About Us

Mission Statement


The mission of the Alumni Relations office is to keep our alumni connected to each other and back to campus in meaningful ways.  As part of the University’s Advancement Division, we are committed to highlighting the impact Mastodon’s have had on this city, region, state and beyond. 

What is University Advancement?

The University’s Advancement division is a liaison between the University and its many public audiences, partners, and stakeholders.  Its mission is to promote, advocate, communicate and connect the University through stakeholder engagement and support.

The division includes Advancement Services, Alumni Relations, and Development. This team provides strategic leadership and planning for the University.  Responsibilities include managing and expanding the University’s contributions as well as developing new sources of income from alumni, corporations, foundations, and events to meet the University’s private funding goals.