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A comprehensive approach to friend and fund raising for UT geosciences.

The Development & Alumni Relations is working with our friends and alumni to build the strongest geosciences alumni network and academic institution in the world.  We are your go-to source for engaging with the Jackson family through events, re-connecting with the 40 acres or making a gift to support future geosciences leaders. Please consider making a gift of your time, talents or treasure to advance the mission of the Jackson School of Geosciences at the University of Texas at Austin within the context of development and alumni relations.

 

Andrew West

Andrew West

Chief Development Officer
awest@austin.utexas.edu, (512) 471-6010

Andrew West is the Chief Development Officer for the Jackson School of Geosciences. In this role, he oversees all development and alumni relations activities for the Jackson School. Andrew has spent the past seven years here on campus in the University Development Office supporting initiatives in the College of Fine Arts as well as other programs across campus. He is a proud graduate of the University of Texas at Austin and a lifelong Austinite. Andrew lives in North Austin with his wife Mandy and daughter Abigail.

 

Lucy Allman


Lucy Allman

Director of Gift and Estate Planning
lallman@austin.utexas.edu, (218) 290-4405

Lucy Allman is the Director of Gift and Estate Planning for the Jackson School of Geosciences and the College of Natural Sciences. Lucy has 13 years of nonprofit management and philanthropy experience and six years of higher education philanthropy experience. She moved to Austin in September 2021 and has been supporting friends and alumni of the Jackson School ever since! In this role she acts as a tax-advantaged giving resource to our donor community and primarily assists donors by increasing their confidence and knowledge around opportunities at the University to achieve their philanthropic goals. Lucy holds a B.A. from University of North Dakota and an M.P.A. from Penn State University.

 

Elizabeth Gibson

 


Elizabeth Gibson

Director of Major Gifts
egibson@jsg.utexas.edu, (512) 232-8052

Elizabeth joined the Jackson School of Geosciences in November 2022 as a Director of Development, Major Gifts, where she is responsible for raising major gift philanthropic support. Elizabeth has 20+ years in non-profit development and operations with state and national health and human service agencies. She holds a B.J. from The University of Texas at Austin, and a Certificate of Fund Raising Management from Indiana University’s Lilly School of Philanthropy. She is a proud member of the University of Texas Longhorn Alumni Band and lives in the North Austin area with her husband.

 

Nick Warrington

 


Nick Warrington

Director of Major Gifts
nwarrington@jsg.utexas.edu, (512) 471-1661

Nick Warrington join the University of Texas at Austin and the Jackson School of Geosciences in May of 2023. As the Director of Major Gifts, Nick strives to find opportunities for passionate alumni and families to support the mission and future of the Jackson School of Geosciences through philanthropy. He believes that together, the supporters and the Jackson School, can pull together resources to accomplish something that neither could do on their own. Nick has over 10 years of experience in higher education alumni relations & development. Prior to joining the Jackson School, he has worked at Virginia Tech, Wright State University, and Trinity University. Nick resides in San Antonio with his partner and their Bernadoodle, Tilly.

 

Kristen Tucek


Kristen Tucek

Director of Corporate Relations
ktucek@jsg.utexas.edu, (512) 471-2223

Kristen oversees corporate relations at the Jackson School. In this role, she works strategically with industry partners to maximize their philanthropic impact and to increase collaborative opportunities between companies and The University of Texas at Austin. Kristen has a B.S. degree in Nutritional Sciences from Texas A&M University and over 15 years of experience in nonprofit volunteer management.

 

Courtney Vletas


Courtney Vletas

Director of Donor and Alumni Engagement
cvletas@jsg.utexas.edu, (512) 232-4824

Courtney is the Associate Director of Alumni Relations and Annual Giving for the Jackson School of Geosciences. In this role, she provides leadership and direction to strategic alumni engagement and giving programs for the Jackson School of Geosciences. She has more than 13 years of experience raising awareness and financial support for worthy causes. Courtney holds a B.A. from the Elliott School of International Affairs, The George Washington University, Washington, D.C., and a Certificate in Nonprofit Management from The University of Texas, Austin.

 

Georgia Sanders


Georgia Sanders

Chief of Staff, Development and Alumni Relations
gsanders@jsg.utexas.edu, (512) 471-1282

Georgia has over 20 years of experience in different aspects of development. She is responsible for overseeing the Donor Relations programs at the Jackson School – including planning the Evening of Thanks and the Scholars Luncheon, our annual events that recognize and thank donors. Georgia also manages the Geology Foundation Advisory Council meetings. She is a lifelong Longhorn and loves being on campus every day.

 

Nina Staeben

 


Nina Staeben

Donor and Alumni Engagement Coordinator
nstaeben@jsg.utexas.edu, (512) 471-0120

Nina Staeben is the Donor and Alumni Engagement Coordinator for the Jackson School of Geosciences. In this role she supports the gift officers with event management, stewardship, and other projects. Nina began working at the University of Texas in 2019 at the College of Fine Arts and has a history of fundraising and management in the nonprofit professional arts sector. Nina holds a B.A. in English from the College of William & Mary and enjoys supporting the vibrant arts community of Austin in her spare time.