Advancement, Defined

To Advance

  • to accelerate the growth or progress of (advance a cause)
  • to bring or move forward (advance a pawn)
  • to raise to a higher rank
  • to bring forward for notice, consideration, or acceptance: propose (advance an idea)

The University Advancement office includes professionals in development and alumni relations and marketing and university relations who have a wealth of training and experience to help the university advance its mission. 

Our guiding values include teamwork, initiative, positivity, and performance. As a result of working together in a positive, collaborative environment, we create and facilitate supportive relationships between the university and its internal and external constituents that will profoundly shape its future.

William Woods University belongs to the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) and adheres to the Donor Bill of Rights.

You can reach University Advancement by calling toll-free 1.800.995.3159. Our fax number is 573.592.1602.

If you are unsure about which staff member to contact with your request, you may contact Peggy McGrew, Director of Advancement Information & Donor Relations, at 573.592.1128 or via email.

At William Woods University, we strive to provide students with the opportunity to fulfill their greatest potential. With your support, we are able to offer benefits to our students that otherwise might not exist.  Invest in the future of our students by making a gift to William Woods University.

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