Salazar Hall, 2nd Floor
Senior Director of Alumni Engagement and Annual Giving
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; 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.
We invite you to learn more about how you can be involved at: www.ssualumni.org
Office of Research and Sponsored Programs
Associate Vice President
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.
Chief Operating Officer
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
Chief Operating Officer and Secretary
The Sonoma State University Foundation is a nonprofit organization that plays an essential role in sustaining and enhancing the excellence of Sonoma State University through the raising and management of philanthropic support on behalf of the University, stewarding private donations to the University, and managing the University’s endowment. It is governed by a dedicated volunteer Board of Directors.
Salazar Hall, 2nd Floor
Interim Vice President for University Advancement
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.