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Vice President for University Advancement

Our purpose is to enhance the reputation and standing of Cal Poly Humboldt and to maximize voluntary support in ways that are fulfilling to contributors and respond to the priority needs of the University in both the short term and over the long term.

Our vision is that all alumni, friends, campus partners, and others who care about our University are engaged in meaningful relationships in support of the mission of Cal Poly Humboldt.

The values that guide our work must reinforce the values of the University and demonstrate our accountability and transparency. 

Alumni & Engagement

The Office of Alumni & Engagement fosters a strong, dynamic, and lifelong alumni community and provides opportunities for engagement for all individuals, alumni and non-alumni alike. Enrolling at Cal Poly Humboldt is the beginning of a lifelong relationship. Whether you took only a few classes or earned an advanced degree, you are part of a community that spans time and distance. Our alumni are among Humboldt’s most valued supporters. Alumni participate in many areas of Humboldt’s educational and service missions in addition to special events and programs that enable them to maintain friendships and establish new contacts with peers. 


Development is responsible for all fundraising programs for the University, including annual giving, corporate and foundation relations, major gifts, planned giving, and prospect research. Development works with the HSU Foundation as well as deans and other University leadership to increase private charitable support for the university’s initiatives.


KHSU is a community-supported, non-commercial public radio station, licensed to, supported by, and located on the Cal Poly Humboldt campus. KHSU broadcasts a diverse mix of programs to a population of about 135,000 people throughout Northwest California and Southwest Oregon.

Marketing & Communications

Cal Poly Humboldt’s people are at the heart of what we do. We share stories about their aspirations and successes, and through them we tell the larger story of our institution. Our goal is to create stronger connections between Cal Poly Humboldt and our extended family – prospective students, students, faculty and staff, alumni, benefactors, and the community.