Institutional Advancement

The mission of the Office of Institutional Advancement is to promote the overall growth of The University and enhance the institution's standing in the broader community. To accomplish this, Institutional Advancement maintains divisions devoted to development, alumni relations, private/public grants, foundation/corporate relations, and communications.

Institutional Advancement has led in efforts to secure funding from foundations, government sources, and private donors. During the 2015 fiscal year, the office raised over $715,000 for The University's operations, programs, projects, and student scholarships.

The Alumni Relations program promotes alumni giving, programming, volunteering and engagement with current students and alumni.

Foundation

Rich McCarty
Assistant Vice President for Institutional Initiatives in the Office of the President Hannah Granfield
Director of Foundation Relations Karen Gilbert
Assistant Director of Foundation Relations Joanna DiStefano
Alumni Relations Coordinator

Grants

Sandra Ward
Director of Grants Maria Gomes
Senior Grants Officer Michelle Strawder
Senior Grants Officer Amy Rodriguez
Program Assistant