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Eloise Dunn Brice

Vice Chancellor for University Advancement, UH System
Vice President for University Advancement, UH


Eloise Dunn Brice joined the University of Houston System in 2012 as vice chancellor for advancement for the University of Houston System and vice president for advancement for the University of Houston. Brice is responsible for overseeing UHAA, fundraising, and volunteer engagement. Additionally, she serves as a member of the President’s Cabinet. She leads a system wide organization of over 175 employees, with private support of $202 million in 2019.

Brice coordinates all fundraising for the University of Houston System and all its campuses. Under her leadership, UH System launched a $1 billion fundraising campaign, the University’s first comprehensive campaign in a quarter century. The “Here, We Go” Campaign raised $1,235,427,334, surpassing its $1 billion goal 18 months ahead of schedule. This successful campaign concluded on August 31, 2020.

Since her appointment, Brice has created UH’s first institution-wide volunteer advisory committee for the President, the Board of Visitors, and a high profile volunteer Campaign Executive Committee, consisting of some of Houston’s most prominent leaders, to advise on campaign strategy. She currently serves in an ex officio role on the Boards of the University’s affiliated Foundations including UH Foundation and UHAA.

Prior to her appointment at the university, Brice served as Executive Director of the University of Oregon Foundation and Associate Vice Chancellor at Vanderbilt University, among other impressive roles in higher education and consulting.

She is the author of the book  I’ll Do Anything, Just Don’t Make Me Fundraise: A Guide for Reluctant Fundraising Volunteers, and a former business columnist for the daily Nashville newspaper  The Tennessean.