Ramsey to become first CSUEB campaign director
- August 12, 2008
Oliver Ramsey will formally step into the newly created Office of University Advancement position of associate vice president, development and campaign director Aug. 25.
"Oliver Ramsey's success in leading multi-million dollar fundraising campaigns for large institutions, from universities to a hospital foundation, makes him an outstanding addition to University Advancement as we complete our planning for Cal State East Bay's first comprehensive campaign," said Bob Burt, vice president for University Advancement.
In his new role, which he has filled on a part-time basis since late June, Ramsey will oversee several programs, including major gifts and gift planning, special gifts, annual gifts, corporate and foundation relations, advancement events, research, and donor relations. In addition to supervising fundraising staff, Ramsey will work closely with University Advancement leadership in the planning and execution of Cal State East Bay's first comprehensive fundraising campaign.
"CSUEB is poised for change, and I want to contribute to its success," Ramsey said.
"There is so much to be proud of now -- great students, enthusiastic faculty and staff, dynamic leaders and a terrific University Advancement staff," he said. "The upcoming campaign will help raise the campus to an even higher level."
Ramsey previously served as director of major and planned gifts and campaign director for the St. Helena Hospital Foundation in St. Helena. Under his leadership, the foundation has to date raised $26 million in a $28 million campaign.
Prior to joining the foundation, he served as director of Campaign Initiatives at the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at University of California, Davis, where he directed a $90 million campaign for the Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine and Food Science. He also previously worked as senior major gifts officer for the Illinois Institute of Technology during its $250 million campaign.
Ramsey holds a bachelor's degree in political science from Davidson College in Davidson, N.C., and is a certified specialist in planned giving.