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CAS Advancement

The Advancement team's mission is to engage stakeholders in meaningful interactions that foster pride, advocacy and private support for the College of Arts & Sciences (CAS). Private support is vital to sustaining and creating programs, students, faculty hiring and research within the College. 


Corporate Foundation Relations


  • Marketing Communications
  • Events

Advancement Services & Donor Stewardship

 Primary Contacts

  • Tracy Ostrem, Associate Dean of Advancement 
  • Kara Hefley, Assistant Dean of Advancement for Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Jill Doran, Director of Advancement Services
  • Felicia Gonzalez, Director of Corporate Foundation Relations
  • Ric Thomas, Sr. Director of Advancement for Natural Sciences