Dean's Leadership Fund

The Dean's Leadership Fund provides the College of Arts and Sciences with the flexibility to take advantage of unexpected opportunities as they arise, and to meet unforeseen needs in the College's many departments, programs, centers and institutes. By providing this flexibility, the fund plays a vital role in strengthening the College's day-to-day operations and in keeping educational standards high within the College of Arts and Sciences.

Your donation makes all the difference.

The College will always be the academic and historical heart of the University of San Diego. Your gift plays a vital role in strengthening the College by providing support for students and faculty to engage in unique experiential learning opportunities conduct research in emerging fields. It also enables us to recruit expert faculty and offer scholarships, giving our students the best educational experience possible.

Donate to the Dean’s Leadership Fund

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Donate and Join the Dean's Leadership Circle

By making a donation to the Dean's Leadership Fund, you instantly become a member of the Dean's Leadership Circle—alumni, parents and friends of USD who are committed to our 21st century liberal arts education, designed to educate the mind and develop each student holistically. Plus, you'll receive exclusive benefits including invitations to events, newsletters that keep you up to date and other opportunities to engage with the College. Learn more about the Dean's Leadership Circle.


For more information, please contact:

Ericka Swensson, PhD

Director of Development, College of Arts and Sciences
(619) 260-6890