A native of Pennsylvania, Diane Zapach graduated magna cum laude with a degree in English from DeSales University. She is a seasoned major gifts, development and marketing/PR professional, having worked at the State University of New York (SUNY) System Administration in Midtown Manhattan, SUNY Maritime College on Throggs Neck Peninsula, and the University of Massachusetts (UMASS) Medical School, in Worcester. Her son, Mike, is a 2008 alumnus of the UNLV Harrah Hotel College, and visiting him inspired her to move to Las Vegas, where she worked in the non-profit sector for a few years. Diane joined UNLV in August, 2016 as Director of Development for the College of Fine Arts. She works collaboratively with the College Dean, faculty and UNLV Foundation staff, alumni, donors, friends and students to secure major gifts from individuals, businesses, corporations and foundations.