Strategic Enrollment and Student Success are more than just our goals at CU Denver | Anschutz, we're also a dedicated team of students, faculty, and staff, all focused on creating an unparalleled student experience. We’re dedicated to providing a simple and modern approach to a stress-free student journey by utilizing the knowledge of our staff and leveraging technology to help students navigate the administrative lifecycle.
To achieve this goal, we’ve come together as a consolidated unit to develop a new service-based model that makes students’ lives easier and allows them to focus on the things that really matter...like going to class and engaging in campus life.
Monique is an enrollment and student success strategist who brings 30 years of strong and varied experience attracting and supporting diverse student populations. Additionally, she brings a student-centered and equity-advancing approach to recruiting, retaining, and graduating diverse student and learner populations. In this new role, Monique will collaborate with members of the CU Denver community to imagine, develop, and drive the optimal student experience from pre-enrollment through graduation.
- Chancellor Michelle Marks
PhD, Organizational Communication, Texas A&M University
MS, Management Information Systems, Texas A&M University
BBA, Business Analysis, Texas A&M University
Project Management Professional (PMP)
Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)
In the Office of Academic Achievement, we are committed to the creation of high-quality learning experiences in and out of the classroom. From orientation through graduation our programs and services help students establish a sense of belonging, participate in high-impact experiential learning, and achieve their academic goals, setting them up for success at CU Denver and beyond.
PhD, Anthropology, Syracuse University
MA, Anthropology, Syracuse University
BA, Anthropology, University of Michigan
Professor of Anthropology/Archaeology
Learned first-hand how educational experiences changed students’ lives
Together we have an opportunity to make a brighter tomorrow by impacting lives one at a time. The Access & Strategic Enrollment unit works with students throughout middle and high school, as well as with transfer and adult students to make the process of navigating higher education as simple as possible and making a CU Denver education accessible. Our teams are committed to diversity, equity, inclusion and to helping students find their right-fit institution. We are passionate about supporting students by acknowledging and respecting each student’s unique story and goals.
EdD, Leadership for Educational Equity, University of Colorado Denver, Candidate 2022
MA, Business Communications, Jones International University
BA, Intercultural Communications, William Paterson University
National Association for College Admissions Counseling (NACAC), American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO), Collegiate Information and Visitors Services (CIVSA), Colorado Council on High School and College Relations (CCHS/CR),
CU Denver Doctoral Students of Color (DSoC) – Chair of Membership Development
The Auraria Library is located in downtown Denver, and serves the students, faculty, and staff of three leading urban institutions: University of Colorado Denver; Metropolitan State University of Denver; and Community College of Denver. We strive to create a welcoming environment that fosters equity, diversity, and inclusion and nurtures creativity and learning. We are deeply committed to ensuring equitable access to knowledge and information from diverse perspectives for everyone as we build a shared vision that challenges existing notions of the library and sparks discovery and curiosity about the world around us.
MLIS, Library and Information Science, University of California, Los Angeles
Member of American Library Association, Association of College and Research Libraries
Knowing that education changes lives, families and communities drives my passion for student success. My goal is to create a holistic and equitable wellness experience for all CU Denver students. I’d like to see CU Denver become a Healthy Campus where students are informed about healthy habits, have access to health education and experiences, and know they can ask for help if they’re struggling with their well-being.
PhD, Counselor Education, University of Northern Colorado
MA, Guidance Counseling, University of South Florida
BA, Psychology, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
Certifications & Associations
Certified Mental Health First Aid instructor
Member of NASPA
The Office of International Affairs team is dedicated to inspiring global engagement for life! We believe deeply in the positive and transformative experiences of having international students in CU Denver classrooms as well as faculty and students learning and researching in an international setting. We are passionate about facilitating a positive student experience both here at CU Denver and abroad. We look forward to welcoming you to this amazing city or supporting your international experiences.
MS, International Relations, University of Massachusetts Boston
BA, Art History, University of Georgia
Managed international learning and research programs at the Earthwatch Institute and in Antarctica with the United States Antarctic Program (USAP)
As the Associate Vice Chancellor for Student and Community Engagement, I initiate, implement, and oversee innovative approaches and programming that positively influence the student life cycle. The purpose of these efforts is to collaborate with departments and divisions across the University to improve student retention and directly support CU Denver’s commitment to creating an ideal student experience.
EdD, Executive Leadership and Equity, University of Colorado Denver, Candidate 2021
Masters in Political Science, University of Colorado Denver
BS, Hospitality and Contract Management, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Identifying the Outcomes and Impacts a Leadership
Practice Has on an Organizational Structure, Culture and Professional
The Student Enrollment Operations and Compliance areas are Centered on Every Student. We are dedicated to providing a streamlined student experience that is exceptional in service, provides access, and removes barriers so that students can focus on their academics and their other responsibilities. I was a first-generation college student and my experience was transformational. Providing an exceptional experience for our students that affords them a similar opportunity for life transformation, is why I love leading this team and doing what we do.
MA, Student Affairs in Higher Education, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
BS, Accounting, Pennsylvania State University
CU Denver | Anschutz Registrar
American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO)
“We are committed to serving the campus community and our students through increasing campus cohesion, developing programs that improve student outcomes, managing our student success platform and assisting in using data analytics to better understand our student experience. Our students drive our campus to be dynamic, community-oriented and at the forefront of our city. In return, we strive to assist in facilitating an experience where students are at the forefront- where every student can expect to feel welcome, pursue their education, and develop the knowledge and experience to reach their goals.
PhD Candidate, School of Public Affairs, University of Colorado Denver, Expt. 2022
MEd, International Education Policy and Management, Vanderbilt University
BA, Political Science, University of Colorado Boulder
Revenue-Driven vs. Equity-Driven Institutions and the Perceptions of Using Predictive Analytics