Kimberly Shiner Named VP for College Advancement and Communications at Pitzer College

Pitzer College has named Kimberly Shiner, a proven leader in higher education fundraising and external relations, as its new vice president for college advancement and communications effective. Shiner was selected in May following a competitive national search.

Shiner brings to this new role more than 20 years of leadership experience as a successful fundraiser, team builder, and communications professional. She currently serves as the associate vice president for university advancement, Office of Philanthropic Giving, at California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB), where she has worked for the past seven years. At CSUSB, Shiner played a leadership role in the university’s first comprehensive campaign, which exceeded its $50 million goal and was completed a year ahead of schedule.

Throughout her professional life, Shiner has distinguished herself as a passionate promoter of higher education and a champion of diversity, equity, and inclusion. She has demonstrated a deep commitment to civic engagement and service in many organizations at many levels. She earned her bachelor’s degree in journalism and her master’s degree in public administration (nonprofit management) from California State University, Northridge.

“Kimberly received enthusiastic support from every constituency that interviewed her,” said Pitzer College President Melvin L. Oliver. “I am confident she will be successful leading the recently combined areas of Advancement and Communications at Pitzer, and I know she will help further Pitzer’s ability to live out our values.”

WittKieffer’s Mercedes Vance and Lisa Meyer led this search.

Read the press announcement.