Senior Leadership-University Advancement - Carnegie Mellon University

Senior Leadership

Pamela Eager Pamela Eager, Interim Vice President for 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 for 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 for 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
Nancy Merritt Nancy Merritt, Executive Director of Alumni Relations & Annual Giving

The Office of Alumni Relations & Annual Giving in partnership with the Alumni Association Board of Directors is dedicated to serving the needs of Carnegie Mellon alumni, students, parents, and friends. We strive to develop programs and events that will positively affect the university and foster connections among the entire university community.

Contact Nancy at 412-268- 1209 or
Todd Rheinfrank Todd Rheinfrank, Senior Executive Director for 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
Lauren Ward Lauren Ward, Director for Foundation Relations

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