Staff Directory

About our Team

The San José State University Alumni Association is supported by a dynamic and caring staff that is responsive to the needs of our alumni. Additionally, students gain practical experience and put their classroom lessons to work through internships and student assistantships in our offices.

Who We Are

Brian Bates

Executive Director
Associate Vice President, Alumni and Community Engagement
408-924-6518 |


Alumni Engagement and Events

Lauren Avina '08

Event Planner
408-924-1472 |

Eric Bonesteel '94

Associate Director, Silicon Valley Outreach
408-924-1493 |

Braley Ferris

Associate Director, Marketing and Membership
408-924-1178 |

Clifton Gold '05

Assistant Creative Director / Senior Event Planner
408-924-6505 |

Valerie Gonzales '04, '13

Assistant Director, Alumni Relations
408-924-1148 |

Nick Messing

Event Planner
408-924-8166 |

Christy Poole '00

Membership and Finance Coordinator
408-924-6520 |

Annual Giving

Nancy Stewart

Director of Annual Giving
408-924-1136 |

Jason Brown

Annual Giving Officer
408-924-1190 |

Carolyn Canete

Annual Giving Manager
408-924-1782 |

Tony Shavers

Leadership Annual Giving Officer
408-924-1110 |