Contact Us

Mailing Address

University Advancement
San José State University
One Washington Square 
San José, CA 95192-0256

Campus Location

Clark Hall, third floor
Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Phone Number

Main Line:  408-924-1120


University Advancement

Advancement and Campaign Operations

Alumni and Community Engagement


SJSU Tower Foundation

University Advancement

Name Title Phone Number
Judy Nagai Vice President, University Advancement


Sabrina Tanner Executive Assistant to the  Vice President, Advancement 408-924-1191

Human Resources, Budgets and Administration

Name Title Phone Number
Chris Changras Administrative Services Manager 408-924-1132
Alma Valverde Budget and Personnel Specialist 408-924-1109
Bri Perry Administrative Assistant 408-924-1120

Advancement and Campaign Operations

Name Title Phone Number
Beth Colbert Associate Vice President 408-924-1119
Patricia Thompson Administrative Assistant to the Associate Vice President 408-924-1158

Advancement Services

Name Title Phone Number
Maria Ramirez Director, Advancement Services 408-924-1484
Samantha DeAnda Data & Gift Analyst 408-924-1117
Shawna Terry Data & Gift Analyst 408-924-1651
Roya Omid Data & Gift Analyst 408-924-1140
Audrey Struve Data & Gift Analyst 408-924-1134

Information Technology

Name Title Phone Number
Rigo Vargas Computer Systems Consultant 408-924-1780
Leonor Cheong Database Administrator/
Analyst Programmer
Libing Sun Programmer Analyst 408-924-1507

Research and Prospect Management

Name Title Phone Number
Christina Smith Director for Advancement Research and Prospect Management 408-924-1188
Laura Lopez Advancement Research Analyst 408-924-1147


Name Title Phone Number
Braley Ferris Director, Donor Relations and Stewardship 408-924-1178

Alumni and Community Engagement

Name Title Phone Number
Doug Hupke Associate Vice President 408-924-1136
Valerie Gonzales Executive Director of Alumni Engagement 408-924-1148

Erica Moniz

Administrative Assistant 408-924-1489

Nick Messing

Student and Regional Engagement Specialist 408-924-8166

Robert Davis 

Associate Director, Networks & Reg Engag 408-924-1493

Amy Guerra-Smith

Special Project Coordinator 408-924-1995


Special Events

Name Title Phone Number
Doug Hupke Associate Vice President 408-924-1136
Khristine Lugo Associate Director for Special Events 408-924-1472
Adam Hermann Event Planner 408-924-6518
Elias Flores Asst. Event Planner 408-924- 1053


Name Title Phone Number
Jen Stirling Associate Vice President of Development  &  Executive Director of Campaigns  408-924-8086
Claudia Tercero Administrative Assistant  408-924-1762

Annual Giving and Special Gifts

Name Title Phone Number
Doug Hupke Associate Vice President 408-924-1136
Jen Jurgensen Assistant Director, Annual Giving 408-924-1782
Sabrina-Moné Lamontagne Director of Leadership Annual Giving



Vacant Assistant Director of Digital Philanthropy 408-924-1190
Call Center Main Line 408-924-1204

Corporate and Foundation Relations

Name Title Phone Number
Sela Gaglia Executive Director for Corporate and Foundation Relations 408-924-7033
Amanda Petel Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations 408-924-8095
Michelle Smith Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations 408-924-1135
Charlie Herron Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations 408-924-4803

Major Gifts

Name Title Phone Number
Sabra Diridon

Executive Director of Development

Virginia Wright Director of Development, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library and Lurie College of Education 408-924-1143
Matthew Siegel Senior Director of Development, Lucas College and Graduate School of Business 408-924-1142
Manju Ramachandran Director of Development, College of Science 408-924-1487
Jacob Manaloor Director of Development, Research and Innovation 408-924-2053
Anh Ly Senior Director of Development, College of Humanities and the Arts 408-924-1104
Catherine Derringer Senior Director of Development, Davidson College of Engineering 408-924-3794
Lisa Ives Director of Development for Engineering 408-924-2366
Sonia Wright Senior Director of Development, College of Human and Health Sciences 408-924-1328
Evan Smallwood Director of Development, College of Social Sciences 408-924-1448
Hanna Woodman Director of Development, Student Affairs 408-924-1125

Planned Gifts

Name Title Phone Number
Kendra Livingston Senior Director of Planned Giving 408-924-1123
Jenn Nelson Planned Giving Specialist 408-924-1155

SJSU Tower Foundation

Name Title Phone Number
Judy Nagai CEO Tower Foundation 408-924-1160
Robin Reynolds Chief Operating Officer 408-924-1508
Sabrina Tanner Executive Assistant to the COO 408-924-1191
Wit Dinh Human Resources Manager


Vera Kambourian Payroll & HR Coordinator 408-924-1494
Vacant Director of Foundation Accounting  408-924-1170
 Yulia Xie Senior Endowment Accountant  408-924-1173
Marina Hout Grants Manager 408-924-1126
Kim-Uyen Do Accounts Payable Accountant 408-924-1779
Vacant Accountant & Procurement Card Coordinator 408-924-1189
Sherri Meyer Accounts Payable Clerk 408-924-1161
Thin Thandar Kyaw Accounting Technician 408-924-6517