About the Board

Behind every dollar of private support is a team of volunteers and professionals attending to the gifts through The University Foundation at Sacramento State. A volunteer Board of Directors, each selected for his or her professional expertise and support for Sacramento State, oversees the management of assets to ensure gifts are invested prudently and distributed in accordance with donor wishes.

Many of the members of The University Foundation at Sacramento State are alumni; others are community members dedicated to helping the region by fostering a great university. Their commitment as advisers and ambassadors, coupled with the University’s Development staff, provide the core for a strong fundraising program.

Parish, Tiche @ University Foundation Board Meeting

Board Members

Board Officers

Robert S. Nelsen, President
President, Sacramento State

Pam Stewart, Chair
Former CEO, CPS-HR Consulting and Community Volunteer

Al Frisone, Executive Officer
Vice President for University Advancement, Sacramento State

Committee Chairs

Bill Campbell ’67, MBA ’70, Chair, Investment Committee
Chairman of the Board, Spare Time, Inc.

Holly Tiche ’89, Secretary and Co-chair, Governance Committee
Principal, Tiche Consulting

Tina Treis ’80, Chief Financial Officer and Co-chair, Governance Committee
Partner, Crowe Horwath LLP


Margot Bach ’72
Small Business Owner, Miz BunnyCakes Bakery

David Bugatto ’86
President and CEO, Alleghany Properties LLC

Sonney Chong
Dentist, Dental Office of Sonney L. Chong

Mark Drobny
Founder, Drobny Law Offices

Roxanne Elliott
Administrator, Elliott Family Foundation

Paul Lau ’84
Chief Grid Strategy and Operations Officer, SMUD

Garry Maisel ’80
President and CEO, Western Health Advantage

Alice Perez ’99
External Affairs Manager, AT&T

Gary Quattrin ’65

Alumni Association Representative

Cory Parish ’85
President and CEO, Endowment Board, California/Nevada Annual Conference of the Methodist Church

Faculty Representative

Bernice Bass de Martinez
Special Assistant to the Deans, Colleges of Education and Arts and Letters

Student Representative

Mia Kagianas
President, Associated Students, Inc.

Ex-Officio Members

Craig Barth
Director of Finance, University Enterprises, Inc.

Tracy Newman ’87
Associate Vice President for University Development, Sacramento State

Mike Lee
Vice President for Administration and Business Affairs, Sacramento State


The University Foundation at Sacramento State is the official designated body for fundraising for the University.

The Board of Directors ensures that all donors' gifts are used for the benefit of the University, honoring any restrictions placed on them by the donor. 

 To better understand the governance of the University Foundation, see the documents listed below: