LEWISTON, Idaho – Erika Allen of Lewiston has been named Director of College Advancement at Lewis-Clark State College. She will also serve as the Executive Director of the LCSC Foundation. Allen is currently the Director of Development for the Northwest Children’s Home in Lewiston. She begins her new post at LCSC on January 19.
Allen received her bachelor’s degree in Sociology from the University of California, Los Angeles and her master’s degree in Leadership and Management from the University of La Verne. She has been Director of Development at the Northwest Children’s Home since 2011. From 2007 to 2011, she was the Coordinator of the Violence Prevention & Women’s Resource Center at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. Allen was Education & Outreach Coordinator for Project SISTER Family Services in Los Angeles and San Bernardino Counties from 2004 to 2007.
“Erika brings to the job a background of both fund- and friend-raising,” said LCSC President J. Anthony (Tony) Fernández. “She possesses a wealth of experience that will be of great benefit to the College and we look forward to a long and productive relationship as she assumes her leadership role with our Advancement Office and Foundation.”
The college's Advancement position officially opened on Oct. 31, 2014, with the resignation of former director Mary Hasenoehrl. Director of Alumni and Community Relations Renee Olsen has served as the interim director since Hasenoehrl’s departure.
Photo: Erika Allen