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University Advancement

(Alumni Relations and Development)

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

University Advancement includes alumni relations and fund development for the university’s fourteen colleges, athletics, student affairs and Houston Public Media, including corporate and foundations relations, annual giving and planned giving offices. The division’s services incorporate gift management and reporting, volunteer relations, strategic donor and alumni communications, events, donor relations, and business services and operations. The division has a professional and support staff of more than 145 team members.

Address
Office of University Advancement
University of Houston
221 E. Cullen Building
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 
edstuhr@central.uh.edu
(713) 743-8872

Benjamin Spofford
Assistant to the VC/VP of Advancement 
bjspoffo@central.uh.edu
(713) 743-5570

Steve Mueller
Executive Director for Advancement Operations & Information Systems
scmuelle@central.uh.edu
(713) 743-8190

Mike Pede
Associate Vice President for Alumni Relations
University of Houston Alumni Association 
mlpede@central.uh.edu 
(713) 743-9551

Rebecca M. Gentry
Executive Director for Campaign Strategic Initiatives
rmgentry@central.uh.edu
(713) 743-3573

Elizabeth Ladd
Executive Director for Gift Management
eschae2@central.uh.edu
(713) 743-6140

Patrick O'Hara
Associate Vice President for University Development
paohara@uh.edu
(713) 743-1726

Wayne Smith
Associate Vice President for Principal Gifts
wlsmith3@central.uh.edu
(713) 743-8197

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