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    Institutional Advancement

    Institutional Advancement focuses our efforts on strengthening the reputation of the university among all key audiences and securing financial resources in support of current and future generations of Hamline students.

    Offices and Staff

    IA Staff members work to tell the Hamline story and to clarify, elevate, and share the Hamline brand. They secure new partnerships with internal and external constituents, strengthen relationships with alumni, grow the endowment, and expand the university's base of philanthropic resources. 

    Vice President's Office Staff 

    Carrie Albers ThumbCarrie Albers
    Interim Vice President, Institutional Advancement
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    Casey Benford ThumbCasey Benford
    Department Coordinator, Institutional Advancement
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    Advancement Operations

    Coming soon.

    Alumni Relations

    The Alumni Relations Office supports the personal and professional development of our alums through a strong alumni network, plans and executes alumni events and programs for a wide variety of audiences, communicates regularly with our alumni, and helps mobilize alumni for the advancement of Hamline University and the community. The Alumni Office is responsible for the leadership and administration of several alumni boards and committees, actively seeks alumni volunteers on regular and ad-hoc bases, and strategically partners with offices across campus to engage alumni in the life of the University.

    Betsy Radtke ThumbBetsy Radtke
    Associate Vice President, Alumni Relations
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    The Office of Conference and Event Management (CEM), under Alumni Relations, provides a one-stop resource for event planning, coordination, and advising.


    Hamline’s Development Office raises philanthropic support for the University’s strategic priorities. Our team consists of professionals who oversee annual giving programs, grants, and major and planned giving. We welcome the opportunity to engage with donors to better connect them with the University and help them achieve their philanthropic goals.

    Marketing and Creative Services

    The staff of Marketing and Creative Services leads the branding, marketing, and advertising efforts of the university. We work closely with the Office of Undergraduate Admission, Office of Graduate Admission, administration, staff, and faculty to market the university and its programs. This team also leads efforts in digital marketing, publications, creative services, marketing analysis, and project management.

    Lynn Farmer Thumb 2Lynn Farmer
    Assistant Vice President, Marketing and Creative Services
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    University Relations

    The University Relations team leads, develops, and implements strategies and tactics to raise the visibility and reputation of Hamline University and to support the university’s recruitment, retention, and awareness efforts. University Relations staff lead the University’s efforts in public relations, traditional and social media relations, multi-media content, internal and external communications, government and community relations, and crisis communications and sensitive issue management. The team also manages sponsorships for the organization and is the lead for special initiatives and relationships with key external community partners, such as the local chambers, the Hamline Midway Coalition, the neighborhood advisory council, the Saint Paul Saints, and the Minnesota Expo 2023 World’s Fair Bid Committee.