Associate Director of Development and Alumni Engagement
Gena has been with the Bulldog Foundation since July of 2016 as an Associate Director of Development and Alumni Engagement. Gena is responsible for growing the Bulldog Scholarship Fund, facilitating Club Red (former student-athlete alumni), and is the liaison for the Diamond Club (Softball). Gena completed her Bachelors of Science degree in Criminology from Fresno State in 1988. She was a Bulldog Softball student-athlete from 1984-1988, where she was a 3-time All-American and was inducted into the Fresno Athletic Hall of Fame. Gena had previously worked for the Bulldog Foundation in 2005 as an Assistant Director of Development and most recently worked as the Executive Assistant to the Vice President for University Advancement on campus. Gena, originally from Hanford, CA, currently lives in Fresno with her husband, John Behrens, who is a former Fresno State quarterback (1971-1972). She has 3 stepchildren and 7 grandchildren. Gena enjoys playing golf and loves exercising to stay active. She has a passion for philanthropy and is proud to be apart of the Bulldog Family!