Executive Director of Campaigns & Strategic Initiatives
Kathy Ash joined University Advancement as executive director of campaigns & strategic initiatives in 2022. In this role, Ash works closely with the executive leadership team to plan, manage, and execute all aspects of LMU’s comprehensive campaign, build programs to support future fundraising campaigns, and help keep these initiatives on schedule and progressing with a high level of visibility and momentum.
Ash has a strong record of success in fundraising, strategic and resource planning, finance and operations, and project and program management. She previously served LMU in the roles of associate vice president of development in UA, and prior to that, as associate dean of business services in the School of Education. She also held the position of executive director for the Catholic Education Foundation of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.
Ash earned her B.A. in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley, a Master’s in Public Administration from the University of Southern California, and a Master’s in Special Education from Loyola Marymount University. She and her husband, Kevin, live in Playa del Rey, California. They have two grown children and two very spoiled dogs. In her free time, Ash enjoys travel, reading, hiking, and being outdoors.