Meet Our Staff

Reed Sheard

Reed Sheard, Vice President for College Advancement and Chief Information Officer, joined Westmont in October 2008. He comes from Spring Arbor University in Michigan where he served as vice president and CIO for five years. [more]

Steve Baker

Stephen Baker, Associate Vice President for College Advancement, has been in the Development/Advancement field for 26 years. He spent three years directing and managing capital campaigns for Community Counseling Service, an international fundraising [more]

Sandi White

Sandi White, Assistant Vice President of College Advancement, joined the Westmont team in October, 2008. Coming from a background in psychology, education and non-profit fundraising, she enjoys being able to combine these environments into one job. [more]

Alex Nizet

Alex Nizet, Senior Director of Development, received a B.A. in Philosophy at UC Berkeley and a J.D. from McGeorge School of Law. A licensed attorney in California, Alex went on to receive his Master of Divinity from Yale University. [more]

Annette Richards

Annette Richards, Regional Director of Development, joined Westmont in January of 2008. She is based in Newport Beach and represents the college in both Orange and San Diego Counties. Annette has a B.A. in Economics and Business from Westmont. [more]

Joy Johnson

Joy Johnson, Administrative Assistant, joined Westmont in 2003, with many years of administrative assistant experience at Procter & Gamble. Joy provides wonderful support for the Associate Vice President of College Advancement and the Senior Development Director as well as the [more]

Karen Sloan

Karen Sloan, Administrative Assistant, joined the Office of College Advancement in March 2010, as assistant to Vice President Reed Sheard. She began working at Westmont in April 2007, as the assistant to the Vice President of Administration and Planning as well as part [more]

Trina Hudson

Trina Hudson, Director of Annual Giving, has been associated with Westmont for over 35 years. The daughter of an alum and an alumna herself, Trina brings a deep understanding and appreciation for Westmont, its history and heritage. [more]

James Byron

James Byron, Assistant Director of Annual Giving, joined the Office of College Advancement in 2009. His responsibilities at Westmont include stewarding the President's Associates and Class Agent programs. [more]

Kati Buehler

Kati Buehler, Senior Director of Gift Planning, spent 15 years representing California agriculture in the State Capitol, and before then, 10 years as an investment advisor and certified financial planner [more]

Mona Motte Wilds

Mona Motte Wilds, Director of Gift Planning, works with Westmont supporters in Santa Barbara, in Los Angeles from Long Beach to Riverside and in California's Central Valley in Bakersfield and Fresno. Before joining Westmont [more]

Taylor Swan

Taylor Swan, Gift Planning Assistant, graduated from Point Loma Nazarene University (San Diego) where she earned her B.A. degree in managerial and organizational communication. She brings her skills in organization [more]

Mary Dombek

Mary Dombek, Director of Advancement Systems, has worked in College Advancement for more than 20 years, and has overseen gift processing and all aspects of the alumni and advancement database since 1992. Mary holds a bachelor's degree [more]

Julie Rubio

Audra Pearce, Advancement Services Assistant, joined the College Advancement team as the gift processing specialist in 2009. Her responsibilities include processing donations, online gifts, recurring gifts [more]

Julie Rubio

Julie Rubio, Advancement Services Assistant, has been in Advancement Services/Donor Relations since 2005. In her support role she assists the director of donor relations in the stewarding of named scholarships and donors. She also supports the director [more]

Message from the President

President Gayle BeebeYour investment in Westmont helps us accomplish our distinctive mission as a rigorous undergraduate, liberal arts college with a deep Christian commitment where students live in a close residential community and develop a broad global perspective.

The genius of Westmont lies in connecting these five essential characteristics in a unique educational experience that transforms young men and women into leaders inspired to change the world for Jesus Christ.

Students grow deeper in all areas of their lives -- intellectual, spiritual and personal -- while they develop their talents, discover their calling and prepare for a lifetime of service meeting the great, pressing needs of our time.

Gayle Beebe