May 23, 2022  
2019-2020 General Catalog 
2019-2020 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

University Support Services

Alumni Association

Stevenson Hall 1071
(707) 664-2426

Senior Director of Annual Giving and Alumni Relations
Tiffany O’Neil

The Sonoma State University Alumni Association develops and maintains interaction with alumni, students, faculty, staff, and the community. The association provides membership services, programs, and special events for its alumni, and supports the University through direct contributions and the resources of its broad network of alumni. The association awards the Ambrose R. Nichols Scholarship, The Heart of SSU Alumni Scholarship, and the Ronald O. Logsdon Jr. Scholarship. In addition, the association sponsors the annual Distinguished Alumni Awards.

Membership in the Alumni Association is open to any individual who has attended Sonoma State University. New graduates receive 50% off lifetime membership. Membership benefits include: access to group medical, dental, and vision insurance; library borrowing privileges at SSU and all 23 CSU campuses; discounts for auto and home insurance; SSU Alumni Link, an on-line networking community; discounts for SSU athletics and performing arts events; discounts on Lifelong Learning and Excel youth program courses; E-Connection newsletters; special rates at the campus Recreation Center and select Green Music Center events; access and discounted annual fee for Career Services; and much more. Individual and family Life memberships are available. Please visit our website at

Office of Research and Sponsored Programs

Salazar 2057
(707) 664-3972

Associate Vice President
Steve Karp

The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP) supports faculty, students, and staff engaged in externally and internally funded research, scholarship, and creative activities (RSCA). ORSP provides comprehensive pre- and post-award assistance and compliance oversight covering the entire life cycle of an award, from finding funding and proposal development to accounting, reporting, and close out. The office is responsible for the University’s institutional research compliance functions, developing, revising and implementing policies as necessary. ORSP strives to ensure accountability, compliance and good stewardship for sponsored programs and to promote a culture on campus that values RSCA.

Sonoma State Enterprises, Inc.

(707) 664-4068

Chief Operating Officer
Neil Markley

Sonoma State Enterprises, Inc., is a not-for-profit, auxiliary corporation of Sonoma State University, established to provide services that are not eligible for state funding, but are nonetheless crucial to the life of the campus. Sonoma State Enterprises operates retail and dining functions on the campus. Enterprises’ net proceeds, after establishment of appropriate reserves, are provided to support the University. The corporation is governed by a policy-making board of directors comprised of faculty, staff, students, administrators, and community members.

Sonoma State University Foundation

Chairperson of the Board and President
Gordon McDougall

Chief Operating Officer, Chief Financial Officer, and Secretary
Ian Hannah

Chief Financial Officer
Amanda Visser

The Sonoma State University Foundation, Inc., is a public service, not-for-profit corporation established in 1974 to support the development programs of the University. The foundation’s principal mission is to receive and administer endowment gifts and planned giving that enhance and promote Sonoma State University’s educational mission. The activities of the foundation are directed by a board of community, student, faculty, and administrative representatives. The foundation is a CSU auxiliary organization, as defined in Title 5 of the California Code of Regulations.

University Advancement

Stevenson Hall 1054
(707) 664-2712

Vice President for University Advancement
Gordon McDougall

The role of University Advancement is to facilitate and coordinate all private philanthropic support for the University.

Private philanthropy is essential for sustaining quality education for Sonoma State University students — now and in the future. Each generation benefits from the generosity of our alumni, parents, and friends. Donors can give outright or make a planned gift for current or future University priorities. Many donors choose to give unrestricted funds but gifts can also be designated to a specific endowment, campaign, school, department, or program.