About us

The Division of Development and Alumni Affairs is centrally located at the Beecher House on the Wayne State University campus. For more information about how to support Wayne State, please contact us.

Beecher House
5475 Woodward Avenue
Detroit, Michigan 48202


The Division of Development and Alumni Affairs advances the urban mission of Wayne State University by growing private philanthropic support and encouraging engagement around its priorities in student success; diversity and inclusion; teaching excellence; research; community engagement; entrepreneurship; financial sustainability and operational excellence.


The Division of Development and Alumni Affairs will be a dynamic, donor-centered team working together to increase private support for Wayne State University and deepen its culture of philanthropy. We will cultivate and nurture life-long relationships with alumni and friends, working collectively to achieve the university's aspirational goals. The division will seek to attract, retain and develop the best and brightest professionals in order to advance the university's reach and prominence, and in doing so, make a positive and lasting impact on our city, our state and our world.


The Division of Development and Alumni Affairs works to further its mission, and the goals of Wayne State University, by promoting a culture that is ethical, entrepreneurial and sustainable and that upholds these core values:

  • Collaboration
  • Creativity
  • Diversity and Inclusiveness
  • Excellence in Service
  • Transparency, Accountability and Integrity