Klamath Falls, OR. – The Oregon Institute of Technology (Oregon Tech) is pleased to announce that Klamath Falls resident, Tracy Ricketts, has been promoted to Associate Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations for the University, effective January 1, 2015. Ms. Ricketts served most recently as Director of Development for Oregon Tech.
Oregon Tech President Chris Maples said, “Tracy has helped advance the goals of Oregon Tech and the Oregon Tech Foundation, and has provided day-to-day leadership in helping us engage with our faculty, staff, students, alumni and the communities in which we work. We’re excited that Tracy will now be part of the university’s executive team, helping to integrate the priorities of our institution with the great work of the Foundation, and extending support for our students and campuses. It’s great news for Oregon Tech and the Oregon Tech Foundation.”
Tracy Ricketts joined Oregon Tech in February 2010 as Alumni Relations Manager and has since transitioned through several roles, including her most recent position as Director of Development. She manages all strategies and efforts related to fundraising and alumni relations, and works with the development team and Oregon Tech Foundation Board of Directors to share the Oregon Tech story and increase pride in and support for the university.

“During the past five years at Oregon Tech, I have had the privilege of learning firsthand the benefit an Oregon Tech degree has afforded our alumni and the positive impact our campuses have in their lives and communities,” said Ricketts. “With significant changes in our higher education system and an increased focus 
by students on the return of their investment in education, Oregon Tech will be faced with exciting opportunities in the coming years. Now is the perfect time for us to expand our network of industry partners and friends as we build upon our tradition of providing a hands-on education that results in rewarding careers for our graduates. It is an honor to be part of the team helping unite our exceptional alumni and share our unique story as we encourage supporters to invest in this outstanding university.”

Prior to joining Oregon Tech, Tracy spent a year and a half volunteering for the Klamath Animal Shelter as the Fundraising Coordinator, working on completing the new shelter, establishing a social media presence and creating events and communications plans to increase funding and awareness of need. Before that, Tracy was a real estate broker for JELD-WEN Communities (2001-2008), where she developed many long-term relationships with community members who have since become fans of Oregon Tech. Prior to moving to Klamath Falls in 2001, Tracy worked overseas in sales and marketing. Ms. Ricketts has a B.S. in Political Science from the University of Oregon.
About Oregon Tech
Founded in Klamath Falls in 1947, Oregon Institute of Technology is the only public 4-year institute of technology in the Pacific Northwest. Oregon Tech provides degree programs in engineering and health technologies, management, communication, and applied sciences that prepare students to be effective participants in their professional, public, and international communities through hands-on learning. Oregon Tech has a full-service, residential campus in Klamath Falls and an urban, industry-focused campus in Wilsonville. Visit www.oit.edu to learn more about Oregon Institute of Technology.
The Oregon Tech Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization that promotes and funds the educational, cultural, charitable, and service functions of the Oregon Institute of Technology.