Portrait of Lynsey Buerer

Lynsey Buerer

Chief of Operations, University Development, University of California, San Diego

Lynsey joined UC San Diego’s University Development leadership team in January 2015 as the Chief of Operations. In this role, she serves as a strategic partner to the Associate Vice Chancellor, providing leadership and partnership across Advancement for service-oriented systems and policies; partners with Human Resources colleagues to create and execute strategic and comprehensive recruitment and onboarding programs for the University Development team; and provides vision and direction for the department’s talent development, recognition, and retention programs.

In her prior role as Director of Donor Relations and Stewardship with the Advancement Operations and Campaign team, she led the first team focused on collaboratively designing institution-wide, comprehensive donor relations programming and chaired operational working groups that established campus-wide standards for donor relations and stewardship, defined best practices, and created tools that earned gold-standard regional and national CASE recognition. Lynsey began her career in development with ten years of service at San Diego State University, including progressively responsible roles in annual giving, campaign operations, and donor relations. She also served as the Secretary to SDSU’s Campanile Foundation.