UC Riverside has named Monique Michelle Dozier as its vice chancellor for University Advancement.
Dozier is currently vice president for Advancement and chief advancement officer at Morehouse College in Atlanta, which is the nation’s only historically Black liberal arts college dedicated to educating and developing men of color, specifically Black men.
She will begin her new role at UCR on Aug. 1 overseeing University Advancement, which includes Development, Alumni Engagement, Advancement Finance and Administration, and University Communications.
“Monique Dozier is a nationally respected higher education advancement leader with an impressive track record,” said Kim A. Wilcox, UCR chancellor. “UCR is fortunate to have someone with a range of experience spanning research universities, HBCUs, and private colleges leading our advancement organization.”
During her four-year tenure, Dozier overhauled Morehouse’s fundraising, which resulted in the highest giving years in the college’s history. Under her leadership, Morehouse launched the $500 million campaign, “Making Men of Consequence,” which has secured $200 million to date. Also during her tenure, the percentage of alumni who give to the college increased from 13 to 18%.
Prior to Morehouse College, Dozier worked for 13 years at Michigan State University in advancement roles, including as assistant vice president of Advancement Information Systems and Donor Strategy and director of development and external relations in the College of Nursing. She has also held advancement roles during her 25-year career at DePaul University and Saint Mary’s College in Indiana.
“I am honored to join UC Riverside as the next servant-leader for Advancement. I am a proud first-generation college graduate who is most grateful for the benefactors that enabled my alma mater to assist with me realizing my education and career aspirations,” Dozier said. “I am passionate about ensuring that institutions of higher learning have the necessary curricular and co-curricular resources required to deliver on the expected promise.”
“By mission, vision and outcomes, UC Riverside is a worthy institution that is deserving of philanthropic support. I am looking forward to sharing with the philanthropic community that our students, faculty, staff, and alumni are worthy of investments and Partnerships of Purpose."
Dozier is on the board of trustees for the Council for Advancement and Support of Education, or CASE, and on the Salesforce Advancement Advisory Board and Microsoft Surface Customer Advisory Board. She was appointed as an Aspen Institute Leadership Fellow in 2011. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Bethel University is in computer information systems management. She will be moving to the Riverside area with her daughter, De’Asia.
Dozier replaces Peter Hayashida, who retired at the end of 2021 after 12 years in the vice chancellor role and more than 30 years in the UC system. The university conducted a national search for his replacement. The search committee was led by Brian Haynes, vice chancellor for Student Affairs. Associate Vice Chancellor and Chief Communications and Marketing Officer Johnny Cruz has served as interim vice chancellor.