University Advancement

The Division of University Advancement serves the University of Houston by building and strengthening relationships with diverse constituencies that encourage investment in and support of the university, its programs and initiatives.

University Advancement includes College & University Development Staff, and Advancement Operations & Services. With a professional and support staff of more than 120 team members, UA is responsible for fundraising, internal and external communications, and marketing. In addition, the Division of University Advancement offers support and consulting services to UH-Clear Lake, UH-Downtown, and UH-Victoria in the area of fundraising.

University Advancement also has an Intranet providing job-request services and other resources for development activities.  Visit the UA Intranet site to request resources and services.

Office of University Advancement 
University of Houston
221 E. Cullen Bldg.
Houston, Texas 77204-2013
Contact Information
Phone: (713) 743-4708
Toll free:  (877) 755-0559
Fax: (713) 743-0946

Advancement Senior Leadership

Eloise Dunn Stuhr
Vice Chancellor/Vice President for University Advancement
(713) 743-8872

Benjamin Spofford
Assistant to the VC/VP of Advancement
(713) 743-5570

Steve Mueller
Executive Director for Advancement Operations & Information Systems
(713) 743-8190

Mike Pede
Associate Vice President for Alumni Relations
University of Houston Alumni Association 
(713) 743-9551

Rebecca M. Gentry
Executive Director for Campaign Strategic Initiatives
(713) 743-3573

Elizabeth Ladd
Executive Director for Gift Management
(713) 743-6140

Patrick O'Hara
Associate Vice President for University Development
(713) 743-1726

Wayne Smith
Associate Vice President for Principal Gifts
(713) 743-8197

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Senior Leadership Team
College & University Development Staff
Advancement Operations & Services