Vanessa Boyle

Director, Prospect Management and Research

Vanessa Boyle
Vanessa Boyle, Director of Prospect Management and Research


Vanessa Boyle joined University Advancement in 2021 and serves as the director of prospect management and research. She plays a central role in furthering the university’s campaign priorities and initiatives, staffing leadership, and supporting fundraiser success by establishing and refining a comprehensive prospect management and research program. Boyle’s areas of focus are prospect strategy, portfolio optimization, pipeline building, and data analytics.

Prior to joining LMU, Boyle spent nearly ten years at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) where she served in prospect management and research, and database training roles. Boyle spent two years as the customer resource center supervisor for the San Diego County Office of Education, where she oversaw a training and help desk staff during a countywide database implementation project.

She earned a master’s degree in library and information science from San Jose State University and a B.A. in history from California State University, Long Beach. In her free time, Boyle and her husband love to travel, spending time with her family (she has a twin brother) and reading.