Biography, Erik Greeny

Professional Background

Erik Greeny is Vice President for University Development at Sonoma State University. He joined the University in July 2009 and became vice president in 2012. Before coming to the Sonoma State, he was a veteran academic fundraiser with broad experience in principal gifts, major gifts, planned giving and capital and endowment campaigns.

Greeny started his career at Stanford University, where he served several roles in development including alumni relations and development research in the medical school. Following Stanford University, he went to San Jose State and served as the SJSU's lead development researcher. He later served for four years as the Senior Director of Development for the College of Business and Lucas Graduate School of Business where he helped raised $19 million in gifts and gift commitments. Erik has two children and currently resides in Santa Rosa.

Greeny earned a B.A. in social science from California State University, Chico in 1996.

University Development Division