Simone Clasen Associate Vice President of Philanthropic Operations

Office: Administration 202 Ad

Phone: (970) 491-0997


Simone Clasen is the Associate Vice President for Philanthropic Operations at Colorado State University. In this role, she serves as one of the Vice President’s principal advisors for advancement and administrative matters, overseeing prospect management for university leadership, managing campaign operations, and providing a strategic vision for sustainable long-term growth in philanthropic contributions.  Prior to her role as AVP, Simone worked in the College of Natural Sciences at CSU for 17 years as a development officer, ultimately leading the team as their Executive Director of Development.  Simone was born and raised in Berlin, Germany and moved to the US in 1982.  She has a bachelor’s degree in liberal arts with an emphasis in foreign languages from California State University.