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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) 232-3515

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 six 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, daughter Abigail, and 14-year-old golden lab mix, Bella.

 

Belle German


Belle German

Executive Director of Foundation Relations
bgerman@jsg.utexas.edu, (512) 471-1993

Belle is the Executive Director of Foundation Relations for the Jackson School of Geosciences. She serves as the liaison between the Jackson School of Geosciences and the Texas Development Foundation Relations team to collaboratively raise funds for geosciences research and programmatic outreach. She is a fifth generation Texan who holds a B.A. from UT Austin and a M.P.A. from Angelo State University. Having worked and lived abroad, she brings a global perspective to the Jackson School.

 

Lucy Perpich


Lucy Perpich

Director of Major Gifts
lallman@jsg.utexas.edu

Lucy’s role is the Director of Development for Major Gifts. In this position she is responsible for raising philanthropic support for the Jackson School of Geosciences, focusing on major gift donors. Lucy has five years of experience supporting higher education institutions through philanthropy. She holds a B.A. from University of North Dakota and an M.P.A. from Penn State University.

 

Kristen Tucek


Kristen Tucek

Associate 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

Associate Director of Alumni Relations and Annual Giving
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 12 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

Administrative Manager
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.

 

Joel Flores


Joel Flores

Development/Administrative Assistant
jflores@jsg.utexas.edu, (512) 471-6048

Joel is a development/administrative assistant who will support both the Dean’s office and development team at the Jackson School of Geosciences. He is an Austin native joining the University of Texas workforce in August of 2015. Prior to the Jackson School of Geosciences, he served as an administrative associate for the University of Texas School of Law and the Dean’s Office in the College of Natural Sciences.