Carole Hayashino, vice president for University Advancement, will leave Sacramento State to become president and executive director of a statewide nonprofit organization in Hawaii.
University President Alexander Gonzalez announced the move Tuesday, Nov. 15, in a message to campus.
“Vice President Hayashino has served our University with distinction, and she has done terrific work. But she was offered her ‘dream job,’ and the position will allow her to be closer to family in Hawaii,” Gonzalez said.
Hayashino will remain at Sacramento State through the end of the semester and leave early next year.
“I am proud to have served Sacramento State during such a transformative period in the University’s history,” Hayashino said. “Destination 2010 was a rallying point for our entire community, and I’ve enjoyed seeing all the positive changes brought about by President Gonzalez.”
Sacramento State raised unprecedented levels of private donations for scholarships, academic programs and other projects during Hayashino’s time at the University. She also implemented Sacramento State’s $1.8 million campaign for teaching equipment in the School of Nursing’s state-of-the-art labs in Folsom Hall. The campaign was announced by President Gonzalez in September.
University Advancement includes the offices of Development, Alumni Relations and University Marketing. President Gonzalez is working with Hayashino on a transition plan until the search begins for a permanent replacement.
“I will miss working with my colleagues as well as the University’s dedicated alumni and volunteers,” Hayashino said.
Hayashino was also responsible for Sacramento State’s Commencement ceremonies, which take place twice a year.
“Every semester, I had the privilege of putting together our graduation ceremonies and seeing thousands of students and their families celebrating the realization of their dreams,” she said. “That is a feeling I will always remember.”