Portrait of Kim DuFourKim Dufour

Senior Director of Development for Engineering

Phone: (619) 594-6416

Email: [email protected] 



Kim Dufour has worked in higher education for over 30 years. Her last position was as the Director of Academic Advising at California State University Chico. Kim possesses seventeen years of fundraising experience, including twelve years in higher education, specificcally in engineering and sciences at California Sate University Chico. Prior to that, Kim worked in development for a Sutter Hospitals in Sacramento. Kim began her career in Student Life and Leadership and was the Director of Community Action Volunteers in Education, an organization that each year placed 2000 student volunteers into community service. 

In addition, Kim is a former parent at SDSU and University of Oregon. Kim has been actively involved in a variety of community organizations; Gateway Science Museum, Soroptimist International, United Way, Rape Crisis Intervention and Parent Education Network. She served on the Alumni Board of Directors for California State University Chico and the University of Oregon Parent Family Association. Kim has presented workshops for the Council for Advancement and Support of Education, National Academic Advising Association, National Society of Fundraising Executives, The Council of Academic Deans and National Association for Campus Activities. 

Kim graduated from California State University Chico in 1981 with a BA in Social Work and Corrections. She continued her higher education at Chico State and earned a Master of Public Administration in 1989.