University Support Services
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Interim Director of Alumni Relations
The Sonoma State University Alumni Association strives to maintain a continuing relationship between the university and its alumni through special projects, programs and activities. Each year the association awards two scholarships: the Alumni Freshman Scholarship, for the sons or daughters of an SSU alum; and the Ambrose R. Nichols Scholarship, honoring SSU?s first president. The association also sponsors the Distinguished Alumni Awards program, alumni networking events, reunions and the Student Ambassador Program.
Membership in the Alumni Association is open to any individual who has attended Sonoma State University. New graduates receive a complimentary one-year membership at graduation. The benefits of membership include AlumNotes, the alumni newsletter; SSU library privileges; Costco/Price Club membership; special rates for use of campus Fitness Center and swimming pool; discounts for performing arts and athletic events; access to an MBNA America Bank Mastercard; discounts at the Career Development Center; and invitations to special campus events. Annual, Family, Senior and Life Memberships are available, as are Associate Memberships, for friends of the university.
Office of Development
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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.
Chief Operating Officer
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, Zinfandel Marketplace, 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.
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Vice PresidentLynn 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.
University Affairs also has a publications unit that oversees the faculty and staff newsletter, NewsBytes; the alumni magazine,Insights; an Experts Guide; an SSU Facts brochure; a campus events calendar; the Schedule of Classes; the University catalog; and various special communications projects for academic and administrative areas.
Additional responsibilities include maintaining relations with government leaders and agencies, maintaining several active Internet sites for the campus, and working closely with the Development Office and the Alumni Association in support of University advancement and community outreach efforts.