At Sierra Nevada College, the Office of Development and Alumni Relations serves to engage alumni, parents, friends, and organizations in supporting the institution’s mission of educating students to be “scholars of and contributors to a sustainable world” —reinforcing an interdisciplinary curriculum that emphasizes four core themes which combine liberal arts, professional preparedness, entrepreneurial thinking, and sustainability.

Guided by the College’s strategic priorities and the leadership of President Lynn Gillette, the Office of Development and Alumni Relations collaborates with the entire College community to support the students, faculty, staff, programs and initiatives that make Sierra Nevada College a world class institution of higher education.

The Office of Development and Alumni Relations Team

  • Dianne Severance
  • Director of Grants and Sponsored Programs
  • Tel: 775.881.7522
    Fax: 775.832.1679
    dseverance@sierranevada.edu
  • Erika Cole Gillette
  • Director of Alumni/Parent Relations and Individual Giving
  • 775-881.7592
    Fax: 775.832.6126
    egillette@sierranevada.edu
  • Barbara Alvarez
  • Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations
  • 775-831-1314 x7542
    FAX: 775-832-6126
    balvarez@sierranevada.edu
  • Natalie Gough
  • Development Associate for Annual and Special Giving Program
  • 775-831-1314 Ext. 7549
    FAX: 775-832-6126
  • sngough@sierranevada.edu

  • The Office of Development and Alumni Relations

  • Sierra Nevada College
  • 999 Tahoe Boulevard
  • Incline Village, Nevada 89451
  • 775-881-7589
  • giving@sierranevada.edu