Office of Alumni and Parent Relations

Evan Rutter '06
Assistant Vice President for Alumni and Parent Relations
(909) 621-8097
evan.rutter@cmc.edu

Evan Rutter, a resident of Claremont, is originally from Eugene, Oregon. Evan graduated in 2006 with a degree in philosophy, politics, and economics. A year after graduation, Evan returned to CMC in the Office of Admission. After serving as the senior assistant dean of admission, Evan joined the Alumni and Parent Relations staff as its director and was promoted to assistant vice president for alumni and parent relations. He is responsible for coordinating and directing the overall activities of the office. Specific responsibilities include supervision of ImpactCMC Weekend, Alumni Weekend and reunion planning and support for the 25th and 50th reunion classes, in addition to coordination and support of the Alumni Association Board of Directors and Parent Network Board. In his spare time, he serves as a city commissioner for the City of Claremont, is a certified sommelier, and enjoys food, travel, sports, and wine.


Darrin Roberts
Associate Director of Alumni Relations
(909) 621-8806
darrin.roberts@cmc.edu

Ever adventuring, Darrin has never called one place home for too long. Since birth, he has not lived in one spot for longer than four years, minus his current love affair with the city of Pasadena, and has resided in over ten different locations across this vast country. One of his longest stops was in San Diego, CA where he received his bachelors in business administration with a minor in French language studies. He then moved to New York City, to attend art school at the New York Center for Art and Media Studies (NYCMAS), but eventually returned to Southern California to pursue his interest in leadership development and received his masters in the field from Azusa Pacific University. Darrin is a multi-faceted individual whose passions and interests emerge in countless forms. He is an avid traveler, shopper, surfer, reader, dreamer, diner, art maker, explorer, and casual social therapist who has been living his life since 1987.


Jeannie Scalmanini
Associate Director of Alumni and Parent Relations
(909) 621-8098
jeannie.scalmanini@cmc.edu

Jeannie Scalmanini received a BS degree in communications from Cal Poly Pomona. She has worked at CMC since 2008 as the Associate Director of Facilities and Campus Services Office, where she handled reservations for facilities on campus and was responsible for managing the summer conference program. She joined the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations in July 2014 and is responsible for working with the Parent Network leadership and with the Class Liaisons. She lives in Claremont with her husband, Ken, who has been the CMS men’s basketball head coach since 1998, and children Kyle and Emily. Jeannie says, “I watch lots of youth sports, dance classes, and Stags basketball.


Rebecca Pelén
Assistant Director of Alumni and Parent Relations
(909) 621-8902
rebecca.pelen@cmc.edu

Rebecca Pelén arrived at Claremont McKenna College in 2014. After receiving a degree in history at Westmont College, Rebecca searched for a profession that would enable her to use methodical and event coordination skills for the advancement of higher education. She started work at CMC in the Office of Special Events before transitioning to the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations. Rebecca is responsible for working with chapter leaders, administering off-campus events annually, and alumni volunteer committees. In her spare time, Rebecca enjoys reading new books, rereading old favorites, traveling, and watching soccer.


Leisa Domotor
Communication and Data Coordinator
(909) 607-3388
leisa.domotor@cmc.edu

Born in Wichita, Kansas, but raised in Austin, Texas, Leisa moved to California in 1999 and worked for PIP Printing in Rancho Cucamonga for nine years. In 2008, Leisa joined the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations as a temp, but was quickly offered the job of communications coordinator. Leisa is the webmaster for the Alumni and Parent websites and manages the distribution of electronic and print communications. She provides administrative support to the Alumni Association Board of Directors, and also manages CMC alumni representatives at presidential inaugurations. For fun (well, fun outside of work, anyway), Leisa plays competitive softball and enjoys playing poker. Leisa and her wife, Julie, love taking impromptu weekend get-a-ways to where ever the wind blows and spending time with Julie’s two children, Robyn (25) and Trey (21) and their three dogs Finnley, Dusty, and Waffles.


Ashley Hix
Events and Programs Coordinator
(909) 607-4024
ashley.hix@cmc.edu

Ashley was lucky enough to be born in her favorite city…Claremont! She grew up in the area but spent the last four years making the long commute to Ontario, where she worked for BMW and MINI Cooper of Ontario in a variety of roles, including administration, accounting, and customer service. (Editor’s note: yes, that was sarcasm about the commute.) Seeking a refreshing new experience in higher education and helping to bring people back home to Claremont, Ashley joined the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations in April 2014 as the events and programs coordinator, where she helps to coordinate event logistics, manages the event database, and organizes event finances. In addition to working full time, she is also working on a degree in business administration. When she finds free time, Ashley enjoys traveling, visiting museums, cooking, checking out local activities (she just can’t get enough of Claremont!), going to the beach, interior design, and pet-sitting for friends.


Laura Worsell
Communications and Events Coordinator
(909) 607-3389
laura.worsell@cmc.edu

Born and raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Laura received her bachelor’s degree in Spanish and English Writing from Illinois College, a liberal arts college in Jacksonville, Illinois. After working for two years at her alma mater, Laura decided to trade in her mittens and parka for sunglasses and flip flops and put her Midwestern self on a plane bound for California, joining CMC’s Office of Alumni and Parent Relations in early 2012. As the communications and events coordinator, Laura’s primary duties include creating and managing the content for office communications and invitations, editing the Class Notes for CMC Magazine, and providing support to the Parent Network and the alumni Class Liaisons. In her free time, Laura enjoys baking, crafting, watching movies, and she can’t resist a good Netflix binge. She and her husband, Rich, love to travel and spend time with their dog, Bartlett.

Contact us

Office of Alumni and Parent Relations
400 N. Claremont Blvd. 
Claremont, CA 91711-4015

Phone: (909) 621-8097
Fax: (909) 607-7494
alumni@cmc.edu
parents@cmc.edu

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