CHRIS NAYVE, J.D.

Chris Nayve has been working in the field of community engagement and development since 1994. Chris managed USD’s Community Outreach Partnership Center (COPC) funded by the United States Department for Housing and Urban Development. As the Director of the Mulvaney Center, Chris’ goal is to deepen the breadth and depth of community engagement for faculty, students, staff, alumni, and community partners in order to address “critical social issues through the beneficially mutual exchange of knowledge and resources.”  Chris is recognized for his ability to forge campus/community partnerships in the areas of housing, poverty, economic development, education, social justice, fair trade, microfinance, and diversity and inclusion. He is a leader in the area of community engagement in higher education.  He secured a Social Innovation Generation grant from California Campus Compact with a goal to mobilize California colleges and universities to aid in the state’s economic recovery and renewal through community engagement, microfinance, and social investment. USD was one of six California campuses selected and Chris remains on the board for the San Diego Microfinance Alliance. For his work, Chris was Selected as one of 50 “America’s Leaders of Change” by the National Urban Fellows. Prior to USD Chris served in the United States Navy with the submarine force and with the United Nations in Bosnia during the Bosnian war. His degrees include a Bachelors of Arts in History, a Masters in Business Administration, and a Juris Doctorate.