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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

Get to Know Our Work

Get to Know Our Team

The Reach of Bear Country

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 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

Mother Daughter Legacy - More than your Average Bears

Following in her mother’s footsteps, first-year Maddie Cabot is taking on the entertaining role of Klawz, UNC’s mascot. Years earlier her mom, Dana Hoffman, did the same when she was a freshman at UNC.

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Celebrating 50 Years of Title IX

Before Title IX was enacted by Congress in June 1972, female student-athletes and coaches at UNC had already begun blazing a trail for those who were to follow them. UNC Athletics caps off a year of recognizing the trailblazing legacy of its alumni during the 15th Annual Women’s Walk April 15.

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Faculty Award Affirms Great Teaching

Professor of Education, and co-director of the UNC Future Teachers Conference Suzette Youngs, Ph.D., awarded the Sears Helgoth Distinguished Teaching Award, thanks to the generosity of UNC donors Kathleen Sears ’76 and Jim Helgoth.

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