Civil Service Commissioner
Erica A. Stewart, joined Cal Poly in 2016 as the Director of Parent and Student Philanthropy. Stewart partners with colleagues throughout Cal Poly to establish strategies that engage parents and generate philanthropic support for university-wide priorities. She also is working on coordinating student philanthropy leadership opportunities, raising student awareness and spirit around giving, and ultimately, building a wider base of Cal Poly supporters.
Stewart brings fifteen (15) years of human resources, leadership, marketing and fundraising experience to the Civil Service Commission. She has earned her certification as a Professional in Human Resources (PHR) and a Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Certified Professional (SHRM-CP).
Currently, Stewart serves on the Board of Directors for the Cal Poly Alumni Association, as the President-Elect, the Goodwill Central Coast Board, and the SLO Chamber of Commerce Legislative Action Committee. She is also the Past-President of the Human Resources Association of the Central Coast (HRCC). In the past, she served on the board of the SLO Downtown Association and is a graduate of Leadership SLO Class XV and Class XIX Chairperson.
She has called the Central Coast home for more than 20 years. In 2004, Stewart earned her Master’s in Public Administration from the University of San Francisco while running her own wholesale bakery. When she is not spending time with her family or volunteering in the community, Erica enjoys spending time cooking.