University of Washington Advancement

Our integrated model of support brings together development, alumni and stakeholder engagement, and marketing and communications. In partnership with the UW Foundation and the UW Alumni Association, University Advancement creates meaningful connections with our stakeholders.

Mary Gresch portrait

Mary Gresch

Interim Senior Vice President for University Advancement &
Vice President for Communications and University Marketing Officer

Melissa Kreptul

Dan Peterson portrait

Dan Peterson

Vice President for Development &
President, UW Foundation

Emelina R. Berkshire

Paul Rucker portrait

Paul Rucker

Vice President for Alumni and Stakeholder Engagement &
Executive Director of the UW Alumni Association

Virginia Lerer

Julie Brown portrait

Julie L. Brown

Associate Vice President, Operating & Budget Officer

Colin Bell

Nicole Dierks

Nicole Dierks

Interim Associate Vice President for Brand Marketing Strategy

Jessica Singh

Lee Heck portrait

Lee Heck

Senior Associate Vice President for Development Programs

Melanie Coleman

Jack Martin

Jack Martin

Interim Associate Vice President for Communications

Anastasia Mendoza

Don Theophilus portrait

Don Theophilus

Chief Advancement Officer, UW Medicine, and UW Vice President for Medical Affairs

Debby Hanssen

Lisa Thomas portrait

Lisa Thomas

Associate Vice President for Campaigns and Emerging Initiatives

Colin Bell