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Department of Higher Education
Administration and Staff

Executive

Dr. Angie Paccione , Executive Director

Dr. Ben Boggs , Chief of Staff / Deputy Executive Director
Renee Patilla , Executive Assistant to the Executive Director
Jimmy Rogers , Director of Information Technology
Michael Konken , IT Systems Administrator
Dr. Roberto Montoya , Chief Educational Equity Officer
Amina Bouayad , Equity Coordinator
Beverly Jones , Director of Industry Partnerships
Megan McDermott , Senior Director of Communications and Community Engagement & Public Information Officer
Edward Quinones , Communications Specialist
Aayjah Royston , Digital Communications Coordinator
Nicole Simmons-Rochon , Strategic Coordinator
Chloe Figg , Legislative Liaison
Beth Hunter , Graphic Designer
Erin McDonnell , Special Projects/Study Colorado Director
Bernadette Esquibel , Front Desk Receptionist

Budget and Finance

Vacant Vacant , Chief Financial Officer

Trisha Esquibel , Controller
Ashlee Pate , Deputy Budget Director
Corey Evans , Lead Finance Analyst
Kennedy Evans , Lead Finance Analyst
Gayle Godfrey , Lead Finance Analyst
Theresa Tran , Grant Accountant
Bharathy Wimalanathan , Accountant
Janisse Kadima , Accountant
William "Zach" Benson , Accountant
Roxanne Lang , Budget Accountant
Kimberly Fisher , Fiscal and Reporting Monitor
DeAnna Castaneda , CASFA Program Manager
Taryn Omran , Director of Operations and Project Management
Nanci Goldberg , Educator Program Coordinator
April Gonzales , Educator Program Coordinator
Peggy Hill , COF Administrator
Cholok (Coco) Marial , COF Analyst

Data Analysis, Research and Policy

Michael Vente , Chief Performance Officer and Senior Director of Research and Data Governance

Maggie Yang , Senior Director of Data Systems and Applications
Jay Shah , Database Systems & Web Developer Manager
Adam Kanter , Data Integration Manager
Earl Green , Applications and Database Developer
Eddie Zarate , Applications & Database Developer
Chris Ammons , Research & Policy Analyst
Stan Gladych , Data and Research Analyst
Caitlin McKennie , Talent Pipeline Economist

Division of Private Occupational Schools

Lorna Candler , Chief Occupational Education Officer/Director

Mary Kanaly , Deputy Director & Compliance Officer
Bradlee Uyemura , Compliance Investigator
Rachel Acosta , Program Specialist
Austin Bentz , Program Specialist
Kerrie Solis , Program Specialist
Martha Torres-Recinos , Program Specialist
Kristi Connors , Division Specialist
Bernadette Esquibel , Program Specialist Assistant

Student and Academic Affairs

Dr. Kim Poast , Chief Student Success & Academic Affairs Officer

Carl Einhaus , Senior Director of Student Success & P20 Alignment
Dr. Chris Rasmussen , Senior Director of Academic Pathways & Innovation
Christina Carrillo , Academic Policy Officer and Advocate
Ruthanne Orihuela , Director of Credential Pathways and Prior Learning Initiatives
Chealsye Bowley , Director of Open Education and Learning Innovation
Heather DeLange , Director, Office of Private Postsecondary Education
Sam Fogleman , Educator Preparation Pathway Specialist
Renee Welch , Director of Collegiate Apprenticeships
Sondra Ranum , Director of Early Care and Education Workforce Policy
Peter Fritz , Director of Student Transitions and Degree Completion Initiatives
Jack Wolflink , Coordinator of Innovation Programs

GEAR UP

Christina Ingrum , Program Director

Meghan Cave , Director of College Pathways and Communications
Kelly Zhang , Director of Budget and Grant Compliance
James Anderegg , Application Developer

Colorado Opportunity Scholarship Initiative

Dr. Cynthia Armendariz , Managing Director of COSI

Crystal Annan , COSI Program Director
Carla Castillo , Senior Program Manager
Jacquie Granados , Program Manager
Kolby Knupp , Program Manager
Mariana DelMonte-Gladstone , COSI & Second Chance Program Coordinator
Marie Snow , Program Coordinator
Kelly Perry-Cochrant , Grant Accountant
Melissa Olvera , MSW Intern

