September 14, 2004

Appointments Reorganize University Affairs

Setting the groundwork for a reorganization of the Office of University Affairs, California State University, Sacramento President Alexander Gonzalez has made two major appointments, both reporting directly to him.

Photo: Carole Hayashino
Carole Hayashino
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Carole Hayashino of San Francisco State University will serve as vice president for advancement and Phil Garcia, formerly of the Sacramento Bee newspaper and the Office of the Lt. Governor, will be special assistant to the President for governmental relations. Garcia’s appointment was immediate and Hayashino’s will take effect on Oct. 25.

“These appointments will allow us to move forward quickly in areas of great importance to the University. I am delighted to have persuaded individuals of such high quality and experience to join our team. I look forward to working with them,” said Gonzalez in making the appointments.

Hayashino, currently associate vice president for university advancement and development, has been at SFSU since 1997. She has served as a lecturer in the department of Asian American Studies. Strongly committed to diversity, she has in the past served with the national office of the Japanese American Citizens League.

She received her bachelor’s degree from SFSU and her master’s degree from the University of San Francisco. Over the years at SFSU she has held increasingly responsible positions including director of foundation and corporate relations and director of development. She has been closely involved in developing the fundraising infrastructure and encouraging a culture of giving, while steadily increasing private giving from alumni, staff, emeriti faculty, foundations and friends of the University. She also is engaged with the community as a member of the KQED Board of Directors and the College of Marin Board of Trustees.

Photo: Phil Garcia
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Garcia is a former journalist who also draws on past experience with the state Legislature and Congress. For 10 years he worked at the Sacramento Bee prior to working for the Office of California Lt. Governor Cruz Bustamante, the State Board of Education and for the past several months as a consultant to EdFund and the California Student Aid Commission. In these positions he was responsible for policymaking and strategic communication functions.

Between 1986 and 1988, he was in Washington D.C. as a reporter for the wire service UPI and the Space Business News. He also was a Congressional fellow with the American Political Science Association. Previously, in 1981, he was a journalism fellow with the Inter American Press Association in Mexico City.

In Sacramento, he worked with the Sacramento Bee, rising from a business staff writer to state editor and then to deputy capitol bureau chief, where he helped manage the bureau’s team reporters who cover the California Legislature and state politics.

A graduate the University of Kansas, he is currently a board member for the Capital Unity Council and a founding member of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists.

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