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Department of Higher Education

Administration and Staff

Dr. Angie PaccioneExecutive Director
Ms. Inta MorrisChief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer
Ms. Amanda DeLaRosaChief of Staff
Ms. Katie ZabackSenior Policy Director
Ms. Katrina SmithExecutive Assistant to the Executive Director and Front Desk Manager
Ms. Chloe MuggLegislative Liaison
Ms. Bernadette EsquibelFront Desk Receptionist

Advocacy and Outreach

Ms. Lorna CandlerDirector of DPOS
Ms. Heather DeLangeDirector, Office of Private Postsecondary Education
Ms. Megan McDermottDirector of Communications
Ms. Erin McDonnellSpecial Projects/Study Colorado Coordinator
Ms. Lindsay SandovalCommunications and Social Media Strategist
Ms. Beth HunterGraphic Designer

Budget and Finance

Mr. Jason SchrockSenior Finance Director
Ms. Trisha EsquibelController
Ms. Emily BurnsLead Finance Analyst
Ms. Katie WagnonLead Finance Analyst
Ms. Emma FedorchukBudget and Finance Analyst
Ms. Theresa TranFiscal Analyst/Accountant
Mr. Jay HaleFinancial Assistant
Ms. Peggy HillCOF Manager
Ms. Cholok (Coco) MarialCOF Analyst

Data Analysis and Research

Dr. Lauren RamsayChief Strategy and Research Officer
Mr. Michael VenteDirector of Research
Ms. Maggie YangDirector of Data Systems and Applications
Mr. Greg ReeseDirector of Information Technology
Mr. Chris AmmonsResearch Analyst
Dr. Brandon McReynoldsTalent Development Research Analyst and Postsecondary Coordinator
Ms. Stephanie RickerAcademic Project Manager
Mr. Jay ShahData Systems Engineer/Web Developer
Mr. Bradley TuganSQL & Web Developer

Division of Private Occupational Schools

Ms. Lorna CandlerDirector
Ms. Mary KanalyDeputy Director & Compliance Officer
Ms. Lisa HillProgram Coordinator / Compliance Specialist
Ms. Rachel AcostaProgram Specialist
Ms. April CordovaProgram Specialist
Ms. Carrie HardingProgram Specialist
Mr. Bradlee UyemuraCompliance Investigator
Ms. Amy KnoblauchData & Research Specialist
Ms. Bernadette EsquibelProgram Specialist Assistant

Student and Academic Affairs

Dr. Kim PoastChief Student Success & Academic Affairs Officer
Mr. Carl EinhausSenior Director of Student Success & Academic Affairs
Dr. Brittany LaneDirector of Educator Preparation
Dr. Karen LowensteinEducator Preparation Program Coordinator
Dr. Chris RasmussenDirector of Academic Affairs
Ms. Christina CarrilloAcademic Policy Officer and Advocate
Mr. Spencer EllisDirector of Educational Innovation
Ms. Robin GentrySQL/Web Developer

GEAR UP Pre-Collegiate Program

Ms. Christina IngrumProgram Director
Ms. Meghan CaveDirector of College Pathways and Communications
Ms. Kelly ZhangDirector of Budget and Grant Compliance
Mr. Alexander CreightonApplication Developer

College Assist
(720) 264-8500
Ms. Dana CarusoSenior Accountant
Ms. Anastasia DvoeglazovaSenior Grant Accountant
Ms. Peggy HillCOF Manager
Ms. Cynthia LanganHuman Resource Director
Ms. Cholok (Coco) MarialCOF Assistant
Ms. Lynn OvertonProgram Assistant II

College In Colorado
1600 Broadway
Suite 2200
Denver, CO  80202

Ms. Julia PirnackDirector
Mr. Alfredo (Freddy) BurciagaDirector of Outreach and Financial Education
Ms. Twyla EsquibelProgram Coordinator
Ms. Jamie BurciagaEducation Coach

1600 Broadway
Suite 2300
Denver, CO  80202

Ms. Angela BaierChief Executive Officer
Mr. Michael BeindorffCreative/Online Manager
Ms. Doris BlainAdministrative Assistant II
Mr. Mike BlakeChief Marketing Officer
Mr. Ricardo CorralDatabase Developer
Max DugganOperations Representative
Ms. Tamara FosterEmployer Plan Director
Mr. Jeff GammonChief Information Officer
Ms. Marcy GarramoreController
Joe GiulittoAdvisor Relations Manager
Julie GormanEmployer Plan Associate
Brennan HannonAdvisor Relations Manager
Mr. Steve HardySr. Network Eng & Info Security Specialist
Ms. Kaylynn HemlockEmployer Plan Advisor
Mr. Chris HosekSenior Accountant/Budget Analyst
Mike KeglovitsChief Marketing Officer
Mr. Kayden KochAccountant I
Mr. Larry LarsonProgram Manager
Ms. Melissa MarshallEmployer Plan Advisor
Mr. James McKinneySenior Customer Service Representative
Mr. Mark McKinneyIT Specialist
Ms. Deeanna MondragonOperations Supervisor
Mr. Jon PagnozziSales Director
Ms. Tracy SmithProgram Coordinator
Ms. Kristin SpeedyIT Security and Compliance Analyst
Ms. Peggy ThompsonBusiness Analyst
Ms. Shelley TirrellOperations Director
Ms. Nicole VigilChief Financial Officer
Mr. Justin WipfCustomer Service Representative

Colorado Opportunity Scholarship Initiative

Ms. Shelley BankerDirector
Dr. Cynthia ArmendarizProgram Director
Ms. Carla CastilloStudent Success Network Manager
Ms. Jacquie GranadosStudent Success Network Coordinator
Ms. Lindsey KnowldenMSW Intern
Ms. Angelica ValdezCareerWise Apprentice

Work Study Students/Front Desk Support

Ms. Jasmine AllenWork Study (MSU)
Mr. Shawn GreeneWork Study (MSU)

Advisory Committee
Legislative Representatives

Cathy KippRepresentative
Paul LundeenSenator
Julie McCluskieRepresentative
Tammy StorySenator
Nancy ToddSenator
Kevin Van WinkleRepresentative

Non-legislative Advisory Committee Members

Wayne ArtisFaculty Representative
Mark CavanaughIHEC Representative
Troy FossettStudent Advisor
Chad MarturanoInstitutional Finance Representative
Dr. Rick MirandaAcademic Affairs Advisor
Christina PowellParent Advisor
Misti RuthvenK-12 Representative

Colorado Commission on Higher Education

Mr. Luis ColonChair
Mr. Renny Fagan
Ms. Maia Babbs
Ms. Mary Beth Buescher
Ms. Cassie Gannett
Ms. Jeanette Garcia
Ms. Vanecia Kerr
Ms. Pardis Mahdavi
Mr. Tom McGimpsey
Dr. Monte Moses

Stakeholder Groups

Academic Council
1600 Broadway
Denver, CO  80202

Dr. Mohamed AbdelrahmanProvost and Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs
Mr. Mark AndersonProvost
Dr. Josh BakerVP Instructional Services
Dr. Thomas BoydAssociate Provost
Dr. Karen FergusonProvost and VP
Dr. Vicki GolichProvost & VP for Academic Affairs
Dr. Kurt HassInterim Vice President of Academic Affairs
Dr. Theo KalikowInterim Provost
Ms. Kathy Kiser-MillerVice President of Academic Affairs & Vice President and Campus Dean
Dr. Michael LightnerVP for Academic Affairs
Dr. Rick MirandaProvost & Executive VP
Dr. William NiemiVP for Academic Affairs
Dr. Jesse PetersProvost & VP for Academic Affairs
Landon PiriusInterim Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost
Dr. Russ RothamerInterim Vice President of Academic Affairs
Linda Van DorenChief Academic Officer
Dr. Joaquin VilaVice President for Academic Affairs

Admission Council

Mr. Kent BauerVice President for Student Success/Registrar
Mr. Chris BeiswagnerDirector of Admission Services
Ms. Carolyn BenyshekDirector of Academy Admissions
Kris BinardAssociate Vice President of Enrollment Management and Student Success
Ms. Judi BonacquistiAssociate Vice President for Enrollment Services
Ms. Heather BoydAssociate Vice President, Enrollment Management
Darcy Briggs-JacksonRegistrar/Director of Enrollment Services and Admissions
Sean BroghammerDirector of Admissions
Tan BuiRegistrar
Andy BurnsDirector of Admissions and Advising
Mr. Eric CarpioAssistant Vice President of Enrollment Management
Ms. Jana ClineCounselor
Mr. Matthew CoxDirector of Enrollment Management/Registrar
Heather DanielsSenior Associate Director in Admissions
Mr. Chad DebonoVice President of Administrative Services/Institutional Effectiveness
Ms. Bernadine DeGarboAdmissions and Records
Mr. Chris DowenAssistant Vice Chancellor of Undergraduate Admissions and K-12 Outreach
Mr. Doug DriverDirector of Western Office of Institutional Research
Mr. Derry EbertDean of Enrollment
Mr. Carl EinhausDirector of Student Affairs
Ms. Tresa EnglandDean of Enrollment Services/Registrar
Ms. Janet EricksonDean of Admissions
Ms. Kim FrischDean of Admissions
Ms. Lisa Garcia-HansonDirector of Admissions
Mr. Bruce GoetzDirector of Admissions
Ms. Chrissy HollidayDirector of Admissions
Mr. Jeffrey HornerDirector of Enrollment Services, Records & Testing
Mr. Keith HowardVice President of Student Affairs
Mr. Matt JamisonDean of Student Services Boulder County
Mr. Carlos JimenezDirector of Admissions for Outreach and Recruitment
Ms. Lori KesterDean of Enrollment Services
Nahum KisnerDirector, College Opportunity & Student Outreach
Ms. Maija KurtzDirector of Admissions and Records
Ms. Shane LarsonAssistant Vice President of Enrollment Services
Mr. Michelle LiuSenior Consultant: Innovation, Choice and Engagement Division Office of Postsecondary Readiness
Dr. John (Derek) LopezDirector of Enrollment Services
Kevin MacLennanDirector of Admissions
Mr. Jason MakowskyAssociate Director of Undergraduate Admissions & International Recruitment
Ms. Roxanne ManskeManager, Enrollment Services/Registrar
Mr. John MarshallVice President of Student Services
Ms. Kim MaxwellDirector of Admissions
Ms. Kim MedinaDirector of Admissions
Mr. Jared MeierDirector of Admissions
Russ MeyerInterim: Chief Student Success & Academic Affairs Officer
Mr. Jeff PaolucciVice President of Student Services
Dr. Dean M. RatheDirector of Enrollment Services
Mr. Todd RinehartAssociate Vice Chancellor and Director of Admission
Mr. Jim RizzutoPresident
Mr. Terry J. RuchDirector of Admission
Ms. Misti RuthvenDirector of Postsecondary Readiness
Ms. Elena Sandoval-LuceroVice President of Student Services
Mr. John SchmahlDirector of Student Services
Ms. Connie SimpsonDean of Student Services
Mr. Brad SmithVice President of Student Services/Director of Advising & Recruitment
Ms. Carla SteinDean of Student Services
Ms. Renee TastadDean of Student Services
Mr. Stuart ThomasRegistrar, Records
Vaughn TolandDirector of Admissions and Outreach

Advising Working Group

Dean AllisonChair
Cushman AnnMember
Gaye DigregorioMember
Nimol HenMember
Brook KoltunMember
Michael McManusMember
Carol SmithMember

Communication Working Group

Ian MacgillivrayChair
Dean AllisonMember
Spencer EllisMember

Curriculum Working Group

Shelly RayChair
Sandy GilpinMember
Rick OttMember
Rob TubbsMember
Alexsis VentnerMember

Early College Design Stakeholder Committee

Charles DukesDirector of College Readiness
Matt GriswoldDirector, College Pathways
Arlie HuffmanAssistant Principal
Lauren JonesCTE-Career Guidance Trainer
Keith KingColorado State Senator
Kristin KlopfensteinExecutive Director, Education Innovation Institute
Robert LessigEnglish Chair
Matt McKeeverDean, Community & Workforce Partnerships
Carolyn QuayleCounselor & Concurrent Enrollment Advisor
Misti RuthvenSecondary Initiatives
Janet SantosSr. Policy Research Analyst
Teresa Stuart
Diane WardDirector of State Education Policy
Kirk WeberAudit
Tim WilkersonCollege Pathways Coordinator
Matthew WillisAssistant Principal

Faculty Advisory Council (CFAC)

Mr. Wayne ArtisChairman
Phil CrossleySecretary
Jeff LondonVice Chair
Joanne Addison
Mr. 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 KrugerExecutive Committee
Ian Macgillivray
Dawnelle Mathis
John McDowell
Mr. Michael Mincic
Ronda MonheiserExectuve Committee
Isabella Muturi Sauve
Jennifer Newman
Kelly O'DellExecutive 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
1600 Broadway
Suite 2200
Denver, CO  80202

Wayne ArtisProfessor & Assistant to VPIS (History)
Ann BentzAssistant Provost for Academic Affairs (Physiology)
Darcy BriggsRegistrar/Director of Enrollment Services
Helen CaprioglioAssistant Provost for Assessment, Student Learning, and Effectiveness (Biology)
Linda ComeauxVice President of Instruction
Dr. Tony ContentoGeneral Education Program Coordinator (Biological Sciences)
Charlie CouchUniversity Registrar
Margaret DoellAssistant VP, Academic Affairs (Visual Arts)
Tricia DouthitInterim Registrar
Rhonda EpperVP for Academic Affairs/Provost
Jeff FranklinProfessor and Associate Vice Chancellor for Undergraduate Experiences (English)
Michael GageDirector of Student Support and Outreach
Kurt HaasAssistant VP of Academic Affairs (English)
Chad HarrisInterim Associate VP for Curriculum & Academic Effectiveness (Exercise Science)
Melanie HulbertAssociate VP for Academic Affairs (Sociology)
K. Alex IlyasovaAssociate Dean, College of Letters, Arts & Sciences (English)
Kathy Kiser-MillerVice President, Dean Steamboat Springs Campus & Interim Vice President of Academic Affairs
Carol KuperSFCC Academic Rep, Lead Mathematics Faculty, Director of GT Pathways Compliance
Jeff LondonAssociate Professor (Criminal Justice & Criminology)
Kelly LongVice Provost for Undergraduate Affairs (History)
Peter McCormickAssociate Vice President for Academic Affairs
Aparna PalmerAssistant Vice President of Academic Affairs for Student and Faculty Success
Scott ReichelAcademic Dean of Arts and Sciences
Patrick TallyInterim Assistant Dean for Curricular Affairs (History)

Math Pathways Task Force

Dr. Dean AllisonChair
Bob CohenMember
Jennifer LosekeMember
Heidi LoshbaughMember
Bruce LundbergMember
Ken McLaughlinMember
Greg OmanMember
Tracy WhiteMember
Stacy YarnellMember
Steve AldrichMember
Sandy GilpinMember
Gary OlsonMember
Rick OttMember
Ann CushmanMember
Dr. Lindsay PackerMember
Dr. Shelly RayMember
Dr. Rob TubbsMember
Dr. Alexsis VenterMember
Rick MirandaSenior Advisor
Dr. Macgillivray IanState Facilitator
Spencer EllisState Staffer

Registrar Council

Tracy BarberRegistrar
Dennis BeckerRegistrar
Barb BenedictRegistrar
Lauren BergRegistrar
Charlie CouchUniversity Registrar
Judi Diaz BonacquistiAVP Enrollment Srvcs
Sonia GonzalesRegistrar
Cathy GorrellIntl Student Srvcs Coordinator
Theresa GroffAssistant Registrar
Ginny HayesRegistrar
Christy HoldenRegistrar
Carrie JohnRegistrar
Janet LudwigAssistant Director of Credentials Evaluation
Belen MaestasRegistrar
Lara MedleyRegistrar
Ashley D MoranRegistrar
Linda PercianteUniversity Registrar
Heather PetersonRegistrar
Dean RatheExecutive Director, Enrollment Services
Amy RobertshawRegistrar
Theresa RodriguezRegistrar
Darla RuffRegistrar
Chris SengRegistrar
Holly TealRegistrar
Stuart ThomasRegistrar
Amber ThompsonRegistrar
Jim TisdaleRegistrar
Vaughn TolandDirector of Admissions
Natalie TorresAssociate Registrar
vacant vacantRegistrar
Kristi Wold-McCormickRegistrar

Student Affairs Council
1600 Broadway
Suite 2200
Denver, CO  80202

Mr. Kent BauerVP Student Success
Kris BinardAVP Enroll Mgt/Student Success
Mr. Raul Cardenas Jr.Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs
Ms. Deb CoffinInterim Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs
Ms. Tisha CorbettDirector of Student Services
Ms. Judi Diaz-BonaquistiVice President for Enrollment Services and Student Success
Mr. Chris DowenAssistant Vice Chancelor Admissions K-12 Outreach
Mr. Jason DoyleEnrollment Management Systems Officer
Mr. Carl EinhausDirector of Student Affairs
Ms. Lisa FowlerVice President of Student Success
Mr. Dan FoxVice President for Student Life/Dean of Students
Kerry GabrielsonVice President of Student Services
Mr. Wesley HomerVice Chancelor of Student Success & Enrollment Management
Wesley HomerVice Chancellor for Student Success & Enrollment Management
Mr. Keith HowardVice President of Student Affairs
Ms. Liz HowellAssistant to Vice President
Mr. Blanche M. HughesVice President for Student Affairs
Feliz LopezVice President for Student Success
Mr. Kenneth MarquezDean of Student Affairs
Mr. John MarshallVice President of Student Services
Mr. John-Thomas MartinezAssistant to Vice President
Ms. Patricia MatijevicChief Student Services Officer
Lisa Mayte-EdwardsVice President of Student Affairs
Ms. Shannon McCaslandAssistant Dean of Student Services
Ms. Angela McMurdyDirector of Student Services
Mr. Derek MorganAssociate Dean of Students
Ms. Barbara MorrisProvost
Ms. Kim OkamotoAssistant to Vice President
Mr. Jeff PaolucciVice President of Student Services
Ms. Cynthia PhillipsAssistant to Vice President
Mr. Gary PiersonVice President for Student Affairs & Dean of Students
Ms. Katrina RodriguezActing AVP for Student Engagement & Dean of Students
Ms. Cheryl SanchezVice President for Student Services & Institutional Research
Ms. Elena Sandoval-LuceroVice President of Student Services & Enrollment Management
Mr. John SchmahlDirector of Student Services
Mr. Kevin SimpsonDirector of Student Services
Mr. David SmithVice President of Instruction/Student Services
Mr. Steven SmithDean of Student Success
Ms. Lin SticklerVice President of Student Affairs
Sandy VeltriVP of Academic & Student Services
Ms. Katherine Waltz
Mr. Homer WesleyVice Chancelor of Student Success & Enrollment Management
Keith WilderDean
Ms. Glenna Witt SextonVice President for Student Affairs

Support & Professional Development Working Group

Lindsay PackerChair
Sandy GilpinMember
James GrayMember
Heidi LoshbaughMember
Rakissa ManzanaresMember
Shelly RayMember

Admission and Transfer Policy Review

Heather BoydDirector of Enrollment Management
Sean BroghammerDirector of Admissions
Andy BurnsDirector of Admissions
Eric CarpioAssistant Vice President of Enrollment Management
Karen CopetasVice President for Enrollment Management
Kady Dodds LanohaChief of Staff and Strategy
Carl EinhausDirector of Enrollment Services
Emmy GlancyAcademic Policy Officer
Lori KesterDean of Enrollment Services
Kevin MacLennanDirector of Admissions
John MarshallVice President for Student Services
Jo O'BrienAssessment, Research and Evaluation
Renee OrlickDirector of Admissions Operations
Vaughn TolandDirector of Admissions
Tamara WhiteDirector of Admission and Access Policy
Paula YanishDirector, Student Success Center

Remedial Education Policy Review

Mary AxelsonFaculty, Developmental Studies
Sonia BrandonDirector of Institutional Research
Bitsy CohnDevelopmental Education Coordinator
Eric DunkerDirector, Assessment and Testing
Peter FritzDropout Prevention and Student Engagement
Sandra GilpinProvost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
John LanningAsst. Vice Chancellor for Undergraduate Experience
Karen LemkeDirector of College Readiness Programs
Judith MartinezDirector, Office of Dropout Prevention and Student Engagement
Bill NiemiVP for Academic Affairs
Karen RaymondSenior Research Analyst
Kay SchneiderDirector of Assessment
Cindy SomersDean of Math, Business & Technology
Rob UmbaughAssociate Dean, Learning & Organizational Development
Tamara White JohnsonDirector of Admission and Access Policy
Frank ZizzaDepartment Chair



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