Jeff Jackanicz, Ph.D.

Vice President of University Advancement

Contact

jjackanicz@sfsu.edu

(415) 338-2517

Biography

Jeff Jackanicz is Vice President of University Advancement, the division responsible for creating awareness and raising private support for SF State's academic, research, and public service missions. Related to these duties, he is also President of the SF State Foundation, the University's organization of extraordinary and dynamic volunteers dedicated to raising funds for and advocating on behalf of SF State. 

Jackanicz joined SF State in 2020, with nearly two decades of experience and demonstrated success in helping universities advance their missions via fundraising, alumni relations, constituent communications, and partnership development. Before his arrival at SF State, he served as Vice President of Institutional Advancement at Mills College in Oakland, leading all aspects of the college's advancement efforts in support of its commitments to academic excellence, women’s education, and social justice. Prior to Mills, Jackanicz spent over a decade at UC Berkeley in a range of advancement leadership positions, leading teams and securing support on behalf of the university's research, teaching, and public service missions.

He earned a B.A. in English from the University of Chicago and a Ph.D. in English from the University of Texas at Austin.