The College of Natural Sciences Office of External Relations builds philanthropic and community partnerships with alumni, friends, corporations and foundations. We work to advance the College's relationships with constituents and facilitate gifts and pledges of all types, from outright giving to endowments to estate planning.

We handle numerous College events and alumni networking opportunities and promote two-way communications with graduates of the College. We also raise funds to build technologically superior buildings and laboratories, deliver cutting-edge research and educational programs, provide students with exceptional and unforgettable student experiences, attract the world's best scientists and students, and find solutions to society's most pressing problems.

Our goals are to support community and fulfill donors' interests, while representing the dean's priority initiatives to our external constituency.


Gregory Perrin Gregory S Perrin
Chief External Relations Officer (Interim)
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Corporate and Foundation Relations

Sumaya SaatiSumaya Saati
Assistant Director 
Corporate and Foundation Relations

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Gift Officers

Sarah HeierSarah Heier
Director of Development
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Liles Byron

Byron Liles
Director of Gift & Estate Planning
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Parker MJ

MJ Parker
Director of Development for Principal Gifts
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Alumni Relations

Marsha ReardonMarsha Reardon
Assistant Director of Alumni Programs and Annual Giving

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Development and Donor Services

walker loriLori Walker
Associate Director
for Development

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Kristi FontenotKristi Fontenot
Senior Administrative Associate

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Nada Herbly
Gift Administrator

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Kali Blanchard webKali Blanchard
Senior Development Associate

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