Bill Johnson named Vice President for Advancement I am pleased to inform you that Bill Johnson has been named Vice President for Advancement. He brings more than 30 years of experience in higher education to the position, and begins his appointment on September 7.
Bill Johnson named Vice President for Advancement
August 11, 2021
Dear Wolf Pack Family,
I am pleased to inform you that Bill Johnson has been named Vice President for Advancement. Bill brings more than 30 years of experience in higher education to the position, including his most recent appointment as Vice President for Advancement at California State University, East Bay. At California State University, East Bay, Bill recently concluded a comprehensive campaign that surpassed its campaign goals by more than 25 percent.
Bill begins his appointment on Sept. 7.
Throughout his career, Bill has demonstrated highly innovative approaches that have helped build and deepen relationships between the institutions where he has served and the communities of which they are a part. He has helped his institutions broaden their reach to a regional, national and even international scale, including providing educational opportunities for members of our underserved populations.
Under Bill’s leadership at California State University, East Bay, where he has served since 2017, his development team closed four of the five most productive philanthropic years in the institution’s history, including the largest-ever gift from an alumnus. He has had direct oversight in managing fundraising, Alumni Relations, Advancement Services and University Communications.
Bill was a Visiting Administrative Fellow at Harvard University’s prestigious Native American Program, a Harvard flagship leadership development program for academic administrators from diverse backgrounds, and has worked to make more educational opportunities available to first-generation college students throughout his career in higher education.
Previously, Bill was Associate Vice President for Development at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, Calif., from 2014-17, where he led engagement and development initiatives throughout Europe and the Middle East while overseeing all nine colleges/units and the development activities of three campuses. He also served as Senior Director of Development for the School of Management at the University of San Francisco from 2010-14, and was responsible for leading engagement and development initiatives throughout Asia Pacific.
He earned his bachelor of science in Education degree from Nebraska in 1989 and his master of Education Administration/Athletic Administration degree from Nebraska in 1994.
We are pleased to welcome Bill and his family to the Wolf Pack family.