Dr. Jeff Jackanicz serves as the Vice President for Institutional Advancement at Mills College in Oakland, California. In this role, Jeff is responsible for leading all aspects of the College’s advancement efforts in support of its exceptional and historical commitments to academic excellence, women’s education, and social justice.
Prior to coming to Mills, Jeff spent over a decade at UC Berkeley in a range of development leadership positions, most recently as the executive director of corporate and foundation relations and leadership gifts. In his time at UC Berkeley, he gained and demonstrated significant skill in staffing campus leadership at the highest levels, leading a dynamic and successful team, and successfully securing major and principal gifts on behalf of the university. Prior to UC Berkeley, Jeff dedicated his skills to education in various forms, including earning his PhD in English at the University of Texas in Austin. Jeff earned his BA from the University of Chicago.
Jeff grew up in and around New York City, and began his westward migration after high school. He has lived in Oakland for the past 16 years with his husband and teenage daughter.