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Vice President for University Advancement and Executive Director of the CMA Foundation

Beverly Byl

Kurtis D. Lohide, Interim Vice President for Administration and Finance

Beverly Byl joined the The California Maritime Academy in March 2012 as Vice President for University Advancement and Executive Director of The California Maritime Academy Foundation.

As a member of the President's Cabinet, Byl has direct responsibility for the university's advancement programs, including alumni affairs, communications, community and governmental relations, and fundraising and development operations.

Byl brings more than 25 years of experience in fund development, including three years as the vice president of university advancement for California State University, Bakersfield (CSUB) and executive director for the CSUB Foundation. Under her leadership, she set and surpassed annual goals, despite a challenging national philanthropic economy, for a $4.3 million three-year average. In addition, she worked with staff to develop a comprehensive university advancement plan, a marketing and communication plan for the campus, and developed a strategic internal plan for the work of the CSUB Alumni Association.

Prior to joining CSUB, she worked at University of the Pacific (UOP), where she served as associate vice president for advancement and interim vice president of advancement. She has a proven track record in capital campaigns at both University of the Pacific (UOP) and Indiana University. At UOP, she executed a successful $330 million fundraising campaign that far exceeded the university's initial goal of $200 million.

Byl graduated summa com laude from Morehead State University, where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in art and secondary education. She also holds a Master of Science degree in educational psychology from Indiana University.