University of California, San Diego
OFFICE OF THE VICE CHANCELLOR –
March 7, 2008
ALL ACADEMICS AND STAFF AT UCSD
ALL STUDENTS AT UCSD
We are pleased to announce the appointment of Armin Afsahi as Assistant Vice Chancellor for Alumni Affairs and Executive Director of the UCSD Alumni Association.
Armin, a UC San Diego alumnus of Revelle College, is a seasoned advancement executive with over 17 years of private and public sector experience in institutional advancement, strategic management, business development, marketing, technology, and operations gained in public and private universities, as well as technology, education, and consulting firms. He is longstanding member of the UC San Diego community and a former member and officer of the UCSD Alumni Association Board of Directors.
In his previous roles, Armin has provided creative engagement, alumni development and fundraising services to the UC San Diego and to Georgetown University. Serving on the senior Advancement teams at both institutions, Armin has demonstrated leadership in working with academic, administrative, and volunteer leadership in the areas of alumni engagement, campaign planning, organizational alignment, strategic business initiatives, board management, and corporate development. Previously at UC San Diego, Armin served as the Senior Director for External Relations and helped craft strategic initiatives for the $1 Billion Imagine What’s Next Campaign. In this role, he developed the blueprint for a new model for corporate relations and fundraising, and led multiple business functions. At Georgetown, he worked closely with the Vice President for Advancement and university leadership in providing leadership for constituent engagement strategies and participated in the planning and early implementation phases of a $1.5 billion campaign.
In the past six months, Armin has served as the Interim Director of Alumni Relations. In this role, Armin has accomplished unprecedented success in implementing the exciting growth plan for alumni affairs by engaging University leadership and the Board of Directors in a thoughtful approach.
Armin holds a BA in Communications from UC San Diego and an MBA from the University of San Diego. We are extremely pleased to welcome Armin back to his alma mater and are convinced that his UC San Diego relationships, knowledge and passion will provide the smoothest transition possible.
We greatly appreciate Armin's service as Interim Executive Director and we are very pleased that he has accepted this new role. We hope you will join us in congratulating Armin as our new Assistant Vice Chancellor – Alumni Affairs.