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Jim Donovan Welcome, one and all, to "Ask Jim," one of the newest features on, allowing fans, supporters, and friends of the Cal State Fullerton athletics program the opportunity to submit questions to Athletic Director Jim Donovan and enhance the communcation between our fans and the department as well as have the ability to keep in touch with what's going on inside Titan athletics.

Each month, we will select a few of the submitted questions for Mr. Donovan to answer and will post his responses around the middle of the month.

With over 20 years experience in athletics administration to his credit, Jim Donovan was appointed the 11th Director of Athletics at Cal State Fullerton on Dec. 21, 2012. Donovan, an Anaheim native who attended both Servite High School and Santa Ana College, joined the university after spending 17 years in the athletics department at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, including serving as the director of athletics from 2008-12, overseeing the university’s 21-sport operation with a budget of more than $30 million. He spearheaded a fund-raising effort that secured more than $40 million in public and private capital improvement projects and increased planned giving and major gifts from $5 million to an estimated $14 million.

During his tenure, the athletic programs saw a collective improvement in both Academic Progress Rate (APR) and overall grade point average (GPA) while managing a department that included more than 120 full-time staff, 200-plus part-time staff, and 450-plus student-athletes. On the field, the Rainbow Warriors competed at a high level, making 20 postseason appearances, including two football bowl appearances, an NCAA semifinal appearance for women’s volleyball, softball’s inaugural appearance in the Women’s College World Series, and postseason tournament appearances for men’s basketball, sand volleyball, baseball, and men’s and women’s tennis. A 1983 graduate of Hawaii with a bachelor’s degree in geography, he also earned an executive master’s degree in business administration in 1996.

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