Barry R. Humprey to head university's development program

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Barry R. Humprey to head university's development program

Barry R. Humphrey, the director of development for the Division of Natural Sciences at UC San Diego, has been named associate vice president of advancement at California State University, Fresno.

Humphrey begins his new assignment Jan. 15, 2001. He replaces Scott Warrington, who became vice president for advancement at California State University, Monterey Bay in May.

Humphrey will head the university’s development efforts and oversee a staff of 21 including nine development directors, said Dr. Peter Smits, Fresno State vice president for advancement who announced the appointment today.

Fresno State’s development program is one of the most successful among the 23 campuses of the California State University system. Last year alone, Fresno State had a record year in fund raising, generating $38.3 million in gifts and pledges, a 53.9 percent increase over 1998-99.

The university’s program has been nationally honored for the past two years for outstanding performance in fund raising by the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education.

As development director for UC San Diego’s Division of Natural Sciences, Humphrey brings an impressive track record to Fresno State, said Smits.

“Barry was an integral part of one of the most progressive and productive science programs in the United States,” Smits said. “Every department and nearly all of the individual programs rank academically in the top 10 nationally. “

UC San Diego’s Division of Natural Sciences receives more than $30 million per year in grant and contract support and the total budget is more than $80 million.

The science program worked with 188 full-time tenure track faculty of which 25 are members of the National Academy of Science.

UC San Diego’s campus wide development program last year raised more than $116 million doubling its income in the last two years. Total private support for science at UC San Diego exceeded $10 million.

Humphrey‘s direct efforts produced nearly $4 million in less than 18 months. He arranged the largest single gift to support Graduate Fellows in the history of UC San Diego — $2.5 million from Merck.

Humphrey also staffed the committee and coordinated the volunteer efforts that raised $700,000 for the Paul D. Saltman Chair; the first Science Chair funded with more than $500,000.

Previous to his most recent San Diego position, he was the founding director of development for the College of Sciences at San Diego State University. In five years, that program grew to be the top college level fund raising program in the CSU.

Humphrey also has served as executive director and director of development for the San Diego Hall of Champions Sports Museum and was the founding executive director and director of development for the San Diego Automotive Museum.

He graduated from Fresno State in 1969 and later completed his master’s degree at California State University, Northridge.