Executive Searches

Vice President of University Advancement

The Vice President for University Advancement (VPUA) position requires a dynamic, substantive, and transformative leader who is capable of helping both the external and internal community dream about and achieve what is possible in the realm of University Advancement and Philanthropy in higher education.

The incumbent leads and oversees all aspects of the University's fundraising and external relations program and serves as the institution's chief fundraising officer. Reporting directly to the President, the VPUA is a member of the senior cabinet and will serve as a liaison to various internal and external groups, and will serve as a strategic and collaborative partner to the President and the cabinet. The VPUA will be a transformative leader and be able to identify issues and offer new approaches or initiatives to advance the institution over the short and long term. The incumbent works collaboratively with administrative and faculty leaders, the University's foundation board, alumni council, Associated Students, Inc., and other internal and external constituencies to identify University fundraising priorities, develops and implements comprehensive and integrated fundraising strategies yielding maximum benefit to the University, and seek, develop and execute on promotional opportunities to enhance the visibility and reputation of the University.

In support of these efforts, the VPUA manages a University Advancement division that includes 28 managers and staff and an annual budget of approximately $3.2 million. Major areas of administrative oversight include annual and planned giving, donor and alumni relations, corporate and foundation relations, research and prospect management, major gifts, federal, state, and local government and community relations, and ceremonies and events. Through accessible and supportive leadership, the VPUA will enable the team to contribute to build performance levels and increase collaboration broadly across the university and will be responsive to team needs in management and development of team goals.

The Vice President of University Advancement also serves as the Executive Director of the CSU Dominguez Hills Philanthropic Foundation, a separate 501 (c) (3) organization that promotes, secures, and stewards private support for the university. Under the Executive Director’s leadership and strategic direction, the foundation works to raise financial support, and broaden partnerships and collaborations that support the university’s mission, provide scholarships and academic program support, as well as capital projects. The Executive Director is the primary fiduciary for the organization

Finalist Campus Interviews

Candidates will be invited to campus on the following dates:

Enrique Gonzalez-Salgado
Wednesday, May 10
2:00 – 2:45 p.m.
Location: Innovation + Instruction Building, Room 1200
Zoom: https://csudh.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZctdu-orzwpE9xVQ9htLgDwEBpIKixzzSn8
View Enrique Gonzalez-Salgado's CV [PDF]
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Eva Sevcikova
Wednesday, May 17
2:00 – 2:45 p.m.
Location: Innovation + Instruction Building, Room 1200
Zoom: https://csudh.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0tdemqqTMoGt107ISnXYhgsoPPzXdAf6B9
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Bernadette Maldonado
Monday, May 22
10:00 – 10:45 a.m.
Location: Innovation + Instruction Building, Room 1200
Zoom: https://csudh.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcrcOitqzgoG9d3wglpbLnHMnWk-ITCtE6r
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Search Committee

Philip LaPolt (Chair), Dean, College of Natural and Behavioral Sciences

Jahangir Abdi, Associate Professor and Department Chair of Clinical Science

Tranitra Avery, Executive Director of Toro Auxiliary Partners

Nick Bulum, Senior Writer / Editor

Nnamdi Okafor, Executive Director of Strategic Engagement and Resource Acquisition

Maria Villa, Chair of CSUDH Philanthropic Foundation Board

Brett Waterfield, Director of Educational Partnerships

Taylor Watts-White, Student

Peter Xun Xu, Associate Professor of Operations Management

Jasmina Zuljevic, Executive Director of Development for CAH & COE


Support Staff:

Raman Brar, Assistant to the Dean of CNBS

Rosaida Dumaliang, Operations / HR Liaison