Brandon Buzbee

Vice President for University Advancement
Brandon Buzbee

Division Information

The Division of University Advancement engages with alumni, friends, corporations, foundations and community organizations to advance the University of North Texas through strategic partnerships, advocacy and financial support. The division oversees:

  • Advancement/Development
  • Comprehensive fundraising campaigns
  • Gift-related and honorific namings
  • UNT Alumni Association

Bio Information

Brandon Buzbee joined UNT as Vice President for University Advancement in August 2022. As the head of UNT’s development, fundraising and alumni relations programs, he oversees efforts to foster relationships with donors, advocates and alumni, and build partnerships with corporate and private organizations.

Mr. Buzbee develops and implements institutional advancement strategies that align with the UNT strategic plan to significantly increase constituent engagement and fundraising outcomes. He oversees UNT’s philanthropic initiatives, including major and annual gifts, corporate, foundation, private endowment development, gifts, and the UNT Alumni Association.

Prior to joining UNT, he spent six years at the University of Denver role as senior associate vice chancellor of global networks and campaign director. He also held various roles at the University of California, San Diego, including executive director of industry engagement and regional advancement. In addition to leading the team responsible for on-campus student employment and off-campus internships and full-time employment, he coordinated corporate fundraising and engagement opportunities for the university.


  • B.S. in economics, University of California, San Diego