Office of the Vice President for University Advancement

Vice president Ahmad Boura smiling in front of kendall hall

"This is a defining moment for Chico State."

Vice President for University Advancement Ahmad Boura knows firsthand that education transforms lives. As a native of Beirut, Lebanon, and a former professional soccer player, he is deeply committed to generating philanthropic support for lifelong learning, civic engagement and service, and the University’s mission to prepare future community leaders.

Boura serves as the University’s senior fundraiser and oversees University Development, Public Affairs and Publications, Creative Services, Alumni and Parent Engagement, Advancement Services, and University Public Events, including North State Public Radio. He is also CEO of the University Foundation, a nonprofit auxiliary of Chico State, which ensures private donations are used to give students, faculty, and staff the resources they need to impact in the North State and shape the world.

In addition to leading the University’s first comprehensive capital campaign, Boura aims to build a culture of philanthropy at Chico State—one that engages students, alumni, parents, faculty, staff, and friends through programs, such as the Tower Society and the Student Philanthropy Council. 

Previously, he served as vice president for institutional advancement at Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa, and at Franklin Pierce University in Rindge, New Hampshire. He holds an MBA from Franklin Pierce and a bachelor’s degree in commerce from Beirut Arab University in Beirut.

Office Contact Information

Office of the Vice President for University Advancement 
Kendall Hall 114
California State University, Chico
Chico, CA, 95929-0156  

Phone: 530-898-3590
Fax: 530-898-4264

Ahmad Boura
Vice President for University Advancement
530-898-3590
aboura@csuchico.edu 

Ron McConnell
Associate Vice President for University Advancement
530-898-3280
remcconnell@csuchico.edu

Pam Hollis
Director of Financial and Administrative Operations
530-898-3402
pchollis@csuchico.edu

Wendi Engasser
Office Coordinator
530-898-6473
wengasser@csuchico.edu

See also the full staff directory