Assistant Dean, Advancement

Mary Saretski, Assistant Dean, Advancement (Interim)

Education & Career Highlights:
University of Alberta - Bachelor of Arts (Classics), 2004
Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE), 2011

13+ years in various advancement roles at the U of A.
3 years at Habitat for Humanity Edmonton.
Joined the Faculty of Arts Advancement team in 2016.


Lead the dynamic Arts Advancement team as we each build relationships with Arts alumni and stakeholders. Our work centers on fundraising and alumni relations.

Personal Interests & Hobbies:

Gardening, reading, backyard sports (croquet, bocce, disc golf), hosting friends and family, board games and trivia

Favourite TV shows/movies:

Smokey and the Bandit, Dr. Strangelove, Dazed and Confused
The Office, The Wire, Rectify, Black Mirror, Friends

Favourite Musical Artists:
Ryan Adams, Blue Rodeo, John Prine, The Midnight, Gogol Bordello

Favourite Quotes:
'Remember, upon the conduct of each depends the fate of all' - Alexander the Great
'Happiness is a warm puppy' - Charles M. Schulz

Phone: 780-248-1090