Syracuse University

The Division of Advancement and External Affairs

The Division of Advancement and External Affairs (AEA) encompasses the offices of Development, Public Affairs, Engagement Initiatives, Marketing and Communications, Alumni Relations, Program Development, and Special Events, as well as AEA operations in New York City, Los Angeles, and Washington, D.C.

AEA is responsible for fostering productive, long-term relationships with alumni, donors, and other external constituencies in support of Syracuse University’s educational mission and vision. The division has a staff of more than 150.

AEA departments provide services to the offices of Development and Alumni Relations, staff and senior administrators in Advancement and External Affairs, all schools and colleges within Syracuse University, and many other academic and administrative departments and units across campus. Services include: collection, analysis, dissemination, and management of alumni and development information; documentation of donor intentions and restrictions; and stewardship of the University’s donors. AEA staff and departments are critical to advancing the University’s fundraising efforts and The Campaign for Syracuse University—the most ambitious fundraising effort in SU’s history with a goal of $1 billion. By supporting faculty excellence, student access, interdisciplinary programs, capital projects and other institutional priorities, the campaign is continuing to drive Scholarship in Action, the University’s vision to provide students, faculty and communities with the insights needed to incite positive and lasting change in the world.

Meet AEA Giving Staff

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Alumni Relations

Special Events