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Office of University Advancement

Welcome to the Office of University Advancement. Please review the different areas — Development and Alumni Relations, Communications and Advancement Services — to see how to stay informed, get involved or support the various university offerings that range from art school for young children to presentations and workshops for seniors, and everything in between. You’ll also find news about academic programs and fellow alumni in press releases and our online version of Egret magazine, as well as ways to honor loved ones through contributions to UHCL.

UA programs include the following:

Office of Development and Alumni Relations

The Office of Development and Alumni Relations focuses on building meaningful relationships with alumni and the community through an array of events and outreach initiatives. Alumni Relations programs include coordination of general alumni activities as well as oversight of the UHCL Alumni Association. The purpose of the UHCL Alumni Association is to contact, engage, serve, empower and acknowledge alumni through programming, services, events and outreach. All UHCL graduates and recipients of teacher’s certificates are automatically members of the UHCL Alumni Association – no dues necessary. Members of the UHCL Alumni Association have access to the entire family of alumni, plus a host of great benefits.

Office of Communications

The Office of Communications promotes university relations by communicating UHCL news, information and messages to key university constituents. Communications staff members provide a broad range of services in the areas of media relations, social media, publications, online publishing projects and institutional identity. In addition to producing and distributing an average of 30 news releases every month, the office produces UHCL's bi-annual magazine, Egret, and the university's Donor Honor Roll. It also coordinates general institutional advertising in an array of business, community and news organizations' communication vehicles. Additionally, the office works with its sister institutions on system-wide marketing communications initiatives.

The Office of Advancement Services

The Office of Advancement Services coordinates all back office functions for the Office of University Advancement to support efforts to build and maintain strong relationships with UHCL alumni and donors and to augment fundraising results while providing good customer service to internal employees and external constituents. This unit is responsible for alumni and donor records, gift processing, endowment and gift agreements, prospect research, proposal writing, graphic design and budgeting.

For more information, call 281-283-2021 or e-mail


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Rhonda Thompson

UHCL welcomes Rhonda Thompson as the new associate vice president for university advancement. Thompson brings more than 15 years of management, fundraising and organizational development experience within higher education, nonprofit and health organizations.


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Flow-Cal receives Community Partnership Award

UHCL honored Flow-Cal Inc with the 2015 Community Partnership Award for all they do in collaboration with and in support of the university.


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