UAP Past Winners




2 male and 2 female DIEP award winners



the male Youth Empowerment Conference


The winner of this year's Diversity, Inclusion and Equity Award is the team responsible for Educational Partnerships and the  Male Youth Empowerment Conference Opens in new window : Adriana Badillo, Genesis Perez, George Parker and Vincent Harris.

The Male Youth Empowerment Conference, or MYEC 4.0, is geared toward young men of color in grades nine through 11.  MYEC creates an experience where young men of color from across Southern California gain insight and encouragement into preparing for college life while in high school. This year, nearly 300 young men of color participated in a full day of programming geared toward demonstrating ways in which these future Titans can view CSUF as a destination to thrive, succeed, and reach their goals.  


Vincent Harris, Director, Male Success Initiative, Student Affairs (top left) | Adriana Badillo, Director, Educational Partnerships, Student Affairs (top right) | Genesis Perez, Academic Coordinator, Educational Partnerships, Student Affairs (bottom left) | George Parker IV, Senior Program Coordinator, Male Success Initiative, Student Affairs (bottom right) 




3 male winners for the teamwork and collaboration award





Titan Communications


The winners of this year’s  Teamwork and Collaboration Award is the Titan Communications team, made up of members Eraj Shadaram, Nathan Jeffers and Jeffrey Whitten.

Eraj, Nathan, and Jeffrey directed, produced, shot, and edited videos for the award-winning 2018 Presidential Rap Video, which had more than 100,000 views; the 2018 Holiday Video with a record-breaking 6,000 views on Twitter and 25,000 views on social media; the 2019 University Awards Program featuring Kevin Costner, Gwen Stefani, Bruce Bowen, and Justin Turner; the 2019 Convocation Dance Video; and the 2019 Holiday video that broke their own records. Together, these videos have brought hundreds of thousands of viewers to the university through the power of song, humor, dance, and by creatively infusing our points of pride in each of these videos with masterful editing.


Eraj Shadaram, Director, Titan Communications, Academic Affairs (top left) |  Nathan Jeffers, Media Production Specialist, Titan Communications, Academic Affairs (top right) | Jeffrey Whitten, Television Media Coordinator, Titan Communications, Academic Affairs (bottom right)



2019 Winners


Portrait of Sharrica Miller


Diversity, Inclusion and Equity Award 


This year’s recipient was  Sharrica Miller , assistant professor of nursing, whose leadership helped establish the first annual Diversity and Inclusion Symposium within the School of Nursing. The symposium introduced important topics surrounding diversity to the campus, such as ethnicity, religion, sexuality and gender expression, providing an opportunity for the campus to recruit and retain a more diverse student population.


Sharrica Miller, Assistant Professor, School of Nursing 




team colaboration award




Tuffy’s Basic Needs

This year’s winners were members of the Tuffy’s Basic Needs team:   Carmen Curiel, associate dean of students;   Marlene Romero, care services coordinator; and student assistant   Nick Jakel. This team was instrumental to the success of the Tuffy’s Basic Needs Center in its first year of operation, providing more than 2,000 visitors with food assistance, temporary emergency housing, financial support and the distribution of clothing and hygiene products.


 Carmen Curiel , Associate Dean of Students (left) Student Affairs, Dean of Students Office   |    Marlene Romero , SSP III (center) Student Affairs, Dean of Students Office   |    Nick Jakel , Helper-Aid (right) Student Affairs, Dean of Students Office



Portrait of Eileen Walsh



Leadership Award


 Eileen Walsh , chair and associate professor of sociology, was this year’s Leadership Award winner. Walsh was nominated not only for serving as an extraordinary role model to staff and colleagues, but for her leadership in guiding faculty and staff members to contribute to the further growth of the college and its students. She is described as a supportive mentor and collaborative leader with a clear vision for the department that aligns decisions with the students’ best interests.


Eileen Walsh, Department Chair, Sociology




2018 Winners




DEI Award Winners



Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Award


African American Civic Engagement: 1860s and 100 Years Later Among CSUF Titan Alumni”

Curators of an exhibit highlighting the achievements of African American alumni who attended Cal State Fullerton in the 1960s-70s garnered the university's annual Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Award.


Stan Breckenridge, Retired lecturer of African American Studies  |  Siobhan Brooks, Department Chair and Associate Professor of African American Studies  |   Alina Mircea-Trotz, Senior Director of Development



Leadership award winner



Leadership Award


In recognition of her efforts to motivate and lead the people she works with, creating and sharing a strategic vision of the future and myriad other responsibilities and tasks that exemplify a leader, Tagle was honored as the Leadership Award.


Paulina Tagle, Director of Grants & Contracts, Office of Research and Sponsored Projects, Academic Affairs




teamwork award





“Campus Speaker Working Group”

The campus speaker working group was awarded the teamwork and collaboration award because of the team's efforts in ensuring campus safety and understandinga when a CSUF student group invited a controversial speaker to campus.


Keya Allen, Associate Executive Director of Associate Students Inc., Associated Students Incorporated  |  Jeffrey D. Cook, former Associate Vice President of Strategic Communications, University Advancement    |    Michael Coughlin, Risk Manager, Human Resources, Diversity and Inclusion    |    Michael Delo, Interim Parking Field Manager, Parking and Transportation, Auxiliary Services Corporation    |    Jeff Fehrn, Associate Director of the Titan Student Union, Associated Students Incorporated    |    Carl Jones,   Operations Captain of the University Police Department, Auxiliary Services Corporation    |    Tonantzin Oseguera, Associate Vice President of Student Engagement, Student Affairs    |    Monique Shay, former       University       Counsel, Office of the President    |    Vincent Vigil, Interim Director of the Diversity Initiatives & Resource Center, Student Affairs    |    Scot Willey, Operations Captain of the University Police Department, Auxiliary Services Corporation    |    John Beisner, Executive Director of Risk Management, Human Resources, Diversity and Inclusion