Contact University Advancement

You can contact the University Advancement and Alumni Relations Offices by phone, email, or visit us at our building, located on the west side of campus.

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CSU Bakersfield
9001 Stockdale Highway
Bakersfield, CA 93311-1099
Office Phone: (661) 654-2136

Victor Martin, Vice President for University Advancement
Interim Executive Director of CSUB Foundation
Phone: (661) 654-3334

Linda Lara, Assistant to VP of UA and Executive Director of CSUB Foundation
Phone: (661) 654-3334

Aura Bryan, Office Manager
Phone: (661) 654-2136

Alumni Relations

Sarah Hendrick, Director of Alumni Engagement
Phone: (661) 654-3370

Christine Bedell, Alumni Engagement Specialist
Phone: (661) 654-3391

Paige Boyer, Alumni Engagement Assistant
Phone: (661) 654-3211


Lourdes Nilon, Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations
Phone: (661) 654-6098

Heath Niemeyer, Director of Development
Phone: (661) 654-3579

Kim Halbwachs, Development Support Assistant
Phone: (661) 654-3994

Athletics Development

Kenneth "Ziggy" Siegfried, Interim Athletics Director
Phone: (661) 654-2200

Josiah Castro, Assistant Athletics Director for Development
Phone: (661) 654-3209

McKenzie Joseph, Athletics Development Coordinator
Phone: (661) 654-2138

Mark Mayes, Athletics Director of Special Events
Phone: (661) 654-3473

Gift Processing & Database Management

Pierre Igoa, Data Analyst & Web Design Specialist

Phone: (661) 654-6228

Andrew Fitch, Interim Director of Auxiliary Accounting Services

Phone: (661) 654-3228

Paula Kalpakoff, Interim Accountant III

Phone: (661) 654-2473

Carolyn Powers, Account Technician II
Phone: (661) 654-2025

Annual Giving and Stewardship

Leta Jeffers, Director of Annual Giving and Stewardship
Phone: (661) 654-3537

Kelsey Greaves, Annual Giving and Stewardship Coordinator
Phone: (661) 654-2892

Public Affairs and Communications

Michael Lukens, Director of Public Affairs and Communications
Phone: (661) 654-3526

Veronica Catalan, Public Affairs and Communications Specialist
Phone: (661) 654-3517

Shelby Parker, Public Affairs and Communications Coordinator
Phone: (661) 654-2456

Office of Events

Elizabeth "Ellie" Fergon, Director of Events
Phone: (661) 654-3977

Merry Coder, Events Specialist
Phone: (661) 654-3983

Julie Kang, Events Coordinator
Phone: (661) 654-3551