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University Advancement

Building on the reputation of more than 130 years of academic excellence and community impact, University Advancement elevates the brand of UNC, engages external constituents, and develops the philanthropic strategies that support UNC priorities. 

Reporting to Vice President Allie Steg Haskett ’03, UNC’s advancement staff manage all facets of UNC’s external operation to include advancement operations, alumni and community relations, development, and marketing and communications.

The division works with UNC leadership as well as faculty and staff to effectively promote and market the university, strengthen and celebrate alumni career outcomes, and engage constituents and community partners in philanthropy, volunteerism, advocacy. The division is also responsible for the management of UNC's alumni constituent records which inform strategic relationship management and program assessment and accreditation. Additionally, the UNC Foundation, a separate legal entity, works closely with all of University Advancement and is integrated both physically and strategically in all facets of the advancement enterprise.

University Advancement offices are located on the first floor of Carter Hall. Reach us at 970-351-2551 or advancement@unco.edu.

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$25 Million Gift, Largest in UNC History, Accelerates Plans for College of Osteopathic Medicine

UNC's vision to meet the critical and growing demand for doctors across the state just received a major endorsement. The Weld Trust has committed $25 million, earmarked for the university's proposed College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Galvanize a Stronger Bear Network


With more than 140,000 alumni, plus faculty, staff and friends, UNC has a tremendous ability to galvanize the relationships and resources necessary to support student success.

The strong community connections you find across UNC provides authentic learning experiences and reciprocal partnerships and collaborations. UNC sets the standard for how engaged universities enrich the lives of our students on campus, throughout Colorado and beyond.


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Proposed College of Osteopathic Medicine Projected to Bring $1.4 Billion to Colorado’s Economy 

UNC’s College of Osteopathic Medicine is uniquely positioned to address Colorado’s growing physician shortage by adding an additional 150 doctors each year. It will boost Colorado’s economy by $1.4 billion over the next 20 years, with nearly half a billion of that impact ($500.2 million) remaining in Weld County, according to an economic impact study.

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Former Student Body President Finds New Way to Support Her Peers

As a student, Teresa Castro, ’21, represented students through her work with student government and organizations. Now, she has returned to UNC to represent both students and alumni as assistant director of Alumni Relations. By pairing alumni with volunteer opportunities that suit their commitment and time levels, Castro helps to promote the students first environment on campus while continuing to foster alumni connection with the university.  

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Greeley Local and UNC Alumnus Pays It Forward Through Marketing Scholarship

Having paid for his UNC education himself, Rick Pieper, ’93, understands the burden that paying tuition can place on a student. This understanding, paired with the success he has found in his career and wanting to give back, led him to create a scholarship for a student starting from a similar place.  

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