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Division of Advancement and Alumni

(Development, Alumni Relations and Volunteer Relations)

The Division of Advancement and Alumni 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, research and initiatives.

The Division of Advancement and Alumni includes fund development, alumni relations, volunteer relations, and donor and alumni information and services for the university’s fifteen colleges, athletics, M.D. Anderson Library, 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, 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.

Office of Division of Advancement & Alumni
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 Brice
Vice Chancellor/Vice President for Division of Advancement & Alumni
(713) 743-8872

Benjamin Spofford
Chief of Staff to the Vice Chancellor/Vice President for Division of Advancement & Alumni
(713) 743-5570

Kristin Burch
Sr. Assistant VP Constituent Engagemenet
(713) 743-4510

Ruth Cutting
Assistant Vice President for Advancement Ops.

Russell Dunlavy
Sr. Associate Vice President for Development
(713) 743-4209

Rebecca M. Gentry
Associate Vice President, Strategic Initiatives
(713) 743-3573

Steve Mueller
Assistant Vice President for Advancment Business Operations Services

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