Valerie A. Attisha
Director of Development, College of Arts and Sciences
MA, California State University, Sacramento; Government
BA, University of San Diego, English and Political Science
Valerie Attisha works with faculty and the dean to secure funding from alumni, parents and donors for the 30 diverse departments, programs, institutes and centers that comprise the College of Arts and Sciences. In addition, she oversees the college's marketing, communications, and web design efforts. An experienced fundraising professional, Attisha joined USD, her alma mater, in 2007. Prior, she spent almost 10 years at The San Diego Foundation where she served as the director of Scholarships and San Diego Teachers' Fund. While attending graduate school in Sacramento, Attisha worked as a legislative analyst and lobbyist. Attisha has been active with the Rotary Club and is a 2005 graduate of LEAD San Diego. In 2006, she was awarded San Diego Metropolitan Magazine's distinguished 40 Under 40 Award.