External Relations

Our Mission

Through various departments, External Relations seeks to build productive and meaningful lifelong relationships between the University and its many constituencies, which include students, alumni, parents, friends, industry leaders, and community members.

What We Do

We build strong support and lasting relationships by:

  • Providing engaging alumni programming and comprehensive career services and resources;
  • Connecting industry to strategic areas throughout the University to develop solid partnerships;
  • Preserving the history and heritage of the University;
  • Securing philanthropic investment to advance the University’s ongoing mission to be the world’s leader in aviation and aerospace education and research.

Who We Are

The Office of Alumni Relations

The Office of Alumni Relations directs and supports programs to provide alumni with opportunities to network, volunteer, support current students, and strengthen their connection to their University. For more information, please contact Bill Thompson ('87,PC), Executive Director of Alumni Relations, at 386-226-7457 or

The Office of University Development

The Office of University Development works to establish and maintain relationships with Embry-Riddle alumni, parents, and friends, as well as corporations and foundations that provide private financial support for the University and its programs. For more information, please contact Chris Lambert, Senior Executive Director of Development, at 386-323-8827 or

The Office of Alumni and Development Communications

The Office of Communications manages communications for the offices of Alumni Relations, Development, and Development Services. For more information, please contact Anthony Brown, Senior Director of Development Communications and Donor Relations, at 386-323-5071 or

The Office of Development Services

The Office of Development Services researches, reports, and analyzes development data; handles gifts and development records administration; and maintains related databases. For more information, please contact John Neff, Executive Director of Development Services, at 386-226-6402 or

The Office of Career Services

Career Services provides quality comprehensive career-related services and resources to students and recent graduates, giving them the tools necessary to excel in today’s highly competitive global employment market. For more information, go to the Career Services website.

University Archives

The University Archives preserves and documents the University's history and heritage by collecting and archiving documents, oral histories, memorabilia, and artifacts that tell the Embry-Riddle story from the earliest days as a flight school at Lunken Airport in Cincinnati, Ohio, through its emergence as a global university. For more information, please contact Kevin Montgomery, University Archivist, at 386-226-6296 or