Regional Development and Campus Initiatives

Advancing the University of Arizona as a world-class institution requires substantial resources and a public-private partnership of financial support.

The UA has nearly 250,000 graduates in the United States and around the world. To personally contact more alumni, increase alumni giving, and conduct fundraising campaigns for special programs and projects, the UA Foundation has established a Regional Development and Campus Initiatives group.

Regional development officers travel around the country to meet with UA alumni and update them about the University's progress, challenges and strategic plans. Team members share opportunities for supporting the University's students, faculty, colleges, schools and departments. They encourage individuals to make contributions to University programs and projects that relate to their personal interests.

The Regional Development and Campus Initiatives group also includes development directors who are assigned to the following units:

  • Alumni Association: UA alumni are Wildcats for Life. The University of Arizona Alumni Association (UAAA) provides communications, services, and opportunities for socializing and networking to nearly 250,000 alumni. The UAAA is financed through membership dues and tax-deductible charitable gifts designated by donors to support UAAA programs and initiatives. The UAAA and the UA Foundation are strong partners committed to the continued advancement and success of the University of Arizona.
  • Arizona Public Media: Quality public television and radio programming for the people of Southern Arizona.
  • Arizona State Museum: The oldest and largest anthropology museum in the southwestern United States, its expansive collections are among the best resources in the world for the research and study of Native peoples of the American Southwest and northern Mexico.
  • Institute of LGBT Studies: Educates the UA community and the citizens of Arizona about the histories, politics, and cultures of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people.
  • Museum of Art: Special exhibitions and a growing permanent collection of art ranging from 15th century to contemporary.
  • Student Affairs: University-wide merit and need-based scholarships, recreational and residential facilities, the student wellness initiative, student leadership development, student organizations and activities, student unions, career services, parent and family programs, and more.
  • UApresents: This performing arts series brings some of the world's finest music and dance artists to southern Arizona. Most performances are held in the historic Centennial Hall on campus.

Contact Us

Lance Cavanaugh

J. Lance Cavanaugh

Vice President
Regional Development and Campus Initiatives
(520) 621-9065
fax: (520) 621-3070
cavanaugh@al.arizona.edu

Beverly Lein

Beverly Lein

Development Coordinator
(520) 621-9065
fax: (520) 621-3070
lein@al.arizona.edu