In addition, she is proud of launching the Salinas Valley Health Professions Pathways Partnership, along with four capital campaigns, one for the arts, one for athletics, one for agriculture, and one for STEM. She also expanded the Agriculture Institute and worked to increase support for innovation through agriculture and STEM to the Salinas Valley.
Most recently proud of being part of Hartnell College Yes on Measure T campaign leadership committee which passed a $167 million dollar bond with a 69% voter approval.
Kristine (Kris) Edmunds is the Director of Philanthropy at Hartnell College. She has 28 years of experience as a philanthropy professional, including leadership positions at community-based organizations and educational institutions. She has helped donors invest in the community, create opportunity, and leave a lasting legacy through the contribution of tens of millions of dollars to the organizations they love. Kris is thrilled to be part of the innovative Hartnell College Foundation team and honored to contribute to the College’s life-changing mission, which she has long admired. Her past experience includes serving as the Director of Fund Development and as the Interim Executive Director of the Center for Community Advocacy, which works with farmworker families in the areas of housing, health, and leadership development, as the Director of Advancement at York School, and as the Executive Director of Development at California State University, Monterey Bay.
Kris has called Salinas home for 28 years. Prior to moving to this area, she was the legislative director in the Washington D.C office of a U.S. Congressman and taught English as a Peace Corps volunteer in Cameroon. She has a Master of Public Administration in International Development Management from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science (minor in Spanish) from Willamette University. She currently serves on the boards of directors for the Center for Community Advocacy and the Monterey Bay Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, is on the organizing committee for National Philanthropy Day for the Central Coast, and is the administrator of two honorary ambassador groups of an international fitness organization. Kris enjoys spending time with her son, traveling, hiking, and surfing. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Scott Faust is the Director of Communications, Marketing and Public Relations at Hartnell College and Hartnell College Foundation. He joined Hartnell from Bemidji, Minn., where since 2012 he led communications and marketing for Bemidji State University and its two-year partner, Northwest Technical College. Scott began his career in university communications at California State University, Monterey Bay, where he was executive director for strategic communications from 2008 to 2012.
Previously, he was executive editor of The Salinas Californian and El Sol, beginning in 2000, and also served as general manager of the newspapers and their related websites and publications in 2007-08. He began his journalism career as a reporter in Wichita, Kan., and later worked at newspapers in Detroit; Rockford, Ill.; Visalia, Calif.; and Reno.
Scott, who grew up in the Kansas suburbs of Kansas City, Mo., has a B.S. in journalism from the University of Kansas and an M.A. in communication and leadership studies from Gonzaga University. He and his wife, Lee, have two sons, Theo and Calvin, who are both in college. He can be reached at email@example.com.
Aleen Stoddard is the Philanthropic Initiatives Officer for the Hartnell College Foundation, working closely with major projects and initiatives including Athletics, President’s STEM Task Force, Salinas Valley Promise and WELI (Women’s Education and Leadership Institute). She brings with her years of experience from and learning about the non-profit world, having worked in various roles within The Salvation Army, and having received a Masters Degree in Global Leadership. Aleen has a passion for people; sharing connection, encouragement and inspiration, as well as seeing and helping others reach their potential. She hopes to put her passion to work in every project, and see students, faculty, staff and our community thrive. Aleen loves to sing, read, adventure, learn, travel, laugh, and connect. She looks forward to continuing partnership with others to see Hartnell students succeed. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Andrea Cervantes is a proud Hartnell and CSU Monterey Bay alumna. She is the Office Clerk for the Hartnell College Foundation. She can be reached at email@example.com.