September 24, 2013 > Serjoie joins Cal State East Bay
Serjoie joins Cal State East Bay
Submitted By Barry Zepel
Ara Serjoie, a seasoned fundraiser and development administrator for higher education institutions and nonprofits in Washington and Utah, has joined Cal State East BayÕs Division of University Advancement as vice president.
ÒAra Serjoie has an impressive fundraising record and experience initiating innovative development programs,Ó said CSUEB President Leroy M. Morishita. ÒHe has successfully led comprehensive campaigns and managed a range of communication programs.Ó
For the past seven years, Serjoie served as senior vice president for the Clark College Foundation in Vancouver, Wash.ÊPreviously he filled roles in development, student affairs and the Office of Equity and Diversity for the University of Utah, Weber State University and Utah State University and was director of development and alumni relations for the Girl Scouts of Utah.
"California State University, East Bay is a stellar institution of higher learning where outstanding faculty and dedicated staff nurture the students so that they can, through academic success and realization of their career aspirations, make an impact regionally, state-wide, nationally, and globally,Ó Serjoie said. ÒI am looking forward to working with my colleagues at the university as well as our alumni and community, to inspire the joy of philanthropy in support of student success and program excellence. I am certain that giving to CSUEB will be the best investment in the future."
A native of Iran, Serjoie lived in Germany and England and came to the United States to further his education. He earned his bachelorÕs degree in liberal arts and sciences Ð with minors in philosophy, management and human resources Ð from Utah State University and has a masterÕs degree in public administration from the University of Utah.