Michael Rister, Executive Director
As an alumnus of CSUSB, Michael Rister worked the first half of his career in student recreation at Loma Linda University. He served as a lead representative for student programming and recreation development. After several years, Michael was welcomed back to CSUSB to teach Kinesiology courses. Helping students progress through their field of studies, Michael has always been student-focused and strived to help students grow academically and professionally.
As of fall 2022, It is with great pleasure Michael now serves as the Executive Director for ASI. His main actions are keeping students as the main focus and developing an emotional connection between students and the CSUSB campus.
Herbert Gonzalez, Associate Director
Herbert Gonzalez (he/him/his) is a proud alumnus of CSUSB and a first generation college graduate. His involvement on campus stemmed from his student employee position in the Santos Manuel Student Union as an event programmer. Herbert graduated in 2015 with his Bachelor of Arts in Mass Media. A year after graduation, he returned to work at CSUSB as a full-time staff in the Division of Student Affairs as the executive assistant to the Dean of Students.
Herbert joined ASI in July 2018 as a Leadership and Assessment Coordinator, and then served as the Senior Program Coordinator. In these roles, he oversaw the areas of assessment, programming, marketing, and graphic design. In May of 2021, Herbert was promoted to serve as the Interim Associate Director. In his current role, Herbert works with the ASI Legislative Affairs team, and oversees communications and staff operations for the corporation.
Dacia Woods, Executive Assistant
In her role as Executive Assistant, Dacia is responsible for the daily administrative operations in support of a student run office and supervises student assistants working at the front desk and the College Legal Clinic.
During her tenure at ASI, Dacia has received several forms of recognition which have included service awards, various Certificates of Appreciation, a Certificate of Excellence, Outstanding Staff of the Quarter, and a Student Centeredness Award. The Dacia Woods scholarship was created via a resolution honoring the service members and veterans of the United States military from CSUSB.
Dacia is a retired member of the United States Air Force Reserves where she served six years on active duty and over 14 years as a reservist. Throughout her Air Force career she worked in the Medical Administrative field and later retrained and worked as a Paralegal in the Judge Advocate General's office.
Marina Stone, Senior Program Coordinator
Marina Stone is currently serving CSUSB as the Senior Program Coordinator for ASI. She is a 2021 Cal State San Bernardino alumna, having graduated with her bachelor's degree in psychology. During her time in ASI, Marina served as a Program specialist, Special Projects Coordinator, and was elected as the Executive Vice President for 2020-2021. Outside of ASI, Marina has previously served as the President of Alpha Delta Pi, and the National Panhellenic Council at CSUSB.
In her current role, she leads the ASI Productions team, which includes programs, marketing, graphics and Palm Desert campus departments.