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School Administration and Dean's Office Staff


Name and Title

 Contact Info


Paul Teske 

Paul Teske

Dean and Distinguished Professor ​​​

(303) 315-2805

Strategic leadership; community relations; school and university policies; campus and system relations 

Kelly Hupfeld 

Kelly Hupfeld

 Associate Dean

(303) 315-2898

Student services and outreach

Callie Rennison

Associate Dean and Professor

Director, MCJ Program

(303) 315-2813​


Faculty affairs


Kathy Kilpatrick

Assistant Dean 

(303) 315-2870

Operations and finance

                            Dean's Office Staff -- Alphabetical by Last Name

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​Lauren Davis

Course and Data Coordinator​

​Course planning, scheduling and administration​; reporting

Rob Drouillard 

Rob Drouillard

Director of Information Technology

(303) 315-2211



Brendan Hardy

Director of Student Recruitment and Career Services

(303) 315-2227

Fall 2015 Office Hours:
By Appointment

Student recruitment, career services, job portal, scholarships

Dominique Lusnia

Human Resources/
Administrative Assistant

(303) 315 - 2089

Dean's office administration, human resources​
Sean McCandless

Academic Support Coordinator
(303) 315-0175
Student writing assistance and research support


John Merritt

Director of Communications

(303) 315-0174

Communications, marketing, media relations, social media, website


Udobong Obotette

Business Professional/Accountant

(303) 315-0118


Accounting and procurement

Lauren Rogers

Director, Grants and Contracts

(303) 315-2085

Research grants and contracts
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Elizabeth Pae

Director, Human Resources

(303) 315-0039

Human resources
Antoinette Sandoval

Antoinette Sandoval

Student Services Coordinator

(303) 315-2487


Student last name M-Z

Student services

Dawn Savage

Dawn Savage

Student Services Coordinator

(303) 315-2743

Student last name A-L

Student services


Nora Scanlon

Criminal Justice Advisor/Program Coordinator

(303) 315-0021

CJ student services

Chris Smith

Chris Smith

Faculty and Academic Affairs Coordinator

Assistant to the Dean

(303) 315-2074

Faculty and academic affairs; scheduling for the dean 

Sara Sprong

Marketing Coordinator

(303) 315 - 0017

Social media and marketing
Scott Steinbrecher

Scott Steinbrecher

Coordinator of International Student Programs

(303) 315-2755


Fall 2015 Office Hours:

M, W, Th, F 9am-4pm
Tues. noon-4pm
by appointment

International student and visiting scholar programs and advising

Kathryn Werner

Alumni Relations and Events Coordinator

(303) 315-0016

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