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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.

Strategic Planning Initiatives

In support of the university strategic plan, University Advancement is conducted a university brand audit and campaign feasibility review and planning process. Additionally, staff support numerous campus-wide strategic planning efforts involving recruitment, HSI, and career readiness, among others.

Learn more about the strategic plan

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.


UNC Monthly

Faculty and Staff Support Students in More Ways than One

Faculty and staff are an integral part of a UNC student’s day to day experience, but they also make up the donors who impact their experience from behind the scenes. Through seemingly countless possible funds and scholarships, learn about the ways our faculty, staff and donors come together to support their fellow Bears.

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Alumna Shares Insight from Her 20 Years Working in Wealth Management

UNC’s fall semester alumni career panels feature strong industry expertise and experience, including from Wells Fargo Trust Team Manager Nubia Martinez-Caro ’04. Drawing on two decades of professional experience and a relatable personal story, Martinez-Caro looks forward to participating in her sixth UNC alumni career conversation event in an effort to support the career exploration and readiness of current UNC students

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UNC’s Latinx Heritage Tailgate and Football Game is A Great Way to Celebrate our Community   

Connect with current Bears at this year’s Latinx Heritage Tailgate! Listen to Spanish-language music from alumna-owned Tigre Radio, enjoy Latinx-style food like tacos and churros, all while learning about the Hispanic and Latinx-identifying individuals who have made their mark on the UNC community. Alumni and friends are invited to enjoy this and other UNC events celebrated during Latinx Heritage Month.

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Visit the Newsroom and Alumni Blog to find more stories highlighting UNC success stories.


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