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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.



Theresa Davis 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  
Khristine Lugo Event Planner 408-924-1472
Erin Cathey Event Planner 408-924-1053  
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
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


Chief Operating Officer 408-924-1508
Brooklyn Boyd Administrative Assistant 408-924-1191
Vacant Director of Human Resources
Christina Tan-Aoyagi Controller 408-924-1329
Vacant Grants Manager 408-924-1126
Csilla Kuehn Senior Accountant, Endowments 408-924-1173
Cindy Nimrud Accounting Manager 408-924-1494
Vacant Accounts Payable Accountant 408-924-1779
Lena Tran Accountant & Procurement Card Coordinator   408-924-1189
Vacant General Accounting Associate 408-924-1161
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