Office of Advancement
The Office of Advancement works with college and campus partners to engage alumni and friends in supporting the dean's strategic priorities and the College's mission of creating, integrating, transmitting and applying knowledge.
Advancement is a new term for many on campus. Find out more about what advancement means in higher education: CASE Definition of Advancement.
Contact the Office of Advancement:
Susan Zaeske, Associate Dean for Advancement; Arts and Humanities
Phone: (608) 263-7221
Office: 301 South Hall
Megan Costello, Director of Communications
Phone: (608) 890-0740
Office: 402 South Hall
Mary Ellen Gabriel Communications Specialist
Phone: (608) 890-0931
Office: 403 South Hall
Sarah Morton, Advancement Associate
Phone: (608) 890-1153
Office: 404 South Hall
Tom Ziemer, Communications Specialist
Phone: (608) 890-1220
Office: 401 South Hall
The Office of Advancement has three distinct units:
The Communications arm of the Office of Advancement is directed by Megan Costello. Communications seeks to keep alumni and friends aware of news and information from the College of Letters & Science through the News & Notes blog and newsletter, social media, and campus level publications.
The Advancement Team keeps College of Letters & Science alumni connected to their alma mater. We work with campus and college partners to host events that bring alumni to campus and campus to alumni across the nation.
The Advancement Team works closely with the University of Wisconsin Foundation to develop and steward donors to the College. Our efforts help maintain the standard of excellence represented by the College of Letters & Science and the University of Wisconsin-Madison.