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University Advancement
San Jose State University
One Washington Square
San Jose, CA 95192-0256

Clark Hall, third floor
Mon. - Fri., 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.


Rebecca Dukes Vice President for University Advancement 408-924-1120
Marisela Mercado Administrative Assistant to the Vice President 408-924-1764
Julie Jimenez Director for University Advancement
Human Resources and Budgets
Leslie Rohn Chief Operating Officer 408-924-1508
Claudia Tercero Administrative Assistant 408-924-1762
Judy Kass Tower Foundation Human Resources Director 408-924-1127
Christina Tan-Aoyagi Controller 408-924-1329
Tina Buan Accountant 408-924-1494
Lani Rasmussen Senior Accountant 408-924-1161
My Phuong Tran Receivables Processing Analyst 408-924-1129
Chris Thompson Accounts Payable Technician 408-924-1779
Maria Blake Director of Grant Administration 408-924-1126
Robb Drury Associate Vice President,
Advancement Operations
Judy Anderson Administrative Assistant to the Associate Vice President 408-924-1172
Sandy Moran Information Representative 408-924-6519

Advancement Services

Maria Ramirez Advancement Services Manager 408-924-1484
Mariah Ortiz Gift Analyst 408-924-1134
Shawna Terry Gift Analyst 408-924-1651
Roya Omid Gift Analyst 408-924-1140

Information Technology

Ron Sakai Sr. Programmer 408-924-1507
Rigo Vargas Information Technology Consultant 408-924-1780
Leonor Cheong Database Administrator /
Analyst Programmer
Daniel Tompos IT Assistant 408-924-1355
Brian Bates Associate Vice President, Alumni Relations / Executive Director,
Alumni Association
Melissa Ferguson Administrative Assistant to the Associate Vice President 408-924-1489
April Cole Associate Director for Alumni Relations 408-924-6527
Christy Perry Membership and Financial Coordinator 408-924-6520
Nancy Stewart Director, Annual Giving and Special Gifts 408-924-1136
Carolyn Canete Annual Giving Manager 408-924-1782
Jonathan Reyes Annual Giving Officer 408-924-1204


Sheri Bragg Event Planner 408-924-1472
Valerie Gonzales Events and Project Coordinator 408-924-1148
Clifton Gold Events and Outreach Coordinator 408-924-6505  


Beth Colbert Interim Associate Vice President for Development 408-924-1119
Diane Satriano Director, Corporate & Foundation Relations 408-924-3410
Eric Bonesteel Development Officer, Corporate &
Foundation Relations
Paul McNamara Foundation Relations Officer 408-924-1471
Lisa Peckler Corporate & Foundation Relations Officer 408-924-1139
Tina Daniels Director, Planned Giving 408-924-1123
Steve Kelton Planned Giving Officer 408-924-1196


Veronica Murphy Stewardship Director 408-924-2278

Major Gifts

Patricia Thompson Administrative Assistant 408-924-1158
Chris Hicks-Riley Administrative Assistant 408-924-1135
Chuck Cordt Director of Development, Athletics 408-924-1173
Melissa Johnson Director, Leadership Annual Giving 408-924-1145
Betty S. Tseng Senior Director of Development,
College of Education, College of Social Sciences
Rupal Dandia  Director of Development,
College of Business
Kathleen Brady Senior Director of Development,
College of Humanities and the Arts
Beth Colbert Director of Development,
College of Applied Sciences and Arts
Sabra Diridon Director of Development,
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library
Barry Shiller Associate Vice President, Marketing and Communications 408-924-1141
Felicia McKee Administrative Assistant to the Associate Vice President 408-924-1785
Pat Harris Media Relations Director 408-924-1748
Peter Caravalho Graphic Designer 408-924-1014
Michelle Frey Senior Graphic Designer / Art Director 408-924-1191
Christina Olivas Web Designer 408-924-1167
Jody Ulate Managing Editor 408-924-1151
Eddie Wagner Web Communications Strategist 408-924-1107
Allison Sanders Advancement Writer 408-924-1171
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