Staff Directory


If you would like to learn about major gift opportunities at UC Merced, please contact one of our development staff members listed below.

If you need general assistance donating to UC Merced, please email giving@ucmerced.edu or call 209.228.4401


KYLE HOFFMAN
Vice Chancellor, Development and Alumni Relations
209.228.4401
khoffman@ucmerced.edu
JESSICA PEREYDA
Executive Assistant to the Vice Chancellor
209.228.4401
jpereyda@ucmerced.edu
JAN MENDENHALL
Associate Vice Chancellor for Development
209.228.4407
jmendenhall@ucmerced.edu
PATRICIA LACROIX
Executive Director of Development, Corporations and Foundations
209.228.4202
placroix@ucmerced.edu
JEFF PORTO JR.
Director of Development
209.228.4132
jporto@ucmerced.edu
KELLI ABRESCY
Director of Development
209.228.4199
kabrescy@ucmerced.edu
GIGI MARR-MITCHELL
SARA WHITE
JOSHUA GONZALES
Administrative Assistant to the Associate Vice Chancellor for Development
209.228.4452
jgonzales6@ucmerced.edu
SHARI PRINE
Administrative Assistant
209.228.2463
sprine@ucmerced.edu
SARAH BOYLE
Administrative Assistant
209.228.4202
sboyle4@ucmerced.edu
LISA POLLARD CARLSON
Assistant Vice Chancellor for Development and Alumni Relations
209.228.2923
lpollard@ucmerced.edu
PATRICK HUNT
Director, Data Services
209.228.4291
phunt@ucmerced.edu
DREU THAO
Director, Gift and Financial Services
209.228.4685
dthao@ucmerced.edu
MORT PEYVANDI
MEGAN MILLER
Constituent Relationship Manager
209.228.4109
mmiller24@ucmerced.edu
EMILY SHUPING
Gift Administration Analyst
209.228.4304
eshuping@ucmerced.edu
LIZ LIPPINCOTT
Administrative Assistant, Development Services
209.228.2387
elippincott@ucmerced.edu
CHRIS ABRESCY
Director of Alumni Relations
209.228.2586
cabrescy@ucmerced.edu
JESSICA "JAEJAE" JULIAN
Alumni Relations Specialist
209.228.4107
jjulian@ucmerced.edu
MAGDALENA CASTANEDA
Administrative Assistant, Alumni Relations
209.228.4484
mcastaneda2@ucmerced.edu
CHRIS LUNA
Special Events Manager
209.228.2588
cluna@ucmerced.edu
SHANNON ROGINA
Special Events Manager
209.228.4416
srogina@ucmerced.edu
MONIQUE DE VILLA
Special Events and Alumni Relations Assistant
mdevilla@ucmerced.edu
VIRGINIA LERER
Director of Operations
209.228.2458
vlerer@ucmerced.edu
MELANIE COOPER
Purchasing Assistant
209.228.7653
mcooper4@ucmerced.edu