The vice president's office provides leadership for the division's responsibilities that include building trust in the Beach brand; advancing engagement and advocacy; fostering philanthropy through annual-, major-, and planned-gift programs; producing meaningful events and brand experiences for our many stakeholders; spearheading strategic initiatives that hold long-term promise for institutional advancement; and providing for a well-administered and efficient internal infrastructure that empowers this work.

Division Leadership

Dan Montoya joined The Beach in October 2022. He most recently served as executive director of Campus Initiatives at Loyola Marymount University, and led successful development and alumni relations programs at San Diego State University and UC San Diego. He also played key roles in helping those institutions execute strategic goals related to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Dan earned his bachelor's degree from San Diego State and an MBA from Webster University.