Venesia Thompson-Ramsay

Venesia Thompson


Associate Vice President, University Advancement

Venesia Thompson-Ramsay is the interim vice president for the Division of University Advancement at SF State. She provides broad strategic direction for the Division and serves as President of the San Francisco State University Foundation. Thompson-Ramsay previously served as chief of operations for University Advancement at SF State before being promoted to associate vice president for University Advancement where she managed the day-to-day operations of the Division and Foundation. Thompson-Ramsay has over 25 years’ experience working in nonprofit and higher education settings. Prior to coming to SF State, Thompson-Ramsay served as senior director, finance and administration at Urban Habitat, a policy, advocacy, research nonprofit in Oakland, CA. Prior to joining Urban Habitat, she worked as the assistant director of the Center for Urban Redevelopment and Education (CURE), an applied research and community outreach center based at Florida Atlantic University. Thompson-Ramsay earned a B.A. in Language and Linguistics from the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus, Jamaica and an M.A in Political Science from Florida Atlantic University. Thompson-Ramsay is an alumna Leadership San Francisco 2019, a program of the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce.