University Relations

University Relations promotes strong and responsive relationships between UFV and its stakeholders and communities.

The University Relations division is responsible for the leadership of university advancement (UFV’s fundraising division), alumni relations, government liaison, marketing, internal and external communications, student recruiting and institutional events. The division functions as an integrated team, with units working together to be innovative, entrepreneurial, and accountable in achieving our goals with partners, stakeholders, and surrounding communities. 

For more information, contact Kandie Husband at or Tricia Townsend at

Photo of Leslie Courchesne Leslie Courchesne
Executive Director, University Relations
Tricia Townsend Tricia Townsend
Executive Assistant, University Relations
Ali Siemens
Administrative Assistant, University Relations


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