Stephen LeBoutillier ‘00
Interim Director for Alumni and Parent Programs
Senior associate director Stephen LeBoutillier was born and raised in Toledo, Ohio. He attended Western Reserve Academy in Hudson, Ohio before graduating and venturing west to attend Lewis & Clark. During his time studying at L&C, Stephen spent his summers managing Olallie Lake Resort in the Mt. Jefferson Wilderness which provided ample time to fish and explore the Cascades. After graduating with a degree in Studio Art in 2000, he returned home to Toledo to build a ceramic studio and dabble in the mortgage industry. Upon returning to Portland in 2001 and after a stint in retail, Stephen returned to Palatine Hill in 2005 to work in Alumni and Parent Programs. Stephen is currently serving as interim director. Prior to the appointment, he was the Senior Associate Director.
Stephen is delighted with his continued understanding and ongoing friendships with the faculty, students, alumni and parents of Lewis & Clark. His role working with parents to involve them as volunteers, provide answers, facilitate their support, and assist them with meeting and connecting with other parents is one he takes great pride in and enjoys. He is “constantly amazed by the time parents and alumni give to the College to introduce others to the impactful achievements of students and faculty, the support parents and alumni provide that guarantees students and faculty can advance their scholarships, fuel their progress, and further their opportunities, and the message of leadership and commitment their engagement sends to the students and other constituencies of the College.”
Stephen’s free time is spent with his family, his wife Jennifer, (LC ’96), and their two sons Harrison and Walter. They share their love of nature together and the bounty Oregon has to offer. “Whether we are hiking in the gorge, picking berries on Sauvie Island, looking for critter tracks along the Sandy River, watching salmon spawn, or snowshoeing on Mt. Hood; we love Oregon and exploring its secrets.”
Tanya Sloan ‘07
Senior Associate Director
Tanya Sloan is a senior associate director in the office for alumni and parent programs. She came to Lewis & Clark as a “third culture kid” from Ukraine and became very active in the international student community as a member of International Students of Lewis & Clark, the Third Culture Kids Intern, editor-in-chief of The Meridian - the student-produced International Affairs journal, and research assistant for several projects with International Affairs and Political Science department faculty.
Tanya started working with Alumni and Parent programs soon after her graduation, in August 2007. “I love working here - we are helping create a stronger Lewis & Clark by keeping alumni in touch with the college and each other, encouraging parents to take advantage of opportunities to be part of the community, and bringing students and alumni together. Not a day goes by that I don’t hear about something amazing that a student, alum, or professor is doing. L&C is a special place to be a part of.”
In her free time, Tanya pursues her lifelong passions of ceramics, reading and cooking. “Ceramics is a very therapeutic pastime. I design and paint very detailed patterns onto my work, and it can take me hours to paint something.”
A 2011 addition to Alumni and Parent Programs, Associate Director Angela Torretta is a ’00 graduate of the University of Oregon’s School of Journalism and Communications. Angela was born in Tucson, Arizona and spent her childhood in Alaska and Washington while her father worked for the U.S. Forest Service, before her family settled in Portland. She graduated from Portland’s Jefferson High School where she studied dance in their magnet program.
Before coming to Lewis & Clark, Angela held a similar position at Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington. She has done a variety of work in journalism, non-profits and public relations, all of which she believes gave her great experience for the current job at hand. She is excited about the opportunity to get to know the faculty and alumni at Lewis & Clark. “Lewis & Clark alumni lead the most fascinating lives; I love to hear about their interests and pursuits. Beyond being movers and shakers, they really are lifelong learners.” Angela is very pleased to be back in Portland and has been exploring the local culinary world, yoga studios and scenic parks in her free time.
Simone Wren ‘10
Simone Wren is the newest addition to Alumni and Parent Programs and was promoted to associate director from her position as assistant director of annual giving. An Oregon native, Simone was born and raised in Ashland, Oregon before attending Lewis & Clark in the fall of 2006. During her gap year after high school, Simone backpacked around Chile and Argentina where she sampled the local wine and steak, danced, stargazed, and developed a muddled accent.
At Lewis & Clark, she continued her interest in Hispanic culture by studying abroad in Leon, Spain and majoring in Hispanic Studies. She also choreographed for Dance Extravaganza, was president of the Student Alumni Association and went on the New York domestic study program to intern at the Parsons Dance Company. Simone is passionate about her new appointment and finding the energy to run around Palatine Hill. “I love Lewis & Clark College and am thrilled to spend every day on this magnificent campus. I am inspired by the intelligence and ingenuity of our community members and am glad to be doing my part to ensure that L&C continues to excel.” She also loves her view from the second story of the Gatehouse.
In her free time, Simone continues to pursue dance, goes out to live music, snacks her way through Portland by way of New Seasons, runs and is actively looking for someone to invent her dream dessert: chocolate-covered mango sticky rice.
Anthony Ruiz ‘13
Student Alumni Association President
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The Office of Alumni and Parent Programs is located in Dr. Morgan S. Odell Alumni Gatehouse on the Undergraduate Campus.
Interim DirectorStephen LeBoutillier
Office of Alumni and Parent Programs
Lewis & Clark
0615 S.W. Palatine Hill Road, MSC 77
Portland, OR 97219