University Advancement

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    Welcome to University Advancement

University Advancement

Our Mission

The mission of University Advancement is to elevate CSUN’s reputation, help build and strengthen its financial resources, and to expand its network and influence through strategic communications and internal and external stakeholder engagement.




Robert Gunsalus. Ph.D.
Vice President for University Advancement
and President of the CSUN Foundation

All units of University Advancement work together to bring recognition and resources to the university. We carry out our mission through the work of the following operating units:

  • Alumni Relations
  • CSUN Foundation
  • Development
  • Government & Community Relations
  • Marketing & Communications
  • Special Events & Donor Programs

Donation rates are one of the key factors used to rank schools in national listings, attracting positive attention when competing for grants. This year, CSUN is aiming to be 7,000 donors strong. Show your Matador pride and donate today