Vice President of University Advancement Search

San Francisco State University, a comprehensive public university and iconic campus of the California State University system located in the heart of San Francisco, seeks an energetic, collaborative and experienced fundraising professional to serve as the next vice president of University Advancement and president of the SF State Foundation (vice president). The vice president will join SF State at a pivotal moment in its history as it nears the end of its successful first comprehensive campaign. This is an exceptional opportunity for a high-performing and accomplished individual to partner with President Lynn Mahoney early in her tenure to build on this critical momentum and advance the University. This search is a top priority for President Mahoney and the institution; an appointment is anticipated in early spring 2020.

The Search Committee for the Vice President of University Advancement is inviting three candidate finalists to visit SF State and meet with campus stakeholders.

Please attend a campus forum to hear from the candidates directly.

Cancelled: Candidate 1

Tuesday, Feb. 25

9:30 — 10:15 a.m. at LIB 121

2 — 2:45 p.m. at Seven Hills Conference Center (Real-Time Captioning) 

Meaghan Hogan

Former Vice Dean — Institutional Advancement

University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine

Meaghan Hogan is a senior advancement professional with over 15 years of experience and a demonstrated track record of launching new programs, driving fundraising results, building new donor relationships and increasing alumni engagement. As vice dean of institutional advancement at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, she led her team to raise $14 million in commitments within 11 months (personally raising more than $3 million in outright and deferred gifts) and identified more than 1,000 new prospective principal/major gift donors projected to raise $500,000 in incremental funding within the next three years. In her role as associate vice president of principal gifts at Temple University, she quintupled the size of the university’s principal gifts program to $48 million, more than doubled annual fundraising for the College of Liberal Arts to more than $4 million and helped win the school’s first Keck Foundation grant of $1.2 million. Outside of higher education, as a senior wealth planner at PNC, Hogan spearheaded the philanthropic planning practice assisting private wealth clients in the philanthropic decision-making process and forged a new $2.5 million client relationship. Hogan earned her bachelor of arts degree in English from Vassar College, her juris doctor from Emory University and her master of laws in taxation from Temple University.

Wednesday, Feb. 26

3 – 3:45 p.m. at Seven Hills Conference Center (Real-Time Captioning) 

Thursday, Feb. 27

1:30 – 2:15 p.m. at LIB 121

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Jeff Jackanicz

Vice President for Institutional Advancement, Mills College

Jeff Jackanicz serves as the vice president for institutional advancement at Mills College in Oakland, California. In this role, Jackanicz is responsible for leading all aspects of the college’s advancement efforts in support of its exceptional and historical commitments to academic excellence, women’s education and social justice. Prior to coming to Mills, Jackanicz spent over a decade at University of California, Berkeley in a range of development leadership positions, most recently as the executive director of corporate and foundation relations and leadership gifts. In his time at UC Berkeley, he gained and demonstrated significant skill in staffing campus leadership at the highest levels, leading a dynamic and successful team, and successfully securing major and principal gifts on behalf of the university. Prior to UC Berkeley, Jackanicz dedicated his skills to education in various forms, including earning his Ph.D. in English at the University of Texas in Austin. Jackanicz earned his B.A. from the University of Chicago. He and his husband have lived in Oakland for the past 20 years and have a daughter who is a sophomore in college.

Friday, Feb. 28

1:30 – 2:15 p.m. at LIB 121

Monday, Mar. 2

3 – 3:45 p.m. at Seven Hills Conference Center (Real-Time Captioning)

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Forums are 45 minutes each, with a 15-minute candidate presentation and 30 minutes for discussion and questions.  Participants will have the opportunity to submit their feedback to the search committee after each forum.  The search committee would like to thank everyone for participating in the search process.

For updates and to learn more about the search go to the Isaacson, Miller search page for this position.

Search Committee

Jeff Wilson

Interim Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, Administration & Finance (Co-Chair)

Sheldon Gen

Associate Professor, School of PACE, College of Health & Social Sciences and Board of Directors, SF State Foundation (Co-Chair)

Kimberly Brandon

Alumna, Donor, Lam Family College of Business Development Council Member, SF State Foundation Board Vice Chair and President of the San Francisco Port Commission

Constance Dent Bryan

Senior Development Associate, Development Office, University Advancement

Janice Herwegh Gumas

CSU Alumni Council (alumni representative)

Michael Losquadro

Senior Advisor, Campus Advancement, Office of the Chancellor, California State University

Andrew Harris

Dean, College of Liberal & Creative Arts

Michael Goldman

Professor of Biology, College of Science & Engineering

Gretchen Le Buhn

Professor of Biology, Director of the Great Sunflower Project, College of Science & Engineering

Edward Luby

Professor of Museum Studies, Director of the Museum Studies Program, Chief Curator, Global Museum, College of Liberal & Creative Arts

Joel Streicker

Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations, Development Office, University Advancement

Tom Thomas

Department Chair and Professor, School of Management, Lam Family College of Business

Darlene Yee-Melichar

Professor and Coordinator of Gerontology, Director of Long-Term Care Administration, College of Health & Social Sciences


Search Committee Contact

Nancy Ganner

Event & Outreach Manager, Administration & Finance

(415) 405-7305