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Whether you’re an active Chicago alum who bleeds Orange, a recent grad looking to get established in the area, a parent or friend who wants to stay connected, or a prospective student hoping to learn more, SU has a friendly, knowledgeable, and dedicated staff ready to assist you!

Regional Advancement

Want to be among the many Chicago-area alumni, parents, and friends of SU whose gifts are making such a huge difference for our students and faculty? Contact our regional advancement staff:

Elizabeth Feist

Elizabeth Feist
Director of Regional Advancement

About Elizabeth
Elizabeth Feist joined the Syracuse University advancement team in 2014. For the past seven years, Feist has been a fundraiser for small liberal arts colleges including Hamilton College and her alma mater, Cornell College. While at Cornell, she was a major gift fundraiser managing the College’s most populous region—the greater Chicago area. Originally from the Midwest, Feist and her husband, Cameron, son Benjamin, and lazy but beloved beagle, Tobey, moved to Central New York in 2013.


Could an SU education be in your future? Contact our admissions staff to get all the facts about our beautiful campus, incredible academics, and the Syracuse area. Or find out how a local Admitted Student Event can bring SU to your hometown:

April Lynch
Associate Director of Admissions