Sandra Campero serves as the assistant vice chancellor for advancement operations for university advancement. She oversees the prospect development and donor relations units to support campus-wide fundraising efforts. In 2016, Sandra received UCI’s Staff Assembly Excellence in Leadership Award for her leadership of the IT, data management, donor relations, and prospect development units. This distinction is awarded to individuals who inspire and engage their employees toward the goals of the organization, motivating contributions at the highest level.
Prior to joining UCI, Sandra served as the Senior Director of Research and Prospect Management at the Arizona State University Foundation (ASUF) where she led a new prospect management model to support the university’s comprehensive fundraising priorities. In 2009, she was recognized with the 2009 Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) Circle of Excellence Gold Award, for implementation of this model. Previously, she led the prospect research team at Loyola Marymount University (LMU) in support of its $380 million campaign, and worked for 11 years in advancement supporting a $2 billion campaign at the USC Keck School of Medicine.
Sandra serves as a Trustee for the APRA Foundation, and faculty for CASE’s Summer Institute in Advancement Services. Additionally, she served on the board of directors of the Association of Professional Researchers for Advancement (APRA) and was the board liaison for the Ethics, Awards, and Governance Committees respectively. She is a past board member of the California Advancement Researchers Association (CARA) where she was chair of the Volunteer Committee and received the CARA Service Award, the highest honor bestowed by the organization. She is an active member of APRA, CARA and CASE and currently serves on the editorial board for the Journal of Education Advancement and Marketing. She is a member of the Association of Donor Relations Professionals (ADRP) and Association of Advancement Services Professionals (AASP).