Division of Institutional Advancement
These are exciting times at Southern Connecticut State University! Our transforming campus, buoyant school spirit, and visionary goals under the new leadership of President Joe Bertolino, make it a great place to be. Institutional Advancement plays a key role in Southern’s growth, as we examine the university’s priorities and determine which alumni, friends, parents, corporations, and foundations may partner with us in bringing these objectives to fruition.
In recent times, institutions of higher education nationwide, including Southern, have been confronted with a steady decline in state and federal funding. As a result of this decline, philanthropy has become necessary to support some of the basic functions of the university, as well as advancing its special initiatives.
As our president defines a vision for Southern, and his leadership team works with him to develop institutional goals, Institutional Advancement supports this developing vision through philanthropic and promotional efforts. Such efforts are challenging at times, but are ultimately rewarding, and we can take satisfaction in looking back with our donors and marveling at what we have been able to accomplish.
These accomplishments are evident when we look at the new buildings on campus. They are evident when students succeed because of donor support that enabled them to attend the university. They are evident when outstanding professors commit to Southern, in part because philanthropic support is available to help encourage them to stay.
On this website, we hope you will find all the information you need to join us in our endeavors, and we look forward to continuing our relationship with you as we create the university’s future.