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Kristy Frie

Instructor and CU Succeed Liaison


E-mail: Kristy Frie
Office Location: 3015
Phone: Please contact via email
Areas of Expertise:
Citizenship, Interviewing, Persuasion, Rhetoric/Public Address ​

Education & Degrees

BA, Speech Communication, Emphasis in Organizational Communication, Metropolitan State College of Denver, 1992

MA, Language and Communication, Regis University, 2003

Master’s Certificate in Adult Learning, Training and Development, Regis University, 2003


Kristy Frie is an Instructor in the Communication Department and has been teaching since spring 2004. Her coursework emphasis includes rhetoric/public address and organizational communication courses, and she teaches both online and in the classroom. Kristy also has ten years practical work experience in the healthcare field, with a strong background in program planning, training, and sales management.

In Spring 2011, Kristy became the CU Succeed Coordinator for the Communication Department, and works with high schools across Colorado to bring college courses to high school students and provide them with the opportunity to build their college transcripts.

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Courses Taught​

COMM 1001 Presentational Speaking
COMM 2020 Communication, Citizenship, and Social Justice
COMM 2045 Workplace Communication
COMM 2050 Business and Professional Speaking