Vice President of University Advancement

San Francisco State University has a national reputation for its commitment to social justice, access for residents of the region and excellence, and it was exactly those qualities that drew me to this campus. Since joining the University, I have found that the kudos are not only well deserved, but that our successes go well beyond those for which we are famous.

The essential mission of University Advancement is to help support the larger goals of SF State, through fundraising, public awareness, educating elected representatives and by connecting alumni with each other, the University and the broader community. To achieve these goals, we work together as a team of teams, each composed of talented and driven individuals with a passion for excellence. The larger University Advancement team is composed of departments:

Below, you will find a list of my department heads, who comprise my Advancement Cabinet.

I am proud to work with our teams of talented individuals to help raise San Francisco State University to ever greater heights, and I sincerely hope that you will join us in building a better world, one student at a time. Please consider making a gift to SF State.


University Advancement Cabinet/Department Heads


Jeff Jackanicz

Jeff Jackanicz

Vice President, University Advancement
Phone: (415) 338-2517
Photo of Venesia Thompson-Ramsay, chief of operations

Venesia Thompson-Ramsay

Associate Vice President, University Advancement
Phone: (415) 405-4061




Monique Beeler

Interim Associate Vice President for Strategic Marketing and Communication
Phone: (415) 338-7108




Photo of Nicole Lange '93, Interim Executive Director of Alumni & Constituent Relations

Nicole Lange '93

Associate Vice President, University Engagement & Protocol
Interim Associate Vice President, Alumni Relations


Phone: (415) 405-4078



Maria Petersen

Assistant to the Vice President
Phone: (415) 338-2997