Executive Branch

Student Government President:  Ilien Tolteca (they/them/theirs)

Headshot of the 2022-2023 SG President, Ilien Tolteca

Class: Senior
Major: Chicano Studies and Studio Art
Email: ilien.tolteca877@csuci.edu
Office Hours: 
Monday: 9:00am - 12:00pm & 1:00pm - 5:00pm (10:30am-11:45am Executive Team Meetings)
Tuesday: 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Wednesday: 9:00am - 12:00pm & 1:00pm - 5:00pm (9:00am - 11:00am Senate Meetings)
Thursday: 2:00pm - 5:00pm

Student Government Vice President: Javier Garnica (he/him/his)

Class: Senior
Major: Chicano Studies 
Email: javier.garnica156@csuci.edu
Office Hours:
 9:00am - 2:00pm (10:30am-11:45am Executive Team Meetings)
Tuesday: 9:00am - 11:45am & 2:00pm - 4:15pm
Wednesday: 9:00am - 2:00pm (9:00am - 11:00am Senate Meetings)
Thursday: 9:00am - 11:45pm & 2:00pm - 4:15pm
Friday: 12:00pm - 2:00pm (Virtual Hours)

Student Government Chief of Staff: Alegra Grace (she/her/hers)

Class:  Senior
Major:  Business Marketing 
Office Hours:
9:30am - 2:45pm (10:30am-11:45am Executive Team Meetings)
9:30am - 10:15am & 3:00pm - 4:15pm
9:00am - 2:45pm (9:00am - 11:00am Senate Meetings)
9:30am - 10:15am & 3:00pm - 4:15pm

Student Government Director of Operations: OPEN POSITION (Spring 2023)

The Director of Operations must:

  • Attend all Senate meetings, and attest that all legislation enacted is true and accurate.
  • Present, within three business days of its ratification, all Senate legislation and appropriations to the President as required by Section 2.1.2 of these Bylaws.
  • Maintain a permanent and current record of all members of Student Government including their contact information.
  • Maintain regular office hours.
  • Maintain the SG office, including organization and inventory of office supplies.
  • Update and maintain the SG website—permitting they have access to edit the website.
  • Maintain and update SG social media platforms.
  • The Director of Operations must work no less than fifteen hours per week when school is in session.
  • The Director of Operations is a compensated position, as outlined in section 3.4.9 of these Bylaws.

Student Government Director of External Affairs: OPEN POSITION (Spring 2023)

The Director of External Affairs must:

  • Attend all CSSA monthly plenary and regional meetings.
  • Attend all scheduled Senate meetings.
  • Coordinate all SG legislative visits and advocacy.
  • Disseminate information to students pertaining to SG’s lobbying and legislative activities.
  • Oversee the recruitment and training of the Lobby Corps.
  • Collaborate with the CI Director of Community and Government Relations.
  • Coordinate all voter registration and education campaigns on campus.
  • The Director of External Affairs must work not less than fifteen hours per week when school is in session.
  • The Director of External Affairs is a compensated position, as outlined in section 3.4.9 of these Bylaws.


Student Government Senator of Social Justice: Annie Kroll (she/they)

Major: Organizational Communications
Wednesday: 9:00am-11:00am (Senate Meeting)

Student Government Senator of Veterans and Non-Traditional Students: LisaMarie Ruiz (she/her/ella)

Major: Chicanx Studies and Psychology (Pre-Law)
Office Hours: 
Monday: 4:00pm-5:00pm (Veterans Resource Center, Bell Tower, Room 1762)
Wednesday: 9:00am-11:00am (Senate Meeting)


Senator of Sustainability and Technology: Mirka Lizbeth Vargas (she/her/hers)

Major: Political Science/Environmental Science and Resource Mgmt.
Office Hours:
Monday: 9:00am-11:00am
Wednesday: 9:00am-11:00am (Senate Meeting) & 11:00am-12:00pm
Friday: 9:00am-12:00pm
Appointments available by request.

Senator of Commuters and Transportation: Aram Pogosian

Wednesday: 9:00am-11:00am (Senate Meeting)

Senate Position Requirements (in accordance with the Student Government 2021 Bylaws 2.2.6)

 All Senators must:

  • Serve on a minimum of one University Committee.
  • Submit weekly reports to Vice President.
  • Attend biweekly one on one meetings set by the Vice President.
  • Attend all SG meetings held on Wednesday at 9:00 a.m. in the Coville Conference Room, unless otherwise specified by the Vice President within seventy-two hours.
  • Work a minimum of five hours per week throughout their term.
  • Attend a minimum of five CI events per semester as a SG representative.
  • Take on and give tasks to their assigned interns, when appropriate, under the guidance of
    the Chief of Staff.

Student Government Senator of Wellness and Recreation: OPEN POSITION

In addition to the above, this Senator must:

  • Work with Campus Recreation, Boating Center, Student Health Services and Counseling and
    Psychological Services (CAPS) to better identify the needs of students.
  • Serve at least one office hour at Campus Recreation or the Wellness Center on campus.
  • Attend at least two sporting events throughout each semester. 

Student Government Senator of Academic Affairs: OPEN POSITION

In addition to the above, this Senator must:

  • Attend all Academic Senate meetings.
  • Serve as a liaison between students and faculty.

Student Government Senator of Student Engagement: OPEN POSITION

In addition to the above, this Senator must:

  • Connect with clubs and organizations to increase student involvement.
  • Attend all freshman and transfer student orientation and/or events as the SG representative.
  • Serve a minimum of one office hour with the Student Transition & Engagement Programs (STEP). 

Student Government Housing and Residential Education Senator: OPEN POSITION

In addition to the above, this Senator must:

  • Work with housing students and staff to identify the needs of students living on campus.
  • Serve a minimum of one office hour in the Housing office.
  • Attend Residential Hall Association (RHA) meetings.

Student Government Graduate, Credential and Alumni Senator: OPEN POSITION

In addition to the above, this Senator must:

  • Serve on the Alumni and Friends campus committee.
  • Work alongside Graduate Schools and School of Education to identify the needs of students
    within each program.

Interested in being a senator? Email: sgasi@csuci.edu


Student Government Chief Justice: OPEN POSITION

The Chief Justice must:

  • Preside over all meetings of the Judicial Branch.
  • Take care that the Judiciary’s procedures are properly executed.
  • Deliver, in writing, the rulings of the Judicial Branch to the parties involved as well as to Senate.
  • Serve as the Parliamentarian of the Senate, and attend all Senate meetings.
  • Notwithstanding any other duty or privilege of this Article, ensure the proper functioning of the Judicial Branch.
  • Serve as the chair of the Internal Affairs Committee.
  • Must overlook and approve any resolution and legislation before it is passed, considering this is considered judicial review.

Associate Justices: OPEN POSITION

The Associate Justices must:

  • Perform duties delegated by the Chief Justice.
  • Sit on the Internal Affairs Committee.
  • Recuse themselves from a case in the event of a conflict of interest.
  • An Associate Justice must work not less than two hours per week while school is in session.

Interested in being a part of the Judicial Branch? Email: sgasi@csuci.edu


Interns must:

  • Assist in the planning, coordination, and execution of SG events.
  • Attend and report at all meetings of their assigned branch.
  • Work alongside all members of SG to better represent the students of CI.
  • Work no less than three (3) hours per week during the academic year

Some intern positions are still open.

Intern to the President: Clarissa Campos

Intern to the Director of Operations: Destiny Caster

Intern to the Vice President: Dylan Santistevan

Intern to the Senator of Veterans and Non-Traditional Students: Steven Santos

Interested in being a intern? Email: sgasi@csuci.edu

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