Vice President, University Advancement
CSUSM Foundation,California State University San Marcos
Jessica Berger is the vice president of university advancement at California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) and executive director of the CSUSM Foundation. In her role, she leads a talented team of professionals in the advancement division who are collectively focused on building a culture of philanthropy and developing meaningful relationships campuswide and regionally in partnership with university students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community members. Berger came to CSUSM from Harvey Mudd College (HMC) where she served as assistant vice president for development and oversaw all development-related activity in the Office of College Advancement. Prior to HMC, Berger oversaw the annual giving program at Polytechnic School. Her earlier experience includes fundraising for a nonprofit orphanage foundation in Kenya and social work–related activity for the U.S. House of Representatives and a residential treatment center. A first-generation college graduate and a native of Ohio, Berger received a B.A. in psychology from Wittenberg University and a M.S.W. from Cleveland State University.