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Mailing Address

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

Phone Number


Campus Location

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



Vacant Vice President 408-924-1160
Candice Piper Executive Assistant to the Vice President

Human Resources, Budgets and Administration

Julie Jimenez Director for Financial and Administrative Services
Erica Moniz Administrative Assistant 408-924-6519

Alumni and Community Engagement

Brian Bates Associate Vice President, Alumni and Community Engagement
Jen Jurgensen

Budget and Program Analyst

Mary Growitz Administrative Coordinator 408-924-1489
Braley Ferris Associate Director for Marketing and Membership 408-924-1178
Roezell Carter Member Services Assistant 408-924-6520
Eric Bonesteel Associate Director for Silicon Valley Outreach 408-924-1493
Valerie Gonzales Assistant Director for Alumni Relations 408-924-1148
Nick Messing Student and Regional Engagement Specialist 408-924-8166

Annual Giving and Special Gifts

Nancy Stewart Senior Director for Annual Giving 408-924-1136
Evan Smallwood Director of Leadership Annual Giving 408-924-1448
Carolyn Canete Annual Giving Manager 408-924-1782
Robert Zipp Leadership Annual Giving Officer 408-924-1110
Jason Brown Annual Giving Officer 408-924-1190
  Call Center Main Line 408-924-1204

Constituent Engagement

Hilary Gunderson Director of Constituent Engagement 408-924-1125

Special Events

Amber Armstrong Director of Special Events 408-924-1446
Clifton Gold Assistant Creative Director / Senior Event Planner 408-924-6505  
Erika Greet Assistant Director of Ceremonies 408-924-1471  
Vacant Event Planner 408-924-1472
Beth Colbert Associate Vice President 408-924-1119
Patricia Thompson Administrative Assistant to the Associate Vice President 408-924-1158

Advancement Services

Maria Ramirez Director, Advancement Services 408-924-1484
Vanessa Cruz Gift Analyst 408-924-1134
Shawna Terry Gift Analyst 408-924-1651
Roya Omid Gift Analyst 408-924-1140

Information Technology

Rigo Vargas Computer Systems Consultant 408-924-1780
Leonor Cheong
Database Administrator / 
Analyst Programmer
Libing Sun Programmer Analyst 408-924-1507

Research and Prospect Management

Amanda Struer Director for Advancement Research and Prospect Management 408-924-1188
Kathy Richmond Advancement Research Analyst 408-924-1147


Veronica Murphy Director, Donor Relations and Stewardship

Athletics Advancement

Vacant Deputy Athletics Director  408-924-1697
Janine Corcoran Director of Development, Intercollegiate Athletics 408-924-1497
Nathan Olson Athletics Annual Giving Officer  408-924-1450
Dominic Urrutia Donor Relations Officer  408-924-1244
Sabra Diridon Interim Associate Vice President 408-924-8148
Claudia Tercero Administrative Assistant to the Associate Vice President 408-924-1762

Corporate and Foundation Relations

Michelle Smith Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations 408-924-1135

Major Gifts

Anh Ly Director of Development, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library 408-924-1104
Barbara Ybarra Director of Development, College of Education 408-924-3395
Brad Vartan Senior Director of Development, Lucas College and Graduate School of Business 408-924-1142
Daan Giron Director of Development, College of Social Sciences 408-924-1143
Emily Lane Director of Development, College of Science 408-924-1145
Matthew Taylor Siegel Director of Development, College of Humanities and the Arts 408-924-1475
Vacant Senior Director of Development for Campaign Priorities 408-924-1510
Sela Gaglia Director of Development, Davidson College of Engineering 408-924-7033
Sonia Wright Senior Director of Development, College of Human and Health Sciences  408-924-1328

Planned Gifts

Randy Balogh Director of Planned Giving 408-924-1123
Anie Clark Planned Giving Coordinator 408-924-1155
Christine Hutchins Senior Associate Vice President 408-924-1141
Felicia McKee Administrative Assistant to the Associate Vice President 408-924-1785
Editorial and Storytelling
Jody Ulate Senior Director of Strategic Communications and Chief Storyteller 408-924-1151
Julia Halprin Jackson Advancement Writer 409-924-6950

Executive Communications
Michael Janes Director of Executive Communications 408-924-1116
Vacant Executive Communications Specialist 408-924-1492

Digital Communications
Monica Bosque University Web and User Experience Designer 408-924-1115

Media Relations
Kenneth Mashinchi Senior Director of Media Relations 408-924-1167
Robin McElhatton Media Relations Specialist 408-924-1749

Visual Communications
Michelle Frey Creative Director 408-924-1474
Peter Caravalho Sr. Designer and Art Director  408-924-1014
Roman Goshev Production Manager 408-924-1171
Leslie Rohn Chief Operating Officer 408-924-1508
Brooklyn Boyd Administrative Assistant 408-924-1191
Leah Barrington Director of Human Resources
Christina Tan-Aoyagi Controller 408-924-1329
Evelyn Johnsen Grants Manager 408-924-1126
Csilla Kuehn Senior Accountant, Endowments 408-924-1173
Cindy Nimrud Accounting Manager 408-924-1494
Jennifer Stevenson Accounts Payable Accountant 408-924-1779
Lena Tran Accountant & Procurement Card Coordinator   408-924-1189
Vi Tran General Accounting Associate 408-924-1161
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