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Office of Academic Programs

 Academic Programs

The mission of the Office of Academic Programs is to provide oversight for all of the academic programs from student matriculation through graduation, as well as deve​lopment and delivery of professional development and continuing education programs for nurses and students. The functions of the office include development and management of course schedules, management of student-related matters including student academic issues, grievances, compliance, etc, faculty evaluations and learner outcomes and management of the academic program curricula and syllabi.

Contact the Office of Academic Programs​​​

Leigh Small, PhD, RN, CPNP-PC, FNAP, FAANP, FAANAssociate Dean of Academic Programs303-724-8398
Joseph CarfagniniAcademic Affairs Professional303-724-8508
Jodi CropperAcademic Services Program Director303-724-8507
Salina EvansAcademic Services Program Manager303-724-8506
Latrice PettigrewGraduate Program Manager
Glenda RobertsonInstructional Designer303-724-8509

BS Programs​

Susan Bonini, MSN, RNCoordinator of the Integrated Nursing Pathway Program303-724-5934
Salina EvansUndergraduate Program Manager303-724-8506
Tammy SpencerAssistant Dean of the Undergraduate Program (Student Concerns)303-724-8529
Marcia GilbertAssistant Dean of the Undergraduate Program (Operations and Systems)303-724-8691
Leli PedroAssistant Dean of the Undergraduate Program (Faculty Liaison)303-724-8524

Graduate Programs​​​

Rosario Medina, PhD, FNP-BC, ACNP, CNSAssistant Dean of Graduate Programs303-724-8816
Paula Meek, PhD, RN, FAANDirector, PhD Program303-724-2878

Clinical Placements

Kitty ScottClinical Placements Manager303-724-3198
Allison BoyrerCoordinator of Strategic Partnership303-724-8311
Deana AlfonsoAcademic Services Professional303-724-1393
Allison Moravec-RiceClinical Contract Coordinator303-724-1381
Emily WarrenAcademic Services Program Manager303-724-8368
Michele WilcoxenClinical Affairs Placement Specialist303-724-4755

Onsite Clinical Education

Fara Bowler, MS, APRN, ANP-CCEC & Simulation Director 303-724-4766
Krista NeuProgram Assistant303-724-6379
Kathy Foss, MSN, RNSenior Instructor, Faculty303-724-7332
Kerri Reid, MS, RN, CCNSSenior Instructor, Faculty303-724-2513
Kesa HerlihyInstructor, Faculty303-724-4769
Natasha Smith-Holmquist, MS, RN, PNP-CInstructor, Faculty303-724-6279
Peggy SandSimulation Technician303-724-4765

Contact the Office of Lifelong Learning​

Ann Froese-Fretz, MS, RN, CNS, CPNPContinuing Nursing Education Specialist303-724-7463