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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 services, alumni and constituent relations, development, and marketing and communications. The division works with university leadership and faculty to effectively promote and market the university and engage donors and alumni in philanthropy, volunteerism, advocacy, and the responsible management of gifts and constituent records. Additionally, the division works closely with the UNC Foundation, a nonprofit that exists to support and steward donations to the university.

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

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University Advancement is helping Enrollment Management engage newly admitted students through the Bear-to-Bear initiaitve. Learn more and sign up to volunteer.

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The Reach of Bear Country

With more than 138,00 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 Bear Country provide 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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A Community Engaged in Student Success

UNC Donors Have a Long History of Helping to Advance Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

August 27, 2021 — Since the beginning of fiscal year 2021, several generous UNC donors have collectively gifted more than $925,000 in support of newly established scholarships that support diversity, equity and inclusion here at UNC. Read More

Alumni-led Production of Rent Gives Current Students A Taste of Broadway

October 21, 2021 — In the early 2000s, two eager Theatre Arts majors had their eyes set on New York’s biggest stage. Taking dance course after dance course and performing in multiple student productions, Jason Veasey and Aléna Watters achieved that dream, using the skills they perfected on campus and eventually showcasing them on Broadway. Read More

UNC Celebrates First-Generation Students

November 8, 2021 — The University of Northern Colorado is proud to join the fifth annual First-Generation College Celebration on Nov. 8. The event, launched in 2017 by the Council for Opportunity in Education (COE) and the Center for First-generation Student Success, is designed to celebrate the outstanding accomplishments of first-generation students, faculty, staff and alumni. Read More


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