Contact Us

Mailing Address

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

Campus Location

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

Phone Number

Main Line:  408-924-1120


University Advancement

Advancement and Campaign Operations

Alumni and Community Engagement


SJSU Tower Foundation

University Advancement

Name Title Phone Number
Theresa Davis Vice President


Candice Piper Executive Assistant to the Vice President


Human Resources, Budgets and Administration

Name Title Phone Number
Julie Jimenez Director for Financial and Administrative Services


Erica Moniz Administrative Assistant


Advancement and Campaign Operations

Name Title Phone Number
Beth Colbert Associate Vice President 408-924-1119
Patricia Thompson Administrative Assistant to the Associate Vice President 408-924-1158

Advancement Services

Name Title Phone Number
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

Name Title Phone Number
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

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


Name Title Phone Number
Carlyn Haffey Director, Donor Relations and Stewardship 408-924-2278

Alumni and Community Engagement

Name Title Phone Number
Brian Bates Associate Vice President, Alumni and Community Engagement 408-924-6518
Dianna Fisher Director of Alumni Engagement 408-924-6527
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

Name Title Phone Number
Vacant 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
Vacant Leadership Annual Giving Officer 408-924-1110
Jason Brown Annual Giving Officer 408-924-1190
Call Center Main Line 408-924-1204

Constituent Engagement

Name Title Phone Number
Hilary Gunderson Director of Constituent Engagement 408-924-1125
Mary Growitz Administrative Coordinator 408-924-1489
Jen Jurgensen Budget and Program Analyst 408-924-1995

Special Events

Name Title Phone Number
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
Khristine Lugo Event Planner 408-924-1472
Erin Cathey Event Planner 408-924-1053


Name Title Phone Number
Sabra Diridon Interim Associate Vice President 408-924-1510
Claudia Tercero Administrative Assistant to the Associate Vice President 408-924-1762

Corporate and Foundation Relations

Name Title Phone Number
Sela Gaglia Executive Director for Corporate and Foundation Relations 408-924-7033
Amanda Petel Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations 408-924-8095
Michelle Smith Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations 408-924-1135

Major Gifts

Name Title Phone Number
Anh Ly Director of Development, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library 408-924-1104
Elizabeth Matthews 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
Emily Lane Director of Development, College of Science 408-924-1145
Jacob Manaloor Director of Development, Research and Innovation 408-924-2053
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
Vacant 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

Name Title Phone Number
Randy Balogh Director of Planned Giving 408-924-1123
Anie Clark Planned Giving Coordinator 408-924-1155

SJSU Tower Foundation

Name Title Phone Number
Daniele LeCesne Chief Operating Officer 408-924-1508
Candice Piper Interim Administrative Assistant 408-924-1191
Wit Dinh Human Resources Manager


Deann Boyd HR Coordinator 408-924-1127
Christina Tan-Aoyagi Controller 408-924-1329
Marina Hout Grants Management Specialist 408-924-1126
Csilla Kuehn Senior Accountant, Endowments 408-924-1173
Vacant Accounting Manager 408-924-1494
Lin Grimes Accounts Payable Accountant 408-924-1779
Lena Tran Accountant & Procurement Card Coordinator 408-924-1189
Youn Thu Accounting Technician 408-924-1161