RESIDENTIAL LIFE STAFFAn RLC is a professional staff member responsible for the Residential Life program within one of the four villages. They supervise the CSAs for their village, handle disciplinary cases, provide counseling for residents, resolve conflicts, advise the village councils, and ensure the quality of life within their village.
Each of the RLCs has completed a Master's Degree in College Student Personnel or a related field. In addition to the duties that they perform for their village, each co-instruct Freshman Seminar, serve as an academic advisor, and have departmental assignments. Each evening during the academic year, an RLC is on duty within the Residential Community.
Tony FarmerRLC Sauvignon West
Greetings! My name is Tony Farmer and this is my first year at Sonoma State. I worked for two years at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro after receiving my bachelor's and master's degrees from Ball State University. After spending time in the midwest and up and down the east coast (born in New England) I am thrilled to be in Northern California and working for this amazing institution. I'm a former sports writer who enjoys challenging others to "think outside the box".
In my free time I love watching sports (especially the Boston Red Sox or San Francisco 49ers) and documentaries. Other passion areas include graphic design, writing, learning, communication, alternative health, and organic food.
Maggie PlummerRLC Sauvignon East
Hi! My name is Margaret Plummer, but I prefer Maggie! My family lives in Spanaway, WA and Seattle, WA. I most recently moved from the Boston area in Massachusetts where I was working at another college for the past five years.
I received my B.S. in General Science from Seattle University in Seattle, WA and my Masters in Education with a concentration in Administration of Higher Education from Suffolk University in Boston, MA.
I enjoy just relaxing with a good book or movie on my free time and hanging out with recently made friends and friends from college! I am a Celtics fan too, go Ray Allen! I also like to bake, so if you stop by my office, I might have some! My office is in the Colombard Building in Sauv. East, so just stop by and chat sometime!
Hello! My name is Khou Yang-Vigil and I am the Residential Life Coordinator for Zinfandel and Cabernet Villages. I grew up in Santa Rosa, California right next door to Rohnert Park. I am a PROUD SSU alumna and received my Bachelor of Arts in American Multicultural Studies (AMCS) in 2006. In 2010, I received my Master of Science in Student Affairs and Higher Education at Indiana State University. I worked as a full-time RLC at Humboldt State University from 2010-2011 and started my full-time work here in January 2012.
In my free time, I love to spend time with my two children, Bella and Vinny, and my husband, Antonio. I love to read and walk whenever I am able to. I also enjoy exploring and visiting new places whether it is going to a new vacation destination or trying out a local restaurant in town. I have a passion for working with students and being a part of the higher education field and am happy to be giving back to my community. My office is located in Barbera 17 and you can reach me at 707-664-2646. Please feel free to stop by and say, “Hi.”
Camille BurganAssistant RLC Verdot
I have recently graduated from Sonoma State University with a history degree and am currently pursuing my teaching credential at SSU. I grew up locally in Petaluma and have attended different schools in the area. I plan on earning a Master's degree in the near future in Student Affairs.
Alvin NguyenRLC Tuscany
Greetings Seawolves! My name is Alvin Nguyen and I am the Residential Life Coordinator for Tuscany Village. I earned my B.A. in Organizational Communications from Sacramento State and my M.A. in Higher Education Administration from San José State. My passion for Residential Life has allowed me to work at some great institutions before my arrival to SSU. I worked in Residential Life at San José State, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, and Suffolk University which is located in beautiful downtown Boston.
As a bay area native (San José), I am truly excited to be back on the west coast. I enjoy the weather and all that this area has to offer -- outdoor activities, food, sights, shopping, and the list goes on. I love traveling/backpacking, spending time with friends/family, video games, and automotive hobbies just to name a few. As someone who is familiar with the area, the CSU system, and Residential Life, I hope you stop by my office with questions or to simply say "hello!" Go Seawolves!
April LangAssistant RLC Cabernet
Hello! My name is April Lang and I am the Assistant Residential Life Coordinator for Cabernet Village and the Freshman Interest Group (FIG) Program. This is an exciting development for me because I was in FIG (Education K-12) as a freshman at SSU, and for the last two years of my undergraduate career, I worked as a Peer Advisor for the Global Issues FIG. It seems as though the FIG Program just cannot keep me away and I am thrilled to be able to continue my involvement with the same program that so distinctly shaped my college experience!
Born and raised in Southern California (Los Angeles County), I grew up visiting family in Northern California quite frequently, and it always felt like a second home. Naturally then, I chose to attend Sonoma State University and graduated this past May with a B.A. in History and a minor in Anthropology. I am now in the Single Subject Teaching Credential Program here at SSU in addition to my responsibilities as the Cabernet Village/FIG ARLC.
With a degree in history, it should come as no surprise that I am a huge history geek. I love to read and discuss all eras in history but my biggest passion is by far, for film history. The Turner Classic Movie channel only enables my obsession! Aside from movies and books, I love spending time with my family, cooking, photography, road trips, thrift stores, going to museums, galleries, and concerts. If you see me around campus, say "hello!" Have a great year Seawolves!
Angela SitkaAssistant RLC Beaujolais
Hi! My name is Angela Sitka and this is my first year at Sonoma State as an Assistant Residential Life Coordinator for Beaujolais Village. In addition to working as an ARLC, I am also currently a graduate student in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program here at SSU. I am passionate about student mental health/wellness and enjoy integrating these areas of interest into the work I do within the Residential Community.
I received my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at UC Davis (Go Aggies!) and have worked closely with college students as both a peer counselor and academic advisor. Originally I am from Santa Cruz and love living in Northern California. In my free time I enjoy concerts, movies, exploring new areas, and spending time with my friends and family. Feel free to stop by my office and say hello!