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University of Colorado Denver

Office of Student Life

Meet Our Staff!


Professional StafF

Joe Halter

Joe Halter is the Director of the CU Denver Office of Student Life. Joe is originally from Indiana where he received his Bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education-Social Studies and his Master’s in Higher Education and Student Affairs from Indiana University. When he’s not at work, he’s spending time with his wife, son, and two dogs.



Avery Schellens

Avery Schellens is the Assistant Director of Student Events and Activities. She works on a wide range of projects including: Fall Fest/Spring Fling, monthly events like Hot Topics, Lunch with Lawmakers, Gig Series, Open Mic Night, and many more! 

Nelson Rodriguez

Nelson Rodriguez is the Assistant Director of Student Life working with Student Organizations and Leadership Development.

Megan Frewaldt

Megan Frewaldt is the Assistant Director of Community Engagement.


Lynda Duran

Lynda Duran is coordinator of the Peer Advocate Leaders (PAL) program, which recruits and trains students to serve as peer mentors for first-year students. She completed her master’s degree in counseling psychology degree here at CU Denver. She also sends out the weekly newsletter, “The Outlook" and edits the annual edition of the student handbook and planner.


Student Staff

Raquib Hakeem

Raquib creates promotional flyers and material for each event and also helps runs each event.



Brittany A. Richardson

Brittany A. Richardson, Senior. Originally from Pensacola, Florida. Major: English/Writing Minor: Law Studies and Sustainability. Graduation Date: Fall 2012. Student Staff Writer and Event Programmer.

“Helps program and support educational and entertainment events for the student body”.


Office of Student Life

Phone: 303-556-3399 • Fax: 303-556-3695

Street Address: 900 Auraria Parkway, Suite 303, Denver, CO 80204 • Mailing Address: Campus Box 83, P.O. Box 173364, Denver, CO 80217-3364


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