Office of Alumni and Parent Engagement

Evan Rutter '06
Assistant Vice President for Alumni and Parent Engagement
(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 Engagement staff as its director and was promoted to assistant vice president for alumni and parent Engagement. 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.


Jeannie Scalmanini
Director of Alumni and Parent Engagement
(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 and served for five years in the 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 Engagement in July 2014 and now focuses on CMC alumni and parent communications and supports the Parent Network leadership. Jeannie lives in Upland with her husband, Ken, who has been the CMS men’s basketball head coach since 1998, and children Kyle and Emily. She loves watching her kids activities including basketball and cheerleading, and, of course, watches lots of Stags Basketball!


Jenna Gough
Assistant Director of Alumni and Parent Engagement
(909) 607-3389
jenna.gough@cmc.edu

Jenna Gough is native to Southern California and completed her degree in Speech Communication from University of La Verne. Before transitioning to CMC in September of 2019, she worked at Pitzer College as the Assistant Director of Alumni Relations for six years. Now, Jenna focuses on off-campus engagement within chapter volunteers and events. Her background is in marketing, advertising, events, and social engagement. She loves to entertain at home or find adventures out and about with her husband and their two sons.


Rebecca Pelén
Assistant Director of Alumni and Parent Engagement
(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 Engagement. 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.


Conni Terry
Assistant Director of Alumni and Parent Engagement
(909) 607-3389
conni.terry@cmc.edu

Conni Terry was born and raised in Southern California. She joined the Office of Alumni and Parent Engagement at CMC in April 2019 to oversee the planning of on-campus events such as Alumni and Reunion Weekend. Before CMC Conni worked at Caltech and Claremont Graduate University where she was responsible for planning events for students and alumni. She is a published photographer who enjoys taking nature and architectural photos. Conni earned her BS in Environmental Analysis from Pitzer College and her MS in Public Policy from Claremont Graduate University.


Leisa Domotor
Communications and Data Coordinator for Alumni & Parent Engagement 
(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. 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 (28) and Trey (23) and their three dogs Finnley, Dusty, and Waffles.


Sheri Ripley
Administrative Assistant for Alumni and Parent Engagement
sheri.ripley@cmc.edu

Sheri Ripley first came to Claremont McKenna College in 2008 after working in other education settings, including Cal Tech and Etiwanda High School. At CMC she worked as Administrative Assistant for The Children’s School. She left The Children’s School in 2017 for a new adventure working on home renovations for an HGTV show called Vintage Flip. In 2020 she realized how much she missed working at CMC, and is so happy to now be Administrative Assistant in the Office of Alumni and Parent Engagement. Sheri lives in Upland with her husband Steve. They have three adult children, Amy who lives in Los Angeles, Mandy who lives in NYC, and Matthew who lives in Portland, OR. Sheri and Steve love to entertain and travel, and most of their travels involve visiting their children.


Contact us

Office of Alumni and Parent Engagement
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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