The Office of University Advancement

The Office of University Advancement coordinates programs that work together to support philanthropic gifts to the University, communicate its accomplishments and aspirations, and actively engage alumni and the community in the life of the University.

A. Lee Blitch
Interim Vice President, University Advancement
(510) 885-4170

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Assists individuals and organizations considering financial support to Cal State East Bay.

Colin Lacon
Interim Associate Vice President, University Advancement
(510) 885-4035

Greg Bistline
Director of Development, College of Business and Intercollegiate Athletics
(510) 885-3949

Chris Hepp
Director of Development, College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences
(510) 885-3183

Fern Tyler
Development Coordinator
(510) 885-2433

Susan Wageman
Director of Development, Corporate and Foundation Relations
(510) 885-2315

Paris Winter
Development and Communications Coordinator
(510) 885-2360

Advancement Services

Debbie Chaw
Executive Director of Advancement Services and Foundations
(510) 885-3878

Laurette Cardadeiro
Executive Assistant
(510) 885-4602

Melva Ramos
Information Services and Solutions Specialist
(510) 885-4201

University Communications

Builds awareness of CSUEB, shaping and enhancing the University's image, and advancing its objectives among key constituencies through integrated branding and strategic communications.

Jeff Bliss
Executive Director, University Communications
(510) 885-4295

Don Scoble
Special Consultant, Communications and Marketing
(510) 885-4678

Jesse Cantley
Associate Director, Creative Services & Publications
Design & Publications Department
(510) 885-2189

Kent Kavasch
Publications & Graphic Services Coordinator
Design & Publications Department
(510) 885-2874

Garvin Tso
Graphic Designer
(510) 885-4751

Annual Fund

Kate Shaheed
Director of the Annual Fund and Giving Programs
(510) 885-2839

Katie Carpenter
Annual Giving Coordinator
(510) 885-4378

Alumni Relations

Penny Peak
Director of Alumni Relations and Programs
(510) 885-4156

University Events

Richard Watters
Director of University Events

Ronn Patton
Events & Logistics Manger
(510) 885-2717

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