Daniel Kimball, director of development at the Fresno Metropolitan Museum, will join California State University, Fresno on March 1 as director of corporate and foundation relations.

Kimball will work with administrators, staff, faculty, development team leaders and volunteers to cultivate corporate and foundation giving to the Campaign for Fresno State, said Mary Anna Dunn, associate vice president for Development, who announced Kimball’s appointment.

Kimball received a bachelor of arts degree in psychology from Fresno Pacific University. He was director of the Sustaining Fund for the Children’s Hospital Central California Foundation, before joining the Met.

The comprehensive campaign, the most ambitious fundraising effort in Fresno State’s 96-year history, will build academic programs and facilities and provide for additional research to enhance students’ learning opportunities.

The campaign is integral to Fresno State’s goal of engagement with the community and training the people who will transform the region and the world for decades to come with their ability to innovatively meet challenges.