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Who We Are

The Office of University Advancement at Utah State University is dedicated to developing and maintaining strong and lasting relationships between its many constituencies and the university. We engage alumni, friends, parents, students, community members and corporate partners in the life of the university, and we share a collective responsibility and passion for cultivating a wide variety of partnerships and experiences across the university, our community and beyond. A number of professionally diverse units with specific charges come together to comprise University Advancement and support our shared mission.


The Office of University Advancement builds and nurtures relationships to promote Utah State University’s mission, foster communication and secure philanthropic support.

We are responsible for:

  • Building pride, loyalty and tradition among alumni, faculty, staff, students, families and community members
  • Developing lifelong relationships
  • Promoting advocacy
  • Securing private financial support

Our office includes: Advancement Services, Alumni Relations, Development and the Vice President’s office.

Advancement News

The Ashton Family

Alan and Karen Ashton, founders of Thanksgiving POintThe Ashton family donates generously to universities across Utah. The philanthropic family, headed by Alan and Karen Ashton, from Orem, Utah, has donated to theUniversity of Utah, Brigham Young University and Utah Valley University. The couple now adds Utah State University to its list.
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