My Colorado Journey (Outreach & Community Engagement)

Outreach and Community Engagement
Twyla Esquibel , Director of Outreach

Annie Ngo , Outreach Navigator
Sarah Collette , FAFSA Coordinator
Violeta Apodaca , Foster Care Student Navigator
Teresa Fowler , Foster Care Student Navigator
Phyllis Gebre-Michael , Foster Care Student Navigator
Shannon Walsh , Foster Care Student Navigator

CO HELPS (Colorado Healthcare Experiential Pathways to Success)

Renee Welch , Director of Collegiate Apprenticeships

Sarah Pak , Collegiate Apprenticeship Employer Relations Manager
Katy Zeigler , Collegiate Apprenticeship Communications Coordinator
Richard Mizerak , Data and Research Analyst
Debbie Shackelford , Healthcare Apprenticeship Consultant

College Assist

(720) 264-8500 Dana Caruso , Senior Accountant

Anastasia Dvoeglazova , Senior Grant Accountant
Cynthia Langan , Human Resource Director
Lynn Overton , Program Assistant II

CollegeInvest

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Angela Baier , Chief Executive Officer

Michael Beindorff , Creative/Online Manager
Doris Blain , Administrative Assistant II
Mike Blake , Chief Marketing Officer
Ricardo Corral , Database Developer
Max Duggan , Operations Representative
Tamara Foster , Employer Plan Director
Jeff Gammon , Chief Information Officer
Marcy Garramore , Controller
Joe Giulitto , Advisor Relations Manager
Julie Gorman , Employer Plan Associate
Brennan Hannon , Advisor Relations Manager
Steve Hardy , Sr. Network Eng & Info Security Specialist
Kaylynn Hemlock , Employer Plan Advisor
Chris Hosek , Senior Accountant/Budget Analyst
Mike Keglovits , Chief Marketing Officer
Kayden Koch , Accountant I
Larry Larson , Program Manager
Melissa Marshall , Employer Plan Advisor
James McKinney , Senior Customer Service Representative
Mark McKinney , IT Specialist
Deeanna Mondragon , Operations Supervisor
Jon Pagnozzi , Sales Director
Tracy Smith , Program Coordinator
Kristin Speedy , IT Security and Compliance Analyst
Peggy Thompson , Business Analyst
Shelley Tirrell , Operations Director
Nicole Vigil , Chief Financial Officer
Justin Wipf , Customer Service Representative

Work Study Students/Front Desk Support


Advisory Committee

Legislative Representatives

Cathy Kipp , Representative

Julie McCluskie , Representative
Kevin Priola , Senator
Tammy Story , Senator
Tonya Van Beber , Representative
Rachel Zenzinger , Senator

Non-legislative Advisory Committee Members

Mark Cavanaugh , IHEC Representative

Federico Chavez , Student Representative
Donnis Hurd , Parent Representative
Colleen O'Neil , K-12 Representative
Dr. Melinda Piket-May , Faculty Representative
Dr. Landon Pirius , Academic Council Representative
Steve Schwartz , Institutional Finance Representative
Colorado Commission on Higher Education

Commissioners

Sarah Hughes , Chair

Josh Scott , Vice Chair
Berrick Abramson
Lisandra Gonzales
Aaron Harber
Teresa Kostenbauer
Steven Meyer
Ana Temu Otting
Steven Trujillo
Eric Tucker
Jim Wilson
Stakeholder Groups







Academic Council

Dr. Mohamed Abdelrahman , Provost and Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs

Mark Anderson , Provost
Dr. Josh Baker , VP Instructional Services
Kent Buchanan , Vice President of Academic Affairs
Dr. Karen Ferguson , Provost and VP
Dr. Vicki Golich , Provost & VP for Academic Affairs
Dr. Kurt Hass , Interim Vice President of Academic Affairs
Richard Holz , Provost
Dr. Michael Lightner , VP for Academic Affairs
Dr. Rick Miranda , Provost & Executive VP
Dr. William Niemi , VP for Academic Affairs
Dr. Cheryl Nixon , Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs
Landon Pirius , Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs
Kathryn Regjo , Vice President of Academic Affairs
Dr. Russ Rothamer , Interim Vice President of Academic Affairs
Linda Van Doren , Chief Academic Officer

Admission Council

Kent Bauer , Vice President for Student Success/Registrar

Chris Beiswagner , Director of Admission Services
Carolyn Benyshek , Director of Academy Admissions
Kris Binard , Associate Vice President of Enrollment Management and Student Success
Judi Bonacquisti , Associate Vice President for Enrollment Services
Darcy Briggs-Jackson , Registrar/Director of Enrollment Services and Admissions
Sean Broghammer , Director of Admissions
Tan Bui , Registrar
Andy Burns , Director of Admissions and Advising
Eric Carpio , Assistant Vice President of Enrollment Management
Jana Cline , Counselor
Sharaya Cowan , Director of Admissions
Matthew Cox , Director of Enrollment Management/Registrar
Heather Daniels , Senior Associate Director in Admissions
Chad Debono , Vice President of Administrative Services/Institutional Effectiveness
Bernadine DeGarbo , Admissions and Records
Chris Dowen , Assistant Vice Chancellor of Undergraduate Admissions and K-12 Outreach
Doug Driver , Director of Western Office of Institutional Research
Derry Ebert , Dean of Enrollment
Carl Einhaus , Director of Student Affairs
Tresa England , Dean of Enrollment Services/Registrar
Janet Erickson , Dean of Admissions
Kim Frisch , Dean of Admissions
Lisa Garcia-Hanson , Director of Admissions
Chrissy Holliday , Director of Admissions
Jeffrey Horner , Director of Enrollment Services, Records & Testing
Keith Howard , Vice President of Student Affairs
Matt Jamison , Dean of Student Services Boulder County
Carlos Jimenez , Director of Admissions for Outreach and Recruitment
Lori Kester , Associate VP for Enrollment Management
Nahum Kisner , Director, College Opportunity & Student Outreach
Maija Kurtz , Director of Admissions and Records
Shane Larson , Assistant Vice President of Enrollment Services
Michelle Liu , Senior Consultant: Innovation, Choice and Engagement Division Office of Postsecondary Readiness
Dr. John (Derek) Lopez , Director of Enrollment Services
Kevin MacLennan , Director of Admissions
Jason Makowsky , Associate Director of Undergraduate Admissions & International Recruitment
Roxanne Manske , Manager, Enrollment Services/Registrar
John Marshall , Vice President of Student Services
Kim Maxwell , Director of Admissions
Kim Medina , Director of Admissions
Jeff Paolucci , Vice President of Student Services
Dr. Kim Poast , Chief Student Success & Academic Affairs Officer
Dr. Dean M. Rathe , Director of Enrollment Services
Todd Rinehart , Associate Vice Chancellor and Director of Admission
Jim Rizzuto , President
Terry J. Ruch , Director of Admission
Misti Ruthven , Director of Postsecondary Readiness
Elena Sandoval-Lucero , Vice President of Student Services
John Schmahl , Director of Student Services
Connie Simpson , Dean of Student Services
Brad Smith , Vice President of Student Services/Director of Advising & Recruitment
Carla Stein , Dean of Student Services
Renee Tastad , Dean of Student Services
Stuart Thomas , Registrar, Records
Vaughn Toland , Director of Admissions and Outreach

Early College Design Stakeholder Committee

Charles Dukes , Director of College Readiness

Matt Griswold , Director, College Pathways
Arlie Huffman , Assistant Principal
Lauren Jones , CTE-Career Guidance Trainer
Keith King , Colorado State Senator
Kristin Klopfenstein , Executive Director, Education Innovation Institute
Robert Lessig , English Chair
Matt McKeever , Dean, Community & Workforce Partnerships
Carolyn Quayle , Counselor & Concurrent Enrollment Advisor
Misti Ruthven , Secondary Initiatives
Janet Santos , Sr. Policy Research Analyst
Teresa Stuart
Diane Ward , Director of State Education Policy
Kirk Weber , Audit
Tim Wilkerson , College Pathways Coordinator
Matthew Willis , Assistant Principal

Faculty Advisory Council (CFAC)

