Vice President for University Advancement, UH
Eloise Dunn Stuhr, the University’s chief external affairs officer, was appointed in 2012, and leads a strong team of 150 alumni relations and development professionals. The Division of Advancement’s goal is to connect University of Houston’s alumni, friends, faculty, staff, students, and corporations and foundations through programs designed to build long-term relationships and support for the University.
Since her appointment, the University of Houston System (UHS) raised a record-setting $590 million in giving. She has integrated the independent alumni association (UHAA) into the University of Houston to maximize resources and efficiencies to devote to alumni relations. Additionally, she developed volunteer leadership boards to lead the system-wide capital campaign and a Board of Visitors to lead community involvement. She serves ex officio in all UHS support organizations, including the UH Foundation and UHAA.
Prior to her arrival at the University of Houston, she was associate vice chancellor for development at Vanderbilt University, her alma mater. She was assistant dean in the School of Law at University of Oregon, where she also served as assistant vice president and executive director of the University of Oregon Foundation. She acted as vice president and managing director at Grenzebach Glier and Associates, where she was campaign consultant to The Ohio State University with its $2.5 billion capital campaign. She has served in various capacities in the field of development at Penn State University, where she was the executive director of leadership gifts, the University of Virginia, Whitman College and other major universities.
She has served as President of her local YWCA, and as a member of numerous non-profit boards of directors.