Advancement Services

With an increasing emphasis on securing private support for the university, it is necessary to ensure the careful stewardship of the resources that others place in our trust, whether public or private. These resources must be treated with the utmost care and integrity.

Advancement Services is intended to serve as a resource and provide the infrastructure for the good stewardship of non-state support. We honor the generosity of our donors by setting high standards in the treatment of gifts to the university. Advancement Services helps foster these relationships by supporting the offices of Development and Alumni Relations.

Advancement Services also protects fundamental rights to privacy and confidentiality and is committed to the ethical collection and use of information.

Services and operations provided by Advancement Services include:

  • Alumni records management
  • Donor research and donor tracking system
  • Gift and pledge processing and receipts
  • Database management and reporting
  • Stewardship


  • Valerie Nguyen, Director, Advancement Services
    WH 425
    (310) 243-2673
  • Clifton Lum, Associate Director, Advancement Services
    LIB 1939
    (310) 243-3276
  • Annette Rayas, Senior Data Analyst
    LIB 1939
    (310) 243-2557
  • Leo Garcia, Gifts and Records Coordinator
    LIB 1939
    (310) 243-2555
  • Vacant, Prospect Researcher
    WH 425
    (310) 243-3351
  • Sunday Hernandez, Advancement Services Support Assistant
    LIB 1939
    (310) 243-2274