Wayne Artis , Chairman

Phil Crossley , Secretary
Jeff London , Vice Chair
Joanne Addison
Peter Anathamatten
William Ashcraft
James Ayers
Amy Braziller
Terry Bridgman
Kathryn Carpenter
Staff CU Boulder
Robert Ferry
Tim Gallagher
Lisa Gallegos
Lynne Howard
Jacqueline Jones
Maja Krakowiak
Jessica Kruger , Executive Committee
Ian Macgillivray
Dawnelle Mathis
John McDowell
Michael Mincic
Ronda Monheiser , Exectuve Committee
Isabella Muturi Sauve
Jennifer Newman
Kelly O'Dell , Executive Committee
Melinda Piket-May
Barbara Prinari
Valerie Reifschneider
Michael Reyelts
Charles Nicolas Saenz
Ryan Smith
Ryan Smith
Sierra Swearingen
Martha Thayer
Ayelet Zur-Nayberg

GE Council

Wayne Artis , Professor & Assistant to VPIS (History)

Joann Brennan , Interim Associate Vice Chancellor for Faculty Affairs
Darcy Briggs , Registrar/Director of Enrollment Services
Helen Caprioglio , Assistant Provost for Assessment, Student Learning, and Effectiveness (Biology)
Linda Comeaux , Vice President of Instruction
Dr. Tony Contento , Assistant Provost for Academics
Charlie Couch , University Registrar
Margaret Doell , Assistant VP, Academic Affairs (Visual Arts)
Melanie Hulbert , Associate VP for Academic Affairs (Sociology)
K. Alex Ilyasova , Associate Dean, College of Letters, Arts & Sciences (English)
Danen Jobe , Director of Academic Programs and Curriculum
Lori Kester , Associate VP for Enrollment Management
Carol Kuper , SFCC Academic Rep, Lead Mathematics Faculty, Director of GT Pathways Compliance
Jeff London , Associate Professor (Criminal Justice & Criminology)
Kelly Long , Vice Provost for Undergraduate Affairs (History)
Nancy Matchett , Interim Associate Provost for Undergraduate Studies
Peter McCormick , Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs
Gillian McKnight-Tutein , Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs
Aparna Palmer , Assistant Vice President of Academic Affairs for Student and Faculty Success
Kathryn Regjo , Vice President of Academic Affairs
Scott Reichel , Academic Dean of Arts and Sciences
Shaun Schafer , Associate Vice President, Curriculum and Policy Development
Patrick Tally , Interim Assistant Dean for Curricular Affairs (History)

Math Pathways Task Force

Dr. Dean Allison , Chair

Bob Cohen , Member
Jennifer Loseke , Member
Heidi Loshbaugh , Member
Bruce Lundberg , Member
Ken McLaughlin , Member
Greg Oman , Member
Tracy White , Member
Stacy Yarnell , Member
Steve Aldrich , Member
Sandy Gilpin , Member
Gary Olson , Member
Rick Ott , Member
Ann Cushman , Member
Dr. Lindsay Packer , Member
Dr. Shelly Ray , Member
Dr. Rob Tubbs , Member
Dr. Alexsis Venter , Member
Rick Miranda , Senior Advisor
Dr. Macgillivray Ian , State Facilitator
Spencer Ellis , State Staffer

Registrar Council

Tracy Barber , Registrar

Dennis Becker , Registrar
Barb Benedict , Registrar
Lauren Berg , Registrar
Charlie Couch , University Registrar
Judi Diaz Bonacquisti , AVP Enrollment Srvcs
Sonia Gonzales , Registrar
Cathy Gorrell , Intl Student Srvcs Coordinator
Theresa Groff , Assistant Registrar
Ginny Hayes , Registrar
Christy Holden , Registrar
Carrie John , Registrar
Lori Kester , Associate VP for Enrollment Management
Janet Ludwig , Assistant Director of Credentials Evaluation
Belen Maestas , Registrar
Ashley D Moran , Registrar
Paul Myskiw , Registrar
Katie Pederson , Registrar
Linda Perciante , University Registrar
Heather Peterson , Registrar
Amy Robertshaw , Registrar
Theresa Rodriguez , Registrar
Darla Ruff , Registrar
Chris Seng , Registrar
Holly Teal , Registrar
Stuart Thomas , Registrar
Amber Thompson , Registrar
Vaughn Toland , Director of Admissions
Natalie Torres , Associate Registrar
vacant vacant , Registrar
Kristi Wold-McCormick , Registrar

Student Affairs Council

Kent Bauer , VP Student Success

Kris Binard , AVP Enroll Mgt/Student Success
Raul Cardenas , Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs
Deb Coffin , Interim Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs
Tisha Corbett , Director of Student Services
Judi Diaz-Bonaquisti , Vice President for Enrollment Services and Student Success
Chris Dowen , Assistant Vice Chancelor Admissions K-12 Outreach
Jason Doyle , Enrollment Management Systems Officer
Carl Einhaus , Director of Student Affairs
Lisa Fowler , Vice President of Student Success
Dan Fox , Vice President for Student Life/Dean of Students
Kerry Gabrielson , Vice President of Student Services
Wesley Homer , Vice Chancelor of Student Success & Enrollment Management
Wesley Homer , Vice Chancellor for Student Success & Enrollment Management
Keith Howard , Vice President of Student Affairs
Liz Howell , Assistant to Vice President
Blanche M. Hughes , Vice President for Student Affairs
Feliz Lopez , Vice President for Student Success
Kenneth Marquez , Dean of Student Affairs
John Marshall , Vice President of Student Services
John-Thomas Martinez , Assistant to Vice President
Patricia Matijevic , Chief Student Services Officer
Lisa Mayte-Edwards , Vice President of Student Affairs
Shannon McCasland , Assistant Dean of Student Services
Angela McMurdy , Director of Student Services
Derek Morgan , Associate Dean of Students
Barbara Morris , Provost
Kim Okamoto , Assistant to Vice President
Jeff Paolucci , Vice President of Student Services
Cynthia Phillips , Assistant to Vice President
Gary Pierson , Vice President for Student Affairs & Dean of Students
Katrina Rodriguez , Acting AVP for Student Engagement & Dean of Students
Cheryl Sanchez , Vice President for Student Services & Institutional Research
Elena Sandoval-Lucero , Vice President of Student Services & Enrollment Management
John Schmahl , Director of Student Services
Kevin Simpson , Director of Student Services
David Smith , Vice President of Instruction/Student Services
Steven Smith , Dean of Student Success
Lin Stickler , Vice President of Student Affairs
Sandy Veltri , VP of Academic & Student Services
Katherine Waltz
Homer Wesley , Vice Chancelor of Student Success & Enrollment Management
Keith Wilder , Dean
Glenna Witt Sexton , Vice President for Student Affairs

Admission and Transfer Policy Review

Sean Broghammer , Director of Admissions

Andy Burns , Director of Admissions
Eric Carpio , Assistant Vice President of Enrollment Management
Karen Copetas , Vice President for Enrollment Management
Kady Dodds Lanoha , Chief of Staff and Strategy
Carl Einhaus , Director of Enrollment Services
Emmy Glancy , Academic Policy Officer
Lori Kester , Associate VP for Enrollment Management
Kevin MacLennan , Director of Admissions
John Marshall , Vice President for Student Services
Kim Medina , Director of Admission
Paul Myskiw , Registrar
Jo O'Brien , Assessment, Research and Evaluation
Renee Orlick , Director of Admissions Operations
Vaughn Toland , Director of Admissions
Tamara White , Director of Admission and Access Policy
Paula Yanish , Director, Student Success Center

Remedial Education Policy Review

Mary Axelson , Faculty, Developmental Studies

Sonia Brandon , Director of Institutional Research
Bitsy Cohn , Developmental Education Coordinator
Eric Dunker , Director, Assessment and Testing
Peter Fritz , Dropout Prevention and Student Engagement
Sandra Gilpin , Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
John Lanning , Asst. Vice Chancellor for Undergraduate Experience
Karen Lemke , Director of College Readiness Programs
Judith Martinez , Director, Office of Dropout Prevention and Student Engagement
Bill Niemi , VP for Academic Affairs
Karen Raymond , Senior Research Analyst
Kay Schneider , Director of Assessment
Cindy Somers , Dean of Math, Business & Technology
Rob Umbaugh , Associate Dean, Learning & Organizational Development
Tamara White Johnson , Director of Admission and Access Policy
Frank Zizza , Department Chair