Office of Advancement
The Office of University Advancement houses a number of small departments that work collaboratively to ensure a strong connection between the university, community, faculty, students and alumni.
A major component of Advancement is communications.
The communications department is responsible for telling the university's story. We accomplish this through engagement with media partners, producing monthly and quarterly newsletters, connecting with the community through social media, and helping promote programs and events offered through each of the Colleges.
Our goal is to highlight Touro's mission through examples from our students, faculty and alumni. We help keep Touro connected to the surrounding region, Mare Island's history, and the endless compassion of the Touro campus family.
Our students are important to us, even after they graduate. Our Alumni Relations department works to ensure our graduates stay connected and involved with Touro throughout their lifetimes.
We produce a quarterly newsletter to share the successes of our alumni in their professional endeavors, and we coordinate with the communications department to help produce The Current, our alumni podcast, which highlights the amazing contributions our alumni make to our world on a daily basis.
Alumni Relations also works to establish and maintain our Alumni Association, our Alumni Ambassador program, and mentorships between graduates and current students, as well as promoting ways for alumni to donate financially to Touro.
Our Fund Development team works tirelessly to find sources of philanthropic giving that matches Touro's mission. These generous donations from our many partners help ease the financial burden of higher education through a variety of scholarship funds, most notably our Diversity Scholarship.
Diversity Scholarships are awarded to numerous students each year as a means to open avenues of success for students where they might not have existed before.
Representation for students from a variety of backgrounds is our way of ensuring everyone gets invited to the party.
Did someone say party?
Advancement loves to help people have a good time – and for a good cause, too. We coordinate with the Office of Student Affairs on major events like Orientation and Commencement, but we also work to help produce events like our annual Lamplighter Gala, an event that recognizes the efforts of alumni, faculty, and community partners who help light the way forward for all of us.
Our Mosaic celebration recognizes student achievement and is the event where we honor our amazing Diversity Scholarship recipients.
Andrea Garcia, Associate Vice President
Diyosa Carter, Director of Communications
Bill Hicks, Publications & Projects Coordinator
Joe Vallor, Advancement Services Coordinator
Kristin Middaugh, Alumni Relations Officer
George Gantzler, Website Manager
Teodora "Guy" Remo-Aguigui, Executive Assistant