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Vice President of University Advancement San Marcos, CA

California State University, San Marcos has named Jessica Berger Vice President of University Advancement.

Berger currently serves as assistant vice president for Development at Harvey Mudd College (HMC) in Claremont, California where she leads a team of talented professionals and oversees all development related activity in the Office of College Advancement. In her role at HMC, she has launched new initiatives to strengthen donor stewardship, worked to enhance HMC’s visibility and fundraising efforts, and collaborated across the college with faculty, staff, and deans to implement successful giving campaigns, contributing to the success of HMC’s recent $175 million comprehensive campaign.

Even during the global challenges of the last year, Berger was able to launch new initiatives to strengthen stewardship and donor retention. In addition, she worked closely with trustees and campus leaders as the College begins preparing for HMC’s next major philanthropic campaign.

A native of Ohio, Jessica earned her bachelor of arts in psychology from Wittenberg University and her master of social work from Cleveland State University.

Rachel Ellenport led this search with Becky Piper and Megan Gorman. 



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