Director of Regional Development, South Region
Marissa Norys joined University Advancement as director of regional development, south region in 2022. Norys brings 10 years of experience in development, fundraising, and nonprofit initiatives. As director of development, Norys is responsible for the implementation of a comprehensive plan for identifying, cultivating, solicitating, and stewarding major gift prospects.
Norys comes to LMU from University of California, Irvine, where she was the associate director of class and reunion programs. Prior to this, she dedicated her time to homeless services, where she created extensive fundraising initiatives to secure various permanent housing units, homeless shelters, and resources for children experiencing homelessness. She earned a bachelor’s degree in communications from California State University, Dominguez Hills. In her free time, Norys likes to go to the beach, host a weekly bible study, and spend time with her family.