Guide to the Dean's Office

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The Dean's Office provides leadership, administration and service to the college to achieve the highest standards of excellence in education, research, and outreach.

We are located on the first floor of the Engineering Center, in the college's Administrative Center (ECAD 100). Please contact us if you need assistance.

Phone: 303-492-5071
Fax: 303-492-2199
Toll-free: 800-456-2537

Leadership

Robert H. Davis, Dean
303-492-7006 or robert.davis@colorado.edu
Assistant: Sharon Powers, 303-492-7006 or sharon.powers@colorado.edu

Diane Sieber, Associate Dean for Education
Assistant: Laura Vidal, 303-492-3646 or laura.vidal@colorado.edu

Scott Palo, Associate Dean for Research
303-492-2658 or scott.palo@colorado.edu
Assistant:  Hilary Maybee, 303-492-7179 or hilary.maybee@colorado.edu

Sarah Miller, Assistant Dean for Inclusive Excellence
303-492-2417 or sarah.m.miller@colorado.edu
The Assistant Dean for Inclusive Excellence provides vision and leadership for the recruitment, retention, and success of outstanding and diverse students, faculty, and staff. The position leads the Broadening Opportunity through Leadership and Diversity (BOLD) Center, including initiatives to build the pipeline of students with interest and preparation for engineering study and careers, and initiatives to improve student performance and graduation rates.

JoAnn Zelasko, Assistant Dean for Administration
303-492-7720 or joann.zelasko@colorado.edu
Areas of responsibility include space planning and management, administrative projects, and reservation and operation of the DLC's Bechtel Collaboratory and common areas.

Doug Smith, Assistant Dean for Programs and Engagement
303-492-6082 or douglas.g.smith@colorado.edu
Areas of responsibility include developing and expanding programs to enrich students' education, improving the effectiveness/impact of faculty and staff development and performance management programs, assisting with the management of the Engineering Advisory Council, and supervising/guiding the communication and human resources staffs and their work product.

Student Services and Programs

Mary Steiner, Assistant Dean for Students
303-492-7696 or msteiner@colorado.edu
Areas of responsibility include management of college activities related to undergraduate student progress from admission and orientation to graduation, coordination of academic advising, and chairing the Undergraduate Scholarship Committee. Serves as a resource on college academic policies.

Karey Sabol, Director of International Programs
303-492-9571 or karey.sabol@colorado.edu
Manages international programs for the college.

Gretchen Lee, Scholarship Coordinator
303-735-2440 or gretchen.lee@colorado.edu
Coordinates college scholarships.

Terry Mayes, Director of Academic Programs and Assessment
303-735-6446 or terry.mayes@colorado.edu
Areas of responsibility include oversight of the college’s assessment efforts, including the development, administration and analysis of numerous prospective student, current student, alumni and employer surveys.  Also oversees assessment measures and reporting efforts necessary for accreditation by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

Dan Watson, Academic Programs Coordinator
303-492-4404 or daniel.j.watson@colorado.edu
Areas of responsibility include advising students in transition, administering the Active Learning Program and its components, supporting engineering student societies, and providing support for companies interested in reaching our students.

James Murray, Pre-Engineering Program & Intra-University Transfer Coordinator
303-492-9024 or james.h.murray@colorado.edu               
Areas of responsibility include advising students in the joint College of Engineering and Applied Science/College of Arts and Sciences Pre-Engineering Program, and students wishing to transfer into engineering from other colleges on campus.

Chris Anderson, Student Services Coordinator
303-492-1817 or cjanderson@colorado.edu
Areas of responsibility include advising Pre-Engineering Program and Intra-University Transfer students, at-large academic advising and prospective student customer care.

Susan Legler, Degree Audit and Graduation Coordinator
303-492-4344 or susan.legler@colorado.edu
Areas of responsibilities include Engineering online degree audit processes, coordinating the semi-annual graduation recognition ceremony, coordinating the list of graduates, and serving as final grade coordinator.

Lelei Finau-Starkey, First-Year Experience Coordinator
303-492-1146 or finau@colorado.edu
Areas of responsibility include providing advising and other support to open option engineering students and students in the Engineering GoldShirt program; developing retention initiatives; and serving as liaison to the Quadrangle residential academic program.

Ruth Ingraham, Administrative Assistant
303-492-5071 or ruth.ingraham@colorado.edu
Answers incoming telephone calls to the Dean's Office, sorts campus mail, maintains student files and advising guides, schedules conference rooms and Student Services appointments, coordinates New Student Orientation and the Engineering Recognition Ceremony, and handles building proctor issues.

Budget and Finance

Rory Korpela, Manager of Budget and Finance
303-735-6421 or rory.korpela@colorado.edu
Manages administrative budgets and purchase requests for the Dean's Office, and assists departments and programs with budget and finance.

Robert Clark, Finance and Human Resources Coordinator
303-492-2324 or robert.d.clark@colorado.edu
Assists manager of budget and finance, as well as director of human resources.

Communications and Alumni Relations

Melissa Wise, Director of Marketing and Communications
303-492-7190 or melissawise@colorado.edu
Areas of responsibility include college marketing and communications planning, publications, Web communications and media relations. Publications include CUEngineering magazine, College Showcase and various brochures and electronic newsletters. Also serves as liaison to the Colorado Engineer, a student-produced magazine, and coordinator of the CU Phillips 66 SHIELD Scholars program.

Melanie Sidwell, Alumni Relations and Events Coordinator
303-492-7426 or melanie.sidwell@colorado.edu
Responsible for alumni outreach, events and communications; works with departments to connect alumni to the college and to provide opportunities for alumni-student engagement.

Marissa Doebert, Communications Coordinator
303-492-2043 or marissa.doebert@colorado.edu
Areas of responsibility include graphic design, website authoring and maintenance, social media, electronic newsletters, fliers and brochures, and special event communications. Consults with departments and programs on communication needs.

Emily Adams, Communications Specialist
303-492-4166 or emilyadams@colorado.edu
Serves the communications needs of the departments of civil, environmental and architectural engineering; computer science; and electrical, computer and energy engineering, including writing and content generation, website maintenance, social media, electronic newsletters, graphic design and event communications and support.

Engineering Development

See Guide to Engineering Development.

Human Resources

Tiffany Brodie, Director of Human Resources
303-735-7308 or tiffany.brodie@colorado.edu
Works with deans, chairs and directors on faculty appointments, promotion and tenure, and serves as HR liaison to departments on staff personnel issues.

Research Opportunities & Grants

Bill Doe, Coordinator for Research Opportunities 
william.doe@colorado.edu
Identifies additional grant and research funding sources for the faculty and works with faculty on the submission of proposals.

Linda Rose, Coordinator for Research Facilitation
303-492-7287 or linda.rose@colorado.edu
Responsibilities include acting as the liaison between the college and Office of Contracts and Grants, supporting CEAS faculty and staff with research administration functions by monitoring awards processing (negotiating phase of the contract or grant) and handling issues as they arise.  Also assists faculty with non-disclosure agreement requests and other non-sponsored agreements that are negotiated by the Technology Transfer Office or CU's