Venesia Thompson-Ramsay

Venesia Thompson


Associate Vice President, University Advancement

Venesia Thompson-Ramsay is the associate vice president for operations for the Division of University Advancement at SF State and serves as secretary and chief financial officer for the San Francisco State University Foundation. Thompson-Ramsay heads the Advancement Services & Operations unit. She oversees the day-to-day operations of the division and Foundation, including budget and finance, administration, IT, procurement, advancement services and gift processing, audit and risk management. 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, an M.A in Political Science from Florida Atlantic University and a Master's in Business Administration from Western Governor's University. Thompson-Ramsay is an alumna of Leadership San Francisco, class of 2019 — a program of the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce.