New Role at Scripps College for Claire Bridge

Posted: November 6, 2013

Dear Scripps College Community,

I am writing to share an important staff transition at Scripps College. I am pleased to announce that Claire Bridge ’82 P’09 has accepted a position in the Office of Institutional Advancement as Senior Associate Director, Alumnae & Parent Engagement and The Scripps Fund (APESF). Her new role will begin sometime soon after the spring semester starts.

Claire joins the Institutional Advancement team after working as my Executive Assistant since January, 2010. Prior to joining the Office of the President, Claire was the long-time Program Administrator for the Scripps College Humanities Institute and the Assistant to the Director of the Core Program, returning to Scripps College as a valued employee in 1989, after having graduated with the Class of 1982.

In her new position, Claire will be responsible for increasing cross campus collaborations resulting in greater alumnae and parent engagement, enhanced stewardship efforts for Scripps Fund donors, identification and implementation of collaborative communication efforts that combine engagement and fundraising messages, and many other efforts that advance the newly formed Office of Alumnae & Parent Engagement and The Scripps Fund. As an alumna and a parent (Meghan Vail Bridge ’09), Claire will serve in this role with the dual perspectives that will broaden the programming, cultivation, and stewardship efforts of the office.

For me, this transition is bittersweet, as she has been a tremendous asset to my work at the College – as a remarkable community builder and ever gracious face of the President’s Office. However, I am thrilled for Claire as she begins her new venture, and I am excited that the College will benefit from the enhanced outreach and stewardship that she will be uniquely positioned to create from her vast knowledge of Scripps, her deep relationships with our faculty, alumnae and parents, and her impeccable communication skills. I have no doubt that the College will gain even greater rewards from her service in this new role!

Please join me in congratulating Claire and wishing her much success, both personally and for the College, in her new position.


Lori Bettison-Varga


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