University Names New Vice President for University Advancement

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By University Communications
Wednesday, 05 29 2024

Gwendolyn Notestine brings more than 25 years of experience in higher education fundraising and development.

Gwen NotestineSAN ANTONIO —Texas A&M University-San Antonio announces the appointment of Gwendolyn Notestine as the new Vice President for University Advancement, effective July 15, 2024.

Notestine, a highly accomplished advancement professional with more than 25 years of experience in higher education fundraising and development, has spent much of her life and career in Texas.

“I feel like I’m coming home. The University’s mission of access and inclusion and its support of the military align beautifully with my background and beliefs,” said Notestine, who added that she’s looking forward to hiking in the Hill Country and celebrating Fiesta each year. “I am thrilled by the opportunity to create something transformative for A&M-San Antonio and the entire South San Antonio community.”

Notestine joins A&M-San Antonio from the Arizona State University Foundation, where she has served as Assistant Vice President for Development since 2022.  In this role, she’s led critical fundraising efforts on multiple ASU campuses.

Raised in a military family, Notestine grew up in San Antonio, attending Holmes High School, and later worked at Texas Christian University and the University of Texas at Arlington, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in sociology in 2000.

Her career highlights include serving as Senior Director of Development at San Diego State University, where she launched the university’s Troops to College initiative and generated philanthropic support for such diverse initiatives as Arts and Culture and Construction, Engineering and Management. 

Notestine also worked for nearly a decade at UT Health San Antonio. She served in various director roles at the academic health center, facilitating key philanthropic support for health-related initiatives, including the Military Health Institute and the School of Nursing.

“With her background and expertise, Ms. Notestine is well prepared to develop and execute advancement strategies that align with the University’s ambitious vision for the future,” said President Salvador Hector Ochoa. “Gwen has a proven track record of cultivating relationships with alumni, donors and community leaders to facilitate growth and garner support for critical educational programs. I look forward to working together and positioning A&M-San Antonio for even greater success.”

Jessica Loudermilk, Chief of Staff and Interim Vice President for University Relations and Advancement will continue in her dual role until Notestine starts in mid-July.


About Texas A&M University-San Antonio

Established as a stand-alone university in 2009, Texas A&M University-San Antonio is a comprehensive four-year public university that reflects the culturally diverse, heritage-rich community it serves. Situated on nearly 700 acres in South San Antonio, the University offers 39 undergraduate degrees and 23 graduate degrees to about 7,620 students. A&M-San Antonio is home to the Henry G. Cisneros Institute for Emerging Leaders, the Cyber Engineering Technology/Cyber Security Research Center, and the Mays Center for Experiential Learning and Community Engagement. The University holds the Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) designation and is one of 39 higher education institutions in the U.S. to have received the Seal of Excelencia certification from Excelencia in Education for its support of Latino student success. More than 77 percent of A&M-SA students identify as Hispanic, and approximately 72 percent are the first in their families to attend college. A&M-San Antonio is a military-embracing institution; the University was recently awarded the 2023 Gold Veteran Education Excellence Recognition Award (VEERA) from the Texas Veterans Commission. Visit for more information. #onamission