Berkeley Haas Welcomes New Development Chief
Berkeley Haas is pleased to welcome Leslie Schibsted, BS 86, as the Assistant Dean for Development and Alumni Relations.
Leslie is not only an experienced manager and strategist who led development for San Diego State University, but she is one of our own, having earned her BS from the Haas School. She also holds an MA in education leadership & development from California State University, Chico. Leslie is also a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE).
Since 2015, Leslie has served as the associate vice president for development at SDSU, managing a 40-member team and heading corporate and foundation relationships, as well as providing leadership for the successful conclusion of the $800 million campaign for SDSU.
Prior to joining SDSU, Leslie served as the interim associate VP for development at California State University, Chico, where she helped the campus launch its first-ever comprehensive campaign. In her 11-year higher education development career she also held leadership roles at Chico's College of Natural Sciences and College of Behavioral and Social Sciences. She previously provided fundraising counsel to more than 60 nonprofits as VP and senior consultant at The Focus Group for ten years.
Leslie is passionate about making a difference in her community and has held leadership roles at numerous volunteer organizations. She is a great fit with our culture and an exemplar of our Defining Leadership Principles