Office of Institutional Advancement


The mission of the Office of Institutional Advancement is to enhance the image, reputation, and infrastructure of the college for the purposes of securing and sustaining the resources necessary for the institution to fulfill its mission. The Office is comprised of the following Departments:

The Office of Institutional Advancement provides the following grant writing and sponsored-project administration services to the college:

  • Grant proposal writing, including pre-proposal planning
  • Proposal proofing
  • Budget development
  • Proposal submission
  • Assistance with generating/obtaining letters of support
  • Budget tracking and reporting
  • Time and Effort management
  • Performance report review
  • Creating and maintaining a repository for all of the institution’s grants

Grant Submission Procedures (pdf)
Sponsored Project Routing Form (pdf)

For more information:

Ricky Serna, Vice President for Institutional Advancement

Nanette De La Torre, Executive Administrative Assistant

Northern's CASE Accolades Awards



2015 Awards
Silver: “It Takes A Valley”
Student Produced Video

2014 Awards
Gold: The Development of the Office of Institutional Advancement
Overall Operations

Gold: “The Staff of (Academic) Life @Northern”
Diversity Program

Honorable Mention: “@Northern Campaign”
Communications and Marketing

2013 Awards
Gold: “Dear Mom and Dad”
Diversity Program

2012 Awards
Gold: "Las Conchas Fire Aftermath in Santa Clara Canyon"
Governmental Relations Program, Projects and Special Events