CEIS Announces New Director of Development


Liliane Ribeiro, former director of advancement at the Pasadena orchestra MUSE/IQUE, has joined the College of Education and Integrative Studies (CEIS) as its director of development, effective March 19. She will also lead advancement efforts on behalf of the College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences (CLASS).

“We have been eagerly awaiting Ms. Ribeiro’s arrival, as we know that there are many new and old friends of CEIS who are interested in helping to support the goals of our college,” said CEIS Dean Jeff Passe. “They will be very pleased with her expertise.”

Ribeiro has been instrumental in raising more than $10 million for various organizations in Los Angeles County. Serving more than a decade in nonprofit management, her experience includes fundraising for the Music Center of Los Angeles County and providing consulting services to the Natural History Museum and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA).

In her most recent position at MUSE/IQUE, she led the organization’s strategic planning process and managed its fifth-anniversary campaign, which resulted in the organization’s largest revenue gain since its inception.

“I am thrilled to be a part of the Cal Poly Pomona family,” said Ribeiro. “I look forward to inspiring others to give generously to support the extraordinary work taking place at CEIS and CLASS. The core values of diversity, ethics, social justice and life-long learning that CEIS students, faculty and staff exemplify truly resonate with me. Our next generation of leaders must embody these values to ensure that we live in a thriving and inclusive society. The work taking place at CEIS is integral in addressing this timely and relevant need.”

In her new role, Ribeiro will be responsible for working with University Advancement and the deans of each college to establish fundraising goals and objectives. She will also focus on major donor fundraising and developing long-term relationships with college alumni, parents, current and former faculty, foundations and corporations.

Ribeiro graduated from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and earned a master’s degree in arts and cultural management from Claremont Graduate University.

For more information, contact Ashley Jones at 909-869-5370.