Our Team

General Information:

Please contact the Alumni Office:

502 E Boone Ave
Spokane, WA 99258-0077
ph: (509) 313-5999
fax: (509) 313-5982
alumni@gonzaga.edu

Alumni Contacts

Kara Hertz, '01
Executive Director, Alumni Relations
hertzk@gonzaga.edu
Contact Kara with questions regarding the overall Alumni Association operations.

Bob Finn, '88
Alumni Outreach & Engagement
finn@gonzaga.edu
Contact Bob with questions regarding opportunities for further involvement, including sponsorship opportunities.

Drew Rieder, '96
Director of Alumni Chapters
riederd@gonzaga.edu
Contact Drew with questions regarding the Alumni Chapter Program.

Shelby Ryan
Operations & Budget Specialist
ryan@gonzaga.edu
Contact Shelby with general questions regarding the Alumni Association and events.

Crissy Byers, MA '12
Associate Director - Alumni Events
byersc@gonzaga.edu
Contact Crissy with questions regarding Chapter Events, Alumni Events, and Reunions.

Megan Torba
Alumni Event Coordinator
torba@gonzaga.edu
Contact Megan with questions regarding Chapter Events, Alumni Events, Volunteering and Reunions.

Fr. Stephen Hess, SJ, PhD, '87, '91
Alumni Chaplain
hesss@gonzaga.edu
Contact Fr. Hess for assistance with spiritual/faith events or assistance with spiritual formation and programming. Supports alumni in living the Gonzaga mission in their personal and professional lives.

Erin Shields, GIF '99 
Director, Alumni & Employer Engagement
shieldse@gonzaga.edu
Contact Erin with questions regarding the Trek Program and Mentoring and Career opportunities.

Olivia Vaclavek, 
Digital Engagement Assistant
vaclavek@gonzaga.edu
Contact Olivia with questions regarding emails, imodules reports and digital needs.