Associate Vice President for Strategic Marketing and Communications
San Francisco State University
After a national search, Guisselle Nuñez will join SF State as its associate vice president for Strategic Marketing and Communications. For the past five years, Nuñez has served as the head of marketing, communications and government relations for the Chabot-Las Positas Community College District in Alameda County. Her department manages the district’s public and media relations, executive communications, crisis communications, marketing, brand and creative, digital and web, internal communication, and community and government relations. Previously, she served as director for external affairs for KQED Public Media and national advisor/workforce partnerships for the University of Phoenix.
Born in Nicaragua and raised in East San Jose, her personal philosophy is to help improve the lives of others. She is proud of her Latina and East Side San Jose roots and finds any opportunity she can to give back to the community and to students that are growing up in the same circumstances she and her brother did. She’s a mentor, speaker, coach and author on marketing and personal branding. One of her passions, through her workshops and book “Take Charge of Your Brand,” is to help women, with a special focus on Latinas and other women of color, understand how to communicate their value and advocate for themselves by building a strong, personal brand. Nuñez serves on various nonprofit boards, including the Board of Regents for her alma mater, Santa Clara University.
Nuñez has been recognized by the Silicon Valley Business Journal as a Woman of Influence and has received the Rising Star Award from the National Council on Marketing and Public Relations (District 6) and the Sisterhood Award from the Latina Coalition Silicon Valley. She has been published on Thrive.com and in Diversity Woman Magazine and Modern Latina Magazine.
Nuñez received an M.S. in Integrated Marketing Communications from Golden Gate University in San Francisco and a B.A. in History and Italian from Santa Clara University.