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University Advancement

The University and Community Working Together as One

University Advancement works with alumni, friends and our community to broaden the resources available to Fresno State, thereby strengthening higher education in the Central Valley and elevating our region.


To inspire and increase philanthropy for Fresno State.


University Advancement works collaboratively across campus and within the division to offer meaningful ways for alumni, friends and partners to get involved with Fresno State. Providing engagement opportunities is a primary role of the division, which is believed to help deepen loyalty to Fresno State and its mission.

Additionally, the division captures and shares the many positive stories that emanate from every corner of campus — so many examples, that University Advancement is often challenged to communicate the various ways that Fresno State impacts our region and beyond.

Core Values

  • To be of service — University Advancement is a central source for helping to raise the profile of the University’s brand, communicate campus news, attract philanthropy, steward donor relationships and manage donor related data and information.
  • To be inclusive — University Advancement is dedicated to fostering an environment and brand image that is representative of the campus we serve and is respectful toward all. The division’s lens demonstrates the value of diversity, equity and respect.