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University Advancement

About the Vice President

Paula Castadio is the Vice President for University Advancement at California State University, Fresno. Ms. Castadio reports to President Saúl Jiménez-Sandoval and serves on the President's Cabinet. She leads a staff of 76 in the division, including Development, Alumni Engagement and Annual Giving, Advancement Services, Brand Strategy and Marketing, Communications and Advancement Operations. University Advancement works closely with Athletics to inspire and increase philanthropy for Fresno State.

Ms. Castadio previously spent 26 years in public broadcasting with her last 11 years as CEO of ValleyPBS serving the San Joaquin Valley. She was appointed to the PBS national board of directors. She currently serves on the board of the Fresno Business Council and is a member of the Rotary Club of Fresno. Ms. Castadio was named among the “Top Ten Business and Professional Women” of Fresno County in 2006.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in Speech Communication from Fresno State and an M.B.A. from the University of Phoenix. She is married to Richard Castadio.