Aquinas Hall (1936) became the first formal University building "to be used for lectures and recitations in Liberal Arts" including the University library and administrative and registrar's offices.

University Advancement develops, strengthens and maintains relationships between the University and its graduates, and mutually beneficial partnerships with current and potential benefactors. These responsibilities include developing supportive relationships with individuals, businesses, and foundations.

The unit provides leadership in fundraising to support the growth and enhancement of the University. Such fundraising includes responsibility for annual operating, capital and endowment campaigns, and for special projects.

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University Advancement Mission Statement

The mission of the Office of University Advancement is to secure resources to fulfill the defined needs of the University by engaging constituencies through fundraising, effective communications, relationship building, and stewardship.