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Alumni Association

Stevenson Hall 1027
(707) 664-2426

Director of Alumni Relations
Kate McClintock

The Sonoma State University Alumni Association develops and maintains interaction with alumni, students, faculty, staff, and the community. The Association provides membership services, programs, and special events for its alumni, and supports the University through direct contributions and the resources of its broad network of alumni. The Association awards the Ambrose R. Nichols Scholarship, the Ronald O. Logsdon, Jr. Scholarships, and the Outstanding Athletics Scholarships. In addition, the Association sponsors the annual Distinguished Alumni Awards.

Membership in the Alumni Association is open to any individual who has attended Sonoma State University, and associate membership is available for non-graduates. New graduates receive a complimentary one-year membership and the second year at a discounted rate. Membership benefits include: Access to group medical, dental, and vision; library priveleges at SSU and all 23 CSU campuses; discounts for SSU athletics and performing arts events; discounts on Lifelong Learning and Excel Youth Program courses; savings on computers through the SSU Bookstore; Alumnotes and E-Connection newsletters; special rates at the campus Fitness Center; access and discounted annual fee for Career Services; MBNA credit card; and one year free membership to new Student Recreation Center (new grads only). Life, annual, and family memberships are available.

Office of Development

Stevenson Hall 1024
(707) 664-2712

Vice President
Stuart Jones

The Office of Development is responsible for coordinating private fundraising for Sonoma State University among its many constituents. Fund-raising efforts are carried out through comprehensive campaigns, an annual fund drive, a planned giving program and a memorial giving program. Contributions are sought for unrestricted purposes, scholarships, student talent awards, faculty development, departmental funds, and capital campaigns. Donors may designate their gifts to be used for immediate purposes or to establish or add to permanently endowed funds.

Sonoma State Enterprises, Inc.

(707) 664-2769

Chief Operating Officer
Alan Murray

Sonoma State Enterprises, Inc. is a not-for-profit, auxiliary corporation of Sonoma State University, established to provide services that are not eligible for state funding, but are nonetheless crucial to the life of the campus. Sonoma State Enterprises operates retail and dining functions, including the University Bookstore, Charlie Brown's Cafe, Ameci's Pizza and Pasta, University Commons, the University Club, the Pub in the Student Union, Zinfandel Dining Services, Campus Vending, University Catering, Reprographics printing services, U.S. Post Office, and refrigerator rentals. Enterprises' net proceeds, after establishment of appropriate reserves, are provided to the university in support of the educational mission. The corporation is governed by a policy-making board of directors comprised of faculty, staff, students, administrators, and community members.

Sonoma State University Academic Foundation

Vice President and Chief Operating Office
Steve Wilson

The Sonoma State University Academic Foundation Inc. is a public service, not-for-profit corporation established in 1974 to promote the development programs of the university. The foundation's principal mission is to receive and administer gifts, endowments, scholarships, and planned giving that enhance and promotes Sonoma State University's educational mission. The activities of the foundation are directed by a board of community, student, faculty, and administrative representatives. The foundation is a CSU auxiliary organization, as defined in Title 5 of the California Code of Regulations.

University Affairs

Stevenson Hall 1064
(707) 664-2732

Vice President
Lynn McIntyre

The University Affairs Office coordinates the public, media, and government relations of the University. One of its primary functions is to communicate information about the University to students, faculty, staff, alumni, and the community. The office's News Bureau responds to media inquiries and actively works to place stories about the University in local, regional, and national publications and broadcasts. The News Bureau also oversees the faculty and staff newsletter, NewsBytes, and the Experts Guide.

University Affairs also has a publications unit that produces the University magazine Insights, an SSU Facts brochure; the Schedule of Classes and the University catalog, as well as various special communications projects for academic and administrative areas. The Publications staff works in conjunction with Information Technology on the content and design of the SSU Web site.

Additional responsibilities include maintaining relations with government leaders and public agencies, maintaining several Web sites for the campus, and working closely with the Development Office and the Alumni Association in support of University advancement and community outreach efforts.