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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:

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Nate LaFrance
Director of Regional Advancement

About Nate
Nate joined Syracuse University's advancement team in 2018. Before coming to Syracuse, he spent five years in nationwide alumni engagement for Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. He began his career in higher education advancement while he was pursuing a master’s degree at the University at Buffalo and was a graduate assistant in its Office of Alumni Relations. Nate is originally from the Brockport, New York area, and has family near Syracuse. He looks forward to getting to know the Midwest's and Chicago area's Orange family.


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:

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Associate Director of Admissions

About April
April Lynch joined the Syracuse University admissions team in 2017. She has worked in college admissions since 2002, focusing on the greater Chicago area as her primary focus of recruitment. Prior to coming to Syracuse, April worked in undergraduate admissions for Western Michigan University as its Chicago regional representative. She received her undergraduate degree from Illinois Wesleyan University and is scheduled to complete her master’s degree from Western Michigan University in December 2017. As a Chicago native, April enjoys helping prospective students, families, and alumni from the region.