November 28, 2005
Associate vice chancellor for development
Jennifer Svihus, a former development officer at UC San Diego,
has been named associate vice chancellor for development at
UC Santa Cruz.
Photo: Louise Donahue
Svihus will coordinate fundraising efforts campuswide and plans
to lay the groundwork for the campus's first comprehensive fundraising
campaign. The comprehensive campaign will build on the success
of the just-completed Cornerstone Campaign, which exceeded its
$50 million goal by $17 million.
At UC San Diego, Svihus was involved in a $1 billion campuswide
comprehensive campaign, which is now about three-quarters of
the way to meeting its goal. She was senior director of development,
with responsibility for the school of medicine and research
initiatives, at UC San Diego.
Svihus said she looks forward to working with Chancellor Denice
D. Denton to raise money for the priorities outlined at the
chancellor's November 4 investiture. Those priorities include
strengthening fundraising by increasing productive partnerships
on campus and with companies, educational institutions, and
governments in Silicon Valley and Monterey Bay.
Svihus plans to meet soon with a cross section of the campus
community, including the academic deans. I'll be assessing
our current strengths and where we need to grow to meet the
needs of the university, she said.
Before taking the San Diego post in 2002, Svihus was director
of development for Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula
and a development associate at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. She
has a bachelor's degree from the University of the Pacific in
Stockton with a double major in entertainment management and
public relations. Svihus grew up in Carmel.
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