Assistant Dean of Development and External Relations
Judy Nagai brings more than 18 years of higher education management experience in development, alumni relations, student affairs and communications and public relations activities. She has the in-depth understanding of institutional advancement and capital campaigns to build momentum and financial support for the UC Davis Graduate School of Management’s mission. She is responsible for planning and executing major gift fundraising programs and related activities, including corporate outreach and cultivation of the business community.
Prior to joining the Graduate School of Management, she served at the Director of External Relations at the College of Hotel Administration at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where from 2002 until 2011, she was actively involved with key gifts that led to the completion of a $500 million comprehensive campaign, led the Dean’s Advancement Team, managed the Dean’s Advisory Board, and directed alumni relations, publications and communications.
Prior to UNLV, she developed and implemented successful alumni engagement strategies at Stanford University, where she served as Stanford Alumni Association’s Deputy Director of Young Alumni and University Outreach, and Associate Director of Class Alumni Relations.
She earned her B.S. degree from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, and a Master of Education degree in Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration from the University of Vermont. And in 2011, Judy earned a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas