Associate Vice President, Alumni and Family Engagement and Leadership Giving
Salvador Rivas joined University Advancement as associate vice president in 2022. With more than fifteen years of fundraising success, Rivas will serve as a member of the senior leadership team for the division with oversight of leadership giving, alumni and family engagement, and as the primary liaison for advancement communications.
He recently served as assistant vice president for development at Pomona College, where he managed four fundraising teams that included major gifts, family giving, foundation and corporate relations, and leadership annual and reunion giving. Rivas comes to LMU with private and public university fundraising experience including UC Irvine, USC, and UCLA, and has participated in the planning and execution of multiple campaigns.
Rivas earned his B.A. from California Polytechnic State University, M.A. in leadership studies from University of San Diego, and an Ed.D. in higher education administration from USC. He lives in the South Bay with his wife and three daughters.