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Vice President of University Advancement

Erik Thurman


Aquinas Hall 102

Erik Thurman joined the University of St. Thomas in 2016 as vice president of development and alumni relations.

Previously Erik was a vice president at the University of Minnesota Foundation leading principal giving and corporate and foundation relations. He held a leadership role in the university's $4 billion campaign. He also held leadership positions in medicine and health fundraising.

Before that, Erik worked at the University of Iowa Foundation during its $1 billion campaign.  Erik's responsibilities included major gift fundraising for the arts, medicine and health.

Erik received his BA from the University of Iowa.


Erik Thurman

Vice President of University Advancement
portrait of Erik Thurman
Phone Number
(651) 962-6691