Peter Hayashida is an experienced higher education advancement leader who spent more than three decades in the University of California system. He stepped down after more than a dozen years as vice chancellor for university advancement and president of the UCR Foundation at UC Riverside in 2021 and previously held a variety of roles at UCLA over the prior two decades. Under Hayashida’s leadership, UCR planned, launched, and completed the first comprehensive fundraising campaign in its history, surpassing its $300 million goal in 2020 and more than doubling the endowment and sustainable annual private support. Hayashida was also part of the team that oversaw Campaign UCLA, the largest university or college fundraising effort at the time, securing $3.053 billion in philanthropic support.
Hayashida served for five years on the Council for Advancement and Support of Education’s board of trustees and received a CASE Crystal Apple Award for Teaching Excellence as chair and faculty member of conferences since the 1990s. He was on the board of directors for ten years at the Los Angeles LGBT Center, the world’s largest healthcare, social services, and arts & culture organization serving LGBTQ+ individuals and communities.
Hayashida holds a bachelor’s degree from UCLA and a Master of Business Administration degree from California State University, Northridge.
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Vice President for Resource Development,
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