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About University Advancement

Supporting and advancing EOU’s mission

The University Advancement Office at Eastern Oregon University was established to position, support and advance EOU’s mission. The office is responsible for: alumni affairs, government relations, fundraising and development, news and communications, marketing and publications, community relations, special events, and serves as the primary liaison office for the EOU Foundation and EOU Alumni Association.

University Advancement works with a wide variety of campus partners, including students, faculty, staff, donors, alumni, legislators and community members. The result of a merger between Communications & Marketing, Government Relations, and Alumni & Development departments, this university division employs four administrative faculty positions, five classified staff positions and student employees.

All campus units are affected by the results and accomplishments of University Advancement – from grants for faculty projects, to scholarship funds for students, to capital construction and statewide visibility. Directly tied to the mission and strategic goals of EOU, the achievements of this department and its programs are critical to the success of the institution.

By providing leadership, information and education, the office will provide proof of the university’s success and continue to advance its efforts at local, regional and national levels to both internal and external constituencies, including alumni, faculty and staff, prospective and current students, community members, parents and friends.

Please contact us for assistance in any of the following areas

  • Fundraising and development
  • Government relations
  • News and communications
  • Marketing and publications
  • Crisis communications
  • Community relations
  • Event publicity

Our office is the primary contact for inquiries and information requests regarding EOU. In addition to providing press releases and media advisories, we also provide photography and digital images, interview scheduling and contact information for faculty experts.

Here are more ways we help get the word out

  • Feature stories
  • Print and radio ads
  • E-mail distribution to EOU employees, retirees and alumni
  • The Mountaineer Magazine

EOU Foundation & Alumni Association

University Advancement is the liaison office for the EOU Foundation and Alumni Association. Whether planning for Homecoming, cultivating donors, or brainstorming for a new marketing plan, we collaborate on projects involving a wide range of university and community partners.