Niki Gladys has been named executive director of the Western Nevada College Foundation.
Gladys was on the foundation’s board for seven years — most recently as board president — before interviewing for the director’s position.
She resigned her position with KNPB, Northern Nevada’s PBS station, to take the job.
“It’s something I have a lot of passion around,” she said. “It’s a nice organization with a talented board.”
She said she parted ways with KNPB on good terms.
“This was just an opportunity I couldn’t turn down,” she said. “I love how WNC is so intertwined with our community and I love being part of the Carson City community.”
The executive director’s position, she said, is also Director for Institutional Development at WNC. Gladys will report to WNC President Chet Burton.
“My job is to go out and find new scholarships and manage the ones we have,” Gladys said.
Gladys was previously publisher of the Nevada Appeal and advertising director at the Reno Gazette-Journal.