Jeff Rhode

Assistant Dean for Advancement

Jeff Rhode is the Assistant Dean for Advancement at Berkeley Journalism. He will supervise the School’s Advancement team while overseeing fundraising, alumni relations and external relations. Jeff brings nearly 20 years of experience fundraising for education in the Bay Area. He has held multiple senior-level development positions, including leading the major gifts team at UC Berkeley’s College of Engineering and heading corporate and foundation relations at the Haas School of Business. Also, Jeff led capital fundraising as Associate Dean of Development at the San Francisco campus of the University of the Pacific’s Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry.

A dual degree holder from UC Berkeley–with a BA in History and MA in Education–Jeff also earned a Master’s in Sports Management from the University of San Francisco. Before pursuing his passion for fundraising, he worked in sports with the San Francisco 49ers and ESPN.

Jeff lives in Kensington with his wife and their two sons. Outside work, he loves cheering his sons’ soccer, baseball and basketball teams and trying new restaurants with his wife.