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
Headshot of Guisselle Nunuz

Anjali Billa

Associate Vice President, University Development
Phone: (415) 405-3625
Photo of Nicole Lange '93, Interim Executive Director of Alumni & Constituent Relations

Nicole Lange '93

Associate Vice President, Alumni Relations and University Engagement
Phone: (415) 405-4078

Headshot of Guisselle Nunuz

Guisselle Nunez

Associate Vice President, Strategic Marketing and Communication
Phone: (415) 338-7108
Photo of Venesia Thompson-Ramsay, chief of operations

Venesia Thompson-Ramsay

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




Maria Petersen

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