About Us


All full-time professionals working in university advancement at the 64 SUNY campuses as well as at SUNY System Administration are SUNYCUAD members. Each must designate the specific professional concentration in which she or he will be most comfortable and effective for Council participation.

Dues-paying members receive discounted registration fees for the annual conference, workshops and awards competition and are eligible to vote in elections and other Council matters. In order to be eligible to be nominated or elected to the Board of Directors, the candidate must be a dues-paying member. Become a dues-paying member today!


Tracing its origins to the early 1950s and the first years of the State University of New York, SUNYCUAD began its service to public higher education as the University Public Relations Council. Over a half-century later, SUNYCUAD represents all professionals employed in a cross-section of institutional advancement areas at every State University campus. SUNYCUAD has evolved from a small corps of public relations officers into a diverse membership which includes advancement professionals responsible for a wide gamut of specialties, from publications and web page maintenance to alumni relations, marketing and development. Mission.


A Board of Directors meets quarterly to set a course for SUNYCUAD. Members serve three-year terms, with directors representing all of the professional concentrations. To guarantee representation to the 30 community college campuses, two members are elected from the two-year institutions. Current board members.