Jonathan Obest joins new External Relations Team
Jonathan Obest joined the Libraries as the new Development Officer in July. Jonathan will work with supporters and friends to advance the Libraries’ mission as a 21st century research library.
“I look forward to meeting our wonderful friends and supporters and sharing the Libraries positive impact on our students, as well as our community,” said Obest.
Jonathan returns to UC Irvine from California Western School of Law, where he spent the past seven years serving as Associate Director of Development. He started his career in development at UC Irvine’s Telephone Outreach Program as a student caller, and is an alumnus of the School of Social Sciences.
“I am especially excited to return to my alma mater in support of the Libraries", said Obest. "As a graduate, I know the role the Libraries play as the place where learning, knowledge, and discovery begin.”
Jonathan joins the Libraries’ new External Relations team working alongside Julie Sully, Head of Marketing and Special Events, and Sheree Baugh, Marketing and Donor Relations Assistant, to enhance the Libraries’ role on campus and in the community.