University Advancement promotes the vision, mission and goals of the University of Missouri-St. Louis by strengthening awareness, engagement and financial support among constituents vital to the university’s success as an exceptional public metropolitan research institution.

University Advancement includes the following four departments: Alumni and Community Relations, University Development, University Marketing and Communications, and St. Louis Public Radio | 90.7 KWMU. The Vice Chancellor for University Advancement oversees strategic planning and resource allocation for these respective units, as well as serving as UMSL's chief fundraising officer.