Feb. 6, 2013

Contact: Ellen Cohune
805-756-2933; ecohune@calpoly.edu

Cal Poly Appoints New Associate Vice President for Development

SAN LUIS OBISPO – Cal Poly Vice President for Advancement Deborah A.W. Read announced today that Tanya Kiani-Hauck has been named associate vice president for development after a nationwide search.

Kiani-Hauck, who earned a master’s in business administration from Cal Poly, has served the University Advancement Division since 2000. She has been the university’s interim associate vice president for development since March 2012. She has served as principal gifts officer and lead fundraising efforts for the College of Architecture and Environmental Design and at the College of Agriculture, Food & Environmental Sciences.

“This is an exciting time for my alma mater,” said Kiani-Hauck. “It is an honor to work with Cal Poly’s leaders and partners across many disciplines to generate enthusiasm and support of one of the nation’s leading universities.”

The associate vice president for development is responsible for the university’s philanthropic activity, fostering private support from a wide variety of constituents, including alumni, private industry, friends of the university and other funding organizations.

“With her breadth of experience and her deep commitment to Cal Poly’s mission, Tanya embodies the strategic leadership that will advance the university for years to come,” Read said.  “Her keen ability to match private support with the ever-changing needs of our Learn by Doing programs is critical to the university’s success.”

Kiani-Hauck earned a bachelor’s degree from California State University, Long Beach. Prior to her positions at Cal Poly, she served in fundraising positions for the Performing Arts Center on the Cal Poly campus and at Cuesta College.

She lives in Morro Bay with her husband, Allan Hauck, who is head of Cal Poly’s Construction Management Department.

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