarra
  • Hillary Johnson
  • Marie A. V. Juaner
  • Ai-Ling (Cindy) Li
  • Manjot Lasher
  • John Martinez
  • Selina Morales
  • Kevin Mowers
  • Dagmawit Negash
  • Denysse Nuñez
  • Randy Palacios
  • Gabriela Patiño
  • Thalia Ramirez
  • Romina Rosero
  • Angel Sanchez
  • Alicia Soto
  • Michelle Tran
  • Abigail Valdez
  • Lesle Vallejo
  • Sean Weerasinghe
  • Gleb Yavorkovsky

2013 Recipients


  • Eric Amezcua
  • Leanne Barrientos
  • Lizbeth Cruz
  • Korina Delgado
  • Miguel Escalante
  • Cernan Flores
  • Janet Garcia
  • Adilene Garcia
  • Cynthia Gomez
  • Rachel Ibrahim-Watkins
  • Fabiola Juarez Jaramillo
  • Josselyn Linares
  • Jenny Lu
  • Stephanie Martinez
  • Romeo Minter
  • Cruz Olivares
  • Condoleezza Perry
  • Christian Reyes
  • Jessica Scott
  • Samantha Sotez
  • Charlie Sparkle
  • Angelica Tolentino
  • Diana Torres
  • Gordon Truong
  • Ty Breece Tucker
  • Irene Womack

2012 Recipients


  • Abril Rodriguez Villanueva
  • Alexander Woodman
  • Aliannea Sherman
  • Alicia Ellington
  • Alix Alcazar
  • Alonzo Morales
  • Ammal Nabilus
  • Ariel Sherman
  • Chara Aueyong
  • Christina Mendoza
  • Christina Nava
  • Diana Ponce
  • Erica Zacarias
  • Esmeralda Barrera
  • Gabriela Garcia
  • Giselle D. Atallah
  • Jessa Canos
  • Jessica Lozano
  • Jorge Ely Herrera
  • Josie Nava
  • Kathy Ko
  • Luis Antezana
  • Marlo Alintanahin
  • Natalie Evangelista
  • Ratticha Vanusbodeewong
  • Valeria Jimenez
  • Vincent Ho

2011 Recipients


  • Darlene Aguilar
  • Anzhela Babayan
  • Victor Chin
  • Clarissa De La Torre
  • Chun-Yao (Jefferey) Hong
  • Hamoon Jalalipour
  • Roman Morales
  • Guadalupe Ramirez
  • Brigette Rivera
  • Robert Sauceda
  • Michelle Tran
  • Abril Villanueva
  • Kelsey Wong
  • Abril Villanueva
  • Julianna Yip


Leadership Retreat Spring Semester

The Student Leadership Retreat is here to propel you to new heights. This daylong conference is planned to intentionally give you every opportunity to set goals, plan accordingly and achieve them.

The theme, Beyond Boundaries, highlights the ways in which we can overcome obstacles through perseverance, resilience, and support. Beyond Boundaries focuses on best practices, strategies and skills that can help an individual or community achieve their optimal potential, professional goals, and personal success.


The Leader League Spring Semester

The Leader League, formerly known as Leader to Leader

The Leader League is designed to provide new and continuing students with the opportunity to learn more about leadership as well as analyze your actions, ideas and thoughts on leadership. Through practical application and experiential learning, this program will explore personal experiences and values as the formation of individual leadership styles.

2016 Recipients


  • Jacqueline Beltran
  • John Beverly
  • Daniel Campos
  • Israel Estrada
  • Chelsey Fedelis
  • Edward Gonzalez
  • Catalina Guasco
  • Grecia Hernandez Lugo
  • Nyehla Saranhfina Aruba Iresheid
  • John Martinez
  • Jesus Jonathan Mendoza
  • Damaris Moran
  • Simona Racek
  • Brandy Silva
  • Sevana Simonyan
  • Gordon Truong
  • Krissy Wozniak

2015 Recipients


  • Jacqueline Beltran
  • John Beverly
  • Daniel Campos
  • Israel Estrada
  • Chelsey Fedelis
  • Edward Gonzalez
  • Catalina Guasco
  • Grecia Hernandez Lugo
  • Nyehla Saranhfina Aruba Iresheid
  • John Martinez
  • Jesus Jonathan Mendoza
  • Damaris Moran
  • Simona Racek
  • Brandy Silva
  • Sevana Simonyan
  • Gordon Truong
  • Krissy Wozniak

2014 Recipients


  • Jeffrey Carbonel
  • Nicolle Fedor
  • Edward Manuel Gonzalez
  • Dagmawit Negash
  • Jasmin Ortiz
  • Angel Ralph Sanchez
  • Alicia Soto
  • Diana Torres
  • Sean Weerasinghe

2013 Recipients


  • Mary Chlarize Catalan
  • Karla Garzon
  • Jin (Woo) Lee
  • Gabriela Monzon
  • Elba Y. Pineda
  • Anna Pauline Ponseca

2012 Recipients


  • Alexander Woodman
  • Briggette A. Rivera
  • Deuel Shinkevich
  • Gabriela Garcia
  • Giselle D. Atallah
  • Hamoon Jalalipour
  • Jorge Ely Herrera
  • Maria Cao
  • Stephanie Ramirez
  • Vanessa Fernandez

2011 Recipients


  • Zahara Atefi
  • Irina Filipyera
  • Jeffrey Hong
  • Ashley Lenore Burrell
  • Robert Sauceda
  • Luis Valenzuela



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