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Welcome to the Office of Advancement at Concord University! 

As a member of the Concord University Office of Advancement, it is with great pride that I, along with my co-workers serve as ambassadors for our great university.  Our primary purpose is to create, renew and build relationships with the many constituents who represent and support Concord University.  It is through these connections that both the University and its constituencies are enriched.  Interacting with our campus community as well as our external family is what makes our office fun!   

We seek out and develop ways to engage individuals, groups, organizations, the business community and others by encouraging partnerships and fostering worthwhile channels between those who wish to contribute to Concord through gifts of time, talent and/or finances. Either through the receipt of a gift or through involvement, supporting the University provides a return on investment for our donors, creating deep and lasting ties to the University—as well as to the students we serve. 

Our goal is to communicate efficiently with the nearly 20,000 alums across our country and around the globe.  The Office of Advancement is responsible for the Concord University quarterly magazine, all interaction with media including press releases, online publications, social media and the general management of the university’s image. 

We strive to highlight the accomplishments of our students, faculty and staff as well as the successes of our alumni.  We truly believe the Mountain Lion family is the foundation to Concord’s more than 144 year history and the lifeline to everything our university has in store for its future.

The Campus Beautiful is a special place that has cultivated a tradition of quality education and service.  Our alumni are among the best in their fields, making a difference and representing Athens, West Virginia well.  Whether we are hosting an event, meeting a potential donor, presenting a project that needs funded, developing new scholarships for our students or writing about our university’s many achievements, it is both our responsibility and honor, as the Office of Advancement, to work hard every day to ensure our story is told.

We encourage you to browse our website and learn about news, events, ongoing fundraising efforts, and the many ways you can become or stay involved with Concord University!

Your belief and investment in our mission is very much appreciated. 


Alicia Besenyei

Vice President for Advancement

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