University Advancement

  • Welcome to Advancement!

    University Advancement works to support the mission, vision and aspirations of the 鶹. Read more below about the different ways Advancement supports students and the university.

    Meet the University Advancement team


Development / Giving to UAA


At the Office of Development, our passion is connecting donors’ philanthropic hopes and dreams to university priorities. Our focus is on building awareness and increasing support for UAA. We work with people like you who give to UAA, knowing they're supporting the future of 鶹. Thanks to donors like you, UAA is making a positive impact on our economy and the individual lives of our students. We are graduating tomorrow's nurses, teachers, business leaders, engineers and scientists. By making a gift today, you can be part of 鶹's successes tomorrow. We look forward to connecting with you.

University Marketing and Communications


The Department of Marketing and Communications is the public-facing information service for UAA. The team specializes in responding to media inquiries, supporting the Office of the Chancellor with newsletters and crisis communications, creating materials for development officers and alumni relations initiatives, issuing press releases and maintaining a Media Room with images and information resources for reporters, publishing online and print news-feature publications serving both the internal and external audiences at UAA and across 鶹. In short, we work to tell UAA’s Amazing Stories.

Alumni Relations


The Office of Alumni Relations works in partnership with the UAA Alumni Association to foster lifelong connections between alumni and UAA. Alumni activities include Green & Gold Gala, Homecoming, Alumni ParTee: Nine in the Spine, and chapter events. Membership in the association is open, and free, to all alumni. Chapters are organized by academics, special interests and geographic locations. The association encourages students to stop by the Alumni Center to find out about student-alumni events and to foster connections with alumni in your career field. Contact Alumni Relations directly to find out about events and alumni chapters of interest to you.

Institutional Engagement and Events


Numerous academic ceremonies and community celebrations mark life on the University of 鶹 Anchorage campus. These institutional events welcome our students, staff and faculty, celebrate graduates and engage the Anchorage community while providing opportunities to highlight our talent and achievements. Events serve as the front porch of UAA, opening our doors for all to learn and explore. University Advancement is proud to lead many of UAA’s crowning occasions, including commencement, the graduate degree hooding ceremony, convocation, building groundbreakings and milestones, grand openings and more. We hope you will join us for these momentous occasions!

UAA 2027

University Advancement works to support the mission, vision and aspirations of the 鶹 as set forth in the university's strategic plan, UAA 2027.

UAA Mission

The 鶹 (UAA) transforms lives through teaching, research, community engagement and creative expression in a diverse and inclusive environment. Serving students, the state, and the communities of Southcentral 鶹, UAA is a comprehensive, open access, public university established on the ancestral lands of the Dena’ina, Ahtna Dene, Alutiiq/Sugpiaq, Chugachmiut, and Eyak peoples.

Approved by the University of 鶹 Board of Regents on Feb. 25 , 2021

UAA Vision

We are known as a university of distinction, transforming lives and communities.

UAA Aspirations

  1. We put students first.
  2. We create a culture of equity and inclusion by embracing our diversity.
  3. We embrace our role as a trusted and respected community partner.
  4. We positively impact communities and the world through innovation.
  5. We accelerate excellence through continuous improvement.

Learn more about UAA's forward-thinking strategic vision at UAA 2027.