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About University Advancement

University Advancement leads an integrated effort to build and nurture relationships with its constituents to: 

  • Advance Dominican University’s strategic goals; 
  • Secure philanthropic investments to help assure the financial vitality of the university; and
  • Promote the university’s mission and academic reputation

The Office of University Advancement encompasses Alumnae/i Relations and Development. Please explore our pages to learn more about staying engaged with Dominican or supporting the university, or contact any of our staff members below.

Sara Miller Acosta 
Vice President, University Advancement
(708) 524-6288

Mark Carbonara ’07, EdD
Assistant Vice President of Advancement
(708) 524-6458

Melanie Dykstra
Assistant Vice President of Development
(708) 524-6291

Viviana Blanco
Director of Advancement Communications
708) 524-6512

Janet B. Coffey
Major and Planned Gifts Officer
(708) 524-6303

Susan Kammrath ’09
Director, Advancement Services
(708) 524-6287

Sararose LaGreca ’17, MMCR ’20
Director, Alumnae/i Relations 
(708) 524-6454

Katie Lomperski
Coordinator, Donor & Constituent Relations
(708) 524-6307

Suzanne Mathes
Assistant Director, Advancement Services
(708) 524-6290

Lisa Parisi ’90, MBA ’93
Director, Donor Relations
(708) 524-6284

David Perez
Assistant Director of Alumnae/i Relations
(708) 524-6970

Joanna Skubish
Director, Annual Giving Programs
(708) 524-6309

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