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Margaret Wood, Ph.D. is the Associate Vice Chancellor of Student Success at the University of Colorado Denver. As Associate Vice Chancellor of Academic Achievement, Dr. Wood coordinates the work in the Office of Undergraduate Research & Creative Activities (OURCA), Learning Resources Center (LRC), Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning (CETL), University Advising (UA), University Honors & Leadership (UHL), and Student Transitions & Family Engagement (STFE) as they strive to provide unparalleled academic experiences for students at CU Denver.

Dr. Wood is a professor of anthropology/archaeology in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences. She previously served as the Director of the Center for Faculty Development at CU Denver. Prior to joining CU, Dr. Wood was the founding Director of the Center for Teaching Excellence and Learning (CTEL) at Washburn University where she also served as the University Quality Assurance Coordinator for University Higher Learning Commission Accreditation and was a professor of anthropology. ​

Mary Baitinger has worked for the University of Colorado for more than eight years, first as a program coordinator for the Colorado School of Public Health and now as the Executive Assistant for the Office of Academic Achievement. She has over 20 years of experience in education and administrative support and holds a MA in education and MPW in professional writing.

Mary does volunteer work at Denver Writes (Metro Denver Promotion of Letters), and enjoys pursuing creative writing projects for middle grade readers.

Josephine Koch has worked as the Student Graphic Designer for the Office of Academic Achievement for two years. She is currently in her senior year of the Digital Design program at CU Denver. Josephine has created content for the annual Undergraduate Experience (UE) Symposium, New Student Orientation, Prep Week, and much more! She will be graduating with a BFA this coming May 2020.

Josephine spends her spare time skiing, hiking, baking, working on her photography, and eating lots of good food.

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 Office of Undergraduate Expereinces

Phone: 303-315-2133 • Fax: 303-315-5829

Street Address: 1380 Lawrence Street, Ste. 1400

Denver, CO 80204


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