Office of Strategic Advancement

The Office of Strategic Advancement (OSA) oversees a range of essential services to build greater awareness of, support for and giving to the University.  They include:

  • Alumni relations
  • Media relations
  • Communications
  • Identity and brand management
  • University publications
  • Government relations
  • Event planning
  • Fundraising and philanthropy
  • Community engagement

OSA’s integration of reputation and image with key audience engagement is a critical element of CDU’s Five-Year Strategic Plan, and it involves such activities as:

  • Cultivating important external relationships and partnerships, and creating opportunities for those partners to share and support CDU’s goals and objectives
  • Developing and overseeing community education efforts to increase understanding of CDU’s mission and community commitment
  • “Telling the CDU story” and the successes of our students, faculty, staff and research efforts
  • Educating the public on the rich history and legacy of CDU and its Mission as a “community-founded” institution
  • Building pride among students, faculty, staff and alumni
  • Increasing university funding and scholarship opportunities

Office of Strategic Advancement
Phone: (323) 357-3669
Fax: (323) 568-3339

Angela L. Minniefield, MPA
Senior Vice President, Advancement and Operations
(323) 563-4897

Cazzie Burns
Executive Assistant to the Senior Vice President, Advancement and Operations
Office of Strategic Advancement
(323) 563-4969

Jackie Brown
Director, Events and Alumni Relations
(323) 563-5985

Jonathan Zaleski
Director, Communications and Public Relations

Tonya L. King
Program Administrator
(323) 357-3678

Brittney Miller
Alumni Relations and Corporate Giving Manager
(323) 357-3681

Chantel Carter
Communications Specialist
(323) 563-5908

Jasmine D. Hill
Director of Development and Title III Program
(323) 563-4992

Ali Roshan
Web Administrator
(323) 563-4934