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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
Director of Major Gifts and Planned Giving
(708) 524-6303

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

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

Mir Parvin
Coordinator of Advancement Services
(708) 524-2539

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

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

Mariana Garcia
Assistant Director of Annual Giving
(708) 524-6470

Faith Echeverria
Manager of Corporate and Community Relations
(708) 524-6299

Myhka McKinney
Administrative Assistant
(708) 524-6283


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