SPSCC names Mote as Foundation Director

South Puget Sound Community College in Olympia has named Tanya Mote as interim executive director of the College Foundation. The program maintains more than 150 scholarships for students, and awarded more than $380,000 in local scholarships and emergency aid to Thurston County students last year.

Mote replaces Cecelia Loveless, who left SPSCC to become the new vice president for institutional advancement at Saint Martin’s University in Lacey. Mote previously served as the foundation’s director of development, a role that will now be filled by newly hired Sandy Sinnett.

“The college and foundation were fortunate to have someone with Tanya’s skills and talents perfectly situated to step into this position,” SPSCC president Timothy Stokes said in a news release. “The move was seamless. We haven’t missed a beat in the important work of supporting students’ journey through the college and on to a good life.”