Joel Lonergan has announced plans to retire from his position as the University’s Associate Vice President of Advancement. His last day is June 30, 2018. 
 
Ray Garner, Chief of Staff and Director of Community Relations, will serve as Interim Associate Vice President of Marketing and Communications effective July 1.
 
Joel has provided consistent service to UAH for 29 years and has served as Director of University Relations, and then as an Associate Vice President during his career. He has worked under four UAH Presidents.
 
Joel has played a key role in developing and maintaining UAH’s marketing, communication, and branding since his arrival, and he was instrumental in the University’s recent efforts of a new logo and branding program, web redesign, campus signage as well as two magazines, UAH and FOCUS, the UAH Research Magazine.
 
We appreciate Joel’s service to UAH and wish him the best in his future endeavors, which include spending more time with family and friends, playing golf, and being a volunteer.