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Heidi Lee joined Student Affairs as the director of advancement. She plays a strategic role in developing the advancement and fundraising initiatives for Student Affairs and have a direct relationship with University Advancement as she collaborates with our colleagues to engage alumni, friends, corporate partners, parents, foundations, key volunteers and community leaders in these efforts.
Heidi brings over 14 years comprehensive experiences and successes as a leader in fundraising and development, including university experience at UCLA. She has managed a portfolio of over 300 donors and served as regional director for large fund development campaigns for 13 western states. She has outstanding experience in corporate sponsorships, event fundraising, major donor development, foundation relations, advisory boards, major gift campaign and annual funds.
Heidi has a bachelor of arts degree in English from Loyola Marymount University and grew up in Las Vegas, Nevada. Heidi loves camping, hiking, photography, reading, shopping and is also an avid sports fan!
Yukie Murphy joined Student Affairs in 2014 as the director of marketing and communications. She plays a strategic role in developing the marketing and communications priorities and initiatives for Student Affairs and has a working relationship with University Advancement to foster collaboration in strengthening the Cal Poly brand message. She works closely with the many departments and programs within Student Affairs to help create new ways to advance the students' knowledge and awareness of the programs and services. Yukie also oversees the communications strategies for the Student Affairs strategic plan to the campus and community.
Yukie brings over a decade of comprehensive experience in marketing, brand management, and community development programs. She has built multi-million dollar marketing departments for industry leading companies and has opened several new markets across the country. She has outstanding experience in building and managing teams, fostering collaborations, creating strategic initiatives and communications campaigns.
Yukie has a bachelor’s of science degree from Cal Poly and lives in San Luis Obispo with her husband, Chris. She is passionate about supporting Cal Poly students and is actively involved several local community efforts.
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