The Division for University Advancement works to build relationships that further the university's mission of excellence in teaching, research and public service. In doing so, the division facilitates the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of all constituencies and seeks to positively promote the university.

The division's fundraising efforts are enhanced by effective partnerships with the campus community as well as external audiences including alumni, parents, corporations, foundations and friends. Leadership boards managed by the division also strengthen relationships and encourage interaction with board members, donors and prospects.