Erik Greeny has been selected as Vice President for University Development at Sonoma State University.
Greeny, who has been interim Vice President for University Development at Sonoma State for the past three years, joined the university in July 2009 as Associate Vice President for University Development. In this role he has overseen and coordinated $35 million in private philanthropic giving. Before coming to Sonoma State he was a veteran academic fundraiser with broad experience in principal gifts, major gifts and all facets of university development work.
Greeny started his career at Stanford University, where he served in several development roles including alumni relations and prospect research at the medical center. Following his time at Stanford, he went on to work for San Jose State University, serving as the lead development researcher for 10 months before transitioning into his role as Senior Director for Development for the College of Business and Lucas Graduate School of Business. In this role he helped raise $19 million in gifts and commitments over four years.
Greeny earned his BA in Social Science from California State University, Chico.