Assistant Vice President of College Advancement
Sandi 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. Before coming to Westmont, Sandi’s professional experiences included teaching, counseling, directing programs at the Leukemia, Lymphoma Society, the Oxnard Neighborhoods for Learning Centers, and most recently serving as the Ventura County Director for CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates), a nation-wide program that supports children placed in foster care because of abuse and neglect.
Sandi is very familiar with Westmont College, having had the opportunity to attend Westmont for one year before returning to Purdue University to complete her degree in education. After college she and her husband, Scott, embraced their careers and took every job opportunity that involved travel. They spent time living and working on both coasts before moving to Europe for a few years. Upon returning to the United States, Sandi pursed a M.S. degree in Educational Psychology with an emphasis on Marriage and Family Counseling from Cal State Northridge.
Married for 25 years, Sandi and Scott have made their home in Ojai where they enjoy tennis, skiing, and the many outdoor activities and sports Ojai and California have to offer. Over the years she has worn various hats as fundraising chairperson, curriculum review committee member, and overall active parent at each school attended by their daughter Lexi, now 18 and a freshman at Lehigh University in PA. Being back on the beautiful Westmont campus, leading the Annual Giving Team is a wonderful way to utilize the skills obtained through Sandi’s teaching, fundraising, and non-profit work.