Senior Leadership-University Advancement - Carnegie Mellon University

Senior Leadership

Pamela Eager Pamela Eager, Interim Vice President of University Advancement & AVP for Development

Pam leads the development department, oversees the individual giving team and manages relationships with leadership and principal gift donors.  She has been working at the university since 1991, and is an alumna of the university.

Contact Pam at 412.268.2136 or
Gloria Gruber Gloria Gruber, Director of Organizational Development

Gloria oversees organizational development, organizational effectiveness, and human resources strategies. She joined Carnegie Mellon in 2000, and is an alumna of the university.

Contact Gloria at 412-268-9685 or
Lorena McLaren Lorena McLaren, Interim Team Leader and Associate Director of Corporate and Institutional Partnerships

Lorena leads the team in Corporate & Instititional Partnerships, which assists companies and organizations in building strategic partnerships with the university in areas such as philanthropy, sponsored research, recruiting, technolgoy transfer, and continuing education. She is an active member of the Network of Academic Corporate Relations Officers (NACRO) and is a Past President of the organization. She joined the university in January 2012.

Contact Lorena 412.268.4220 or
Todd Rheinfrank Todd Rheinfrank, Senior Executive Director of Advancement Information Services

Todd is responsible for setting strategic direction for Advancement Information Services (AIS). AIS provides information and technology solutions to the Advancement Division and advancement professionals throughout Carnegie Mellon. AIS ensures the continued security, integrity, and timeliness of Advancement data and technology, while strengthening institutional memory and the services surrounding this knowledge. Todd joined the Advancement team at Carnegie Mellon in 2004.

Contact Todd at 412-268-8107 or
Andy Shaindlin Andrew Shaindlin, Associate Vice President for University Advancement & Associate Vice President for Alumni Relations & Annual Giving

Andy oversees the Offices of Alumni Relations and Annual Giving, and sets the direction for all program areas. He serves as an ex-officio member of and partner to the Alumni Association Board, and as a member of the University Advancement Leadership Team. In addition, he leads the Loyal Scot efforts at Carnegie Mellon.

Contact Andy at 412.268.6286 or
Lisa Swanson Lisa Swanson, Director for Advancement Communications

Lisa came to Carnegie Mellon in March 2012 to integrate donor relations, editorial, and event planning staffs assigned specifically to campaign support, to build comprehensive end-of-campaign and post-campaign communications programs for advancement audiences, and to provide ongoing communications counsel to advancement leaders and individual giving officers. She previously held similar positions at Northwestern University and the University of Michigan.

Contact Lisa at 412.268.1619 or
Lauren Ward Lauren Ward, Director of Foundation Relations and Strategic Initiatives

Lauren Ward directs the Office of Foundation Relations, which develops and sustains relationships with national and regional foundation partners. She came to Carnegie Mellon University in 2002 as director of media relations for the Mellon College of Science, and joined the Foundation Relations team in 2007.

Contact Lauren at 412-268-7761 or