Staff Contact Info

Dave Kerns
Director of Alumni Relations

Office: 970- 247-7427
Cell: 970-759-9632

JC Perteet
Advancement Coordinator

Phone: 970-247-6111
Cell: 970-946-0355

Mailing Address
Office of Alumni Relations
Fort Lewis College
1000 Rim Drive
Durango, CO 81301

About the Office of Alumni Relations

We are your Fort Lewis College Office of Alumni Relations, created to develop and strengthen lifelong relationships among alumni, students, friends and the Fort Lewis College community. We serve as a catalyst for communication, involvement and giving, and the advancement and support of the College to provide on-going value to your degree.

Message from the Director

Dave KernsWhat an honor it is to be back at Fort Lewis College!  I feel very lucky to be on campus as the Director of Alumni Relations with the responsibility of promoting the mission to keep our graduating students involved with FLC and to drive our alumni to reconnect with the place they used to call home.

I am coming back to Fort Lewis College as a graduate from the class of 2003. Following commencement I worked on campus for three years performing human resource work and basic accounting for the Campus Dining Services.  I was eventually promoted and transferred out of Durango, which is when I realized where my home truly was (Durango).  Almost a year after my transfer I was offered a position back in Durango with the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory.  I spent almost seven years at the Chocolate Factory as a Field Consultant.  My job at the Chocolate Factory had a wide range of responsibilities: from reviewing profit and loss statements and marketing plans to teaching franchisees how to make a 44 pound batch of fudge or peanut brittle.  One great aspect of my job was having a role in new product development where we worked on innovative types of candy.

When the position for the Director of Alumni Relations was brought to my attention, I leapt at the opportunity to work at Fort Lewis College.  What an amazing opportunity to give back to the college that has shaped my life in such a profound way.  I can tell you that we have a number of exciting events coming up. Keeping you connected with Fort Lewis College is my goal. I urge you to get involved with our Office of Alumni Relations by attending an alumni event or returning for the alumni homecoming festivities.

Please check out this site and contact me with any ideas you may have for events that interest you. I'd love to hear what you are up to these days!

Dave Kerns ('03)
Director of Alumni Relation

JC Perteet

JC Perteet

If you have any questions, or need any type of help, information or have suggestions to continue to improve our communication and service to you please call me at 970-247-6111 or email me at

Thanks for letting me serve you!

JC Perteet, Advancement Coordinator/Engagement Specialist

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Office of Alumni Relations
Fort Lewis College
1000 Rim Dr
Durango, CO 81301-3999