University Advancement

The Division of University Advancement oversees programs that strengthen Seton Hall's brand and reputation while nurturing relationships inside and outside the University that result in greater engagement and philanthropic support.

The division consists of three departments: Advancement Services, Alumni Engagement and Philanthropy, and Development.


Jon Paparsenos
Vice President for University Advancement
(973) 378-9801

Advancement Services

Advancement Services is charged with maintaining the University's philanthropic database of alumni, friends, parents and other donors; adding to that database by researching new prospects; and ensuring that donors and other benefactors are properly recognized and stewarded.


Mary Jean King
Associate Vice President for Advancement Services
(973) 378-9854

Alumni Engagement & Philanthropy

Alumni Engagement & Philanthropy is responsible for strengthening the frequency and quality of alumni engagement by inspiring them to become informed, involved and invested in the life and progress of Seton Hall. The department is the University's primary source of contact with its more than 100,000 alumni. Staff members create exciting and meaningful ways for graduates to connect with, and philathropically support, Seton Hall and, in doing so, improve its position as one of the nation's leading Catholic universities.


Anthony Bellucci
Associate Vice President, Alumni Engagement & Philanthropy
(973) 378-2655


The mission of Development at Seton Hall is to build an ever-growing base of alumni, friends, parents, corporations and foundations who are significantly involved in the life of the University, and who provide generous financial support to schools, colleges and programs. Members of the department also work collaboratively with campus partners and other departments within University Advancement to ensure maximum philanthropic return for Seton Hall.


Brian Ruark
Associate Vice President, Development
(973) 378-2620