South Puget Sound Community College has named Tanya Mote the Interim Executive Director of the College Foundation. Mote joined the college in June 2014 bringing 20 years in nonprofit fundraising and administration. She previously served as the Foundation’s Director of Development.
“The College and the Foundation were fortunate to have someone with Tanya’s skills and talents perfectly situated to step into this position,” said President Timothy Stokes. “The move was seamless. We haven’t missed a beat in the important work of supporting students’ journey through the college and on to a good life.”
The College Foundation Board of Directors also expressed their unanimous support for Mote’s move to the new post.
“I’m excited about this new role, the work ahead and the opportunity to work with our amazing Foundation board and staff to support student success,” Mote said. “I feel fortunate to do meaningful work that I love and for the support of the Foundation Board, Dr. Stokes and the college administration.”
Mote is a community college alumna.
The Foundation team will be further filled out by the new hire of Sandy Sinnett as Development Manager. Sinnettcomes to the College with a background in marketing, events and community relations.
“Sandy will be a great addition to the Foundation team,” Mote said.
The South Puget Sound Community College Foundation maintains more than 150 active scholarships for students. Last year, it awarded more than $380,000 in local scholarships and emergency assistance to Thurston County residents. The Foundation also funds activities in support of the college’s commitment innovation and excellence. For more information on the Foundation, visit www.spscc.edu/foundation