Monica Alejandre, an alumna who has served in a number of administrative positions in Cal State San Bernardino’s Division of Advancement Services, has been named the division’s new associate vice president for advancement operations.

“Ms. Alejandre brings extensive experience in advancement and development and I am delighted that she joins our senior advancement organization,” said Robert J. Nava, the university’s vice president for advancement services. “A proud CSUSB alumna, Monica has held several leadership roles in advancement services over the past 10 years, including strategic planning, budget and endowment management.”

As associate vice president for operations, she will oversee the day-to-day operations for University Advancement Services and will serve as secretary of the CSUSB Philanthropic Foundation. The AVP for operations is also responsible for developing, coordinating and monitoring an integrated strategic plan for University Advancement, and providing broad strategic direction for the foundation, including developing and executing the foundation’s annual work plan.

“I am excited for this amazing opportunity to continue to be a leader and member of our campus community. Being selected to serve in this role shows the value of a degree from CSUSB and the importance our campus places on career development,” Alejandre said. “I am looking forward to working with our Philanthropic Foundation Board in to continue to build partnerships and opportunities to support the university’s mission of student success. I’m truly proud to be a part of this great Cal State family!”

Alejandre took over the position on April 1. Prior to that she served as CSUSB’s director for advancement services and operations since September 2015, and before that as the division’s senior budget officer, said Nava.

Alejandre was awarded a bachelor’s degree in business administration, and a master’s degree in public administration, both from CSUSB. She is currently a doctoral student in the university’s educational leadership program. Her research is focused on Latino alumni philanthropy and the impact of donor relations on higher education charitable giving.