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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 constituent 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 and engage donors and alumni in philanthropy, volunteerism, advocacy, and the responsible management of gifts and constituent records. 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.

Strategic Planning Initiatives

In support of the university strategic plan, University Advancement is conducting a university brand audit and campaign feasibility review during the summer of 2022.

Learn more about the strategic plan

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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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We are Bear Country

UNC Monthly News

Energized for a New Academic Year

August 9, 2022 - President Feinstein looks ahead to the start of another school year and the excitment and energy of welcoming student and facutly back to campus for the fall semester. 

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Back to the Future at UNC

August 9, 2022 - As new students arrive on campus next week, some will be traveling a path familiar to a parent or family member. Striesand Sampaga ’02, ’04 shares her thoughts on returning to campus to help her daughter get settled at UNC 24 years after her own arrival in Greeley as a freshman from Hawai‘i.

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UNC Posts Record Fundraising Year

August 9, 2022 - Thanks to the ongoing generous support and engagement of alumni, friends, faculty and staff, the University of Northern Colorado has posted a record fundraising year for fiscal year 2022 (FY22), surpassing the $20 million mark for the first time in UNC’s history.

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