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Diane Abundabar

Diane Abundabar

Director of Events and Rathbun Program Manager

Diane joined the Office for Religious Life (ORL) team in 2009 as Program Coordinator before her promotion to Rathbun Program Manager in 2014. As Rathbun Program Manager, she plans and executes all aspects of events, such as lectures, conferences, alumni events, and other university-related events, including the Rathbun Visiting Fellow Program. In 2018, she was promoted to Director of Events in addition to her role as Rathbun Program Manager.She works with her colleagues on short and long range strategic planning for ORL program development.  She also directs the development of the ORL, Rathbun Program and Windhover websites and oversees the overall marketing and communications plan for the department.

A Bay Area native, Diane grew up in Hayward and Vallejo, California. She went on to complete a B.A. in Communication Design with the Option in Media Arts from California State University, Chico in 2001. After college, she gained experience in advertising and marketing at the Chico Enterprise-Record newspaper. She then became the Office Manager of CSU, Chico's Educational Talent Search, a federally funded TRiO program designed to empower low-income and first-generation students to pursue higher education. She is currently pursuing a Master's degree in Higher Education through Pennsylvania State University's World Campus.

Dedicated to increasing multicultural awareness and understanding, she is an active alumna of Delta Xi Phi Multicultural Sorority, Inc. She has served in various leadership positions on Delta Xi Phi's National Board of Directors, including National Expansion Chair and National President.