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Office of Admissions & Student Affairs

Colorado School of Public Health



The mission of the Office of Admissions & Student Affairs (OASA) is to build and foster relationships that enhance the student experience and their career development.​


OASA is your point of contact for assistance in general admissions questions, student organizations, practice-based learning, student events, career services, and other important parts of your experience here at ColoradoSPH.


Please feel free to reach out to us with any questions! Below is contact information for our main office and campus locations. If you are looking for specific administrative staff or faculty, please visit our online directory for assistance or email us​.




Do you need assistance with admissions?

 Amy Hebbert |
Sr. Admissions & Enrollment Specialist
Magda Kucharski |
Sr. Admissions & Enrollment Specialist​

Mary K. Dinger, PhD, CHES, FACSM |
Associate Dean for Admissions & Student Affairs 

Do you have a practice-based learning question?

Heidi M. O’Mara, MPH |
Sr. Practicum Coordinator & Student Affairs Professional

Do you have a career services question?

Katie Brumfield, MA |
Sr. Career Services & Practicum Specialist

Do you have a question about student communications?​

Janet Walters, EdM |​
Admissions & Student Affairs Specialist



Kendra Bigsby, MPH |​
Assistant Director

Kendra Bigsby is the Assistant Director for the Colorado School of Public Health at Colorado State University. Her passion for public health started at an early age and she was serving on community coalitions by the age of 12. During college and after, she enjoyed serving as an HIV/AIDS educator and trainer for the American Red Cross. She received her Master of Public Health (MPH) degree from the University of Michigan in Health Behavior and Health Education. She has since worked at the Hemophilia Foundation of Michigan as a Program Associate and at the Health District of Northern Larimer County as a Program Evaluator, and has volunteered/consulted with local community nonprofits and coalitions including CanDo, the Education and Life Training Center, and Animal House.

Kendra began working with the program in 2008 with the very first students. As Assistant Director, Kendra oversees the day to day operations of the program and serves as practicum coordinator for the CSU MPH students. She is the primary contact for prospective students and enjoys helping others to see how their interests can fit into public health.  Kendra also manages the program’s curriculum, admissions, website, communications, and budgets, and oversees academic advising and student affairs

Erin Strutz, MS |
Academic Support Coordinator

Erin Strutz is the Academic Support Coordinator for the Colorado School of Public Health at Colorado State University. Erin discovered her passion for working with students during her graduate work in Health and Exercise Science at Colorado State University. She enjoys getting to know students and helping them to achieve personal and professional success. Her background in Biobehavioral Health and Health and Exercise Science also lends to her role in the Colorado School of Public Health, and she enjoys learning about student and faculty projects and research in the world of health and wellness. Erin earned her MS in Health and Exercise Science from CSU in 2013 where her research focused on physical activity among elementary-aged children. She has also worked as a Research Coordinator at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine and as an Academic Advisor at Aims Community College. Erin has volunteered as an English as a Second Language tutor for the Mid-state Literacy Council in Pennsylvania and as a community mentor for Partners Mentoring Youth in Fort Collins.

Erin joined the Colorado School of Public Health in July of 2016. Her role focuses foremost on student development and success.  She helps students to choose relevant courses for their particular degree path, supports students in their academic endeavors, connects students to campus resources, and ensures that students are working toward the requirements for successful graduation.

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If you are a current MPH student in the ColoradoSPH at CSU and would like to schedule an advising appointment, click here:​​


Kelly "KC" Hall, MPH, CHES |
Lecturer & Admissions and Student Affairs Coordinator

Colorado School of Public Health

13001 E. 17th Place
Mail Stop B119
Aurora, CO 80045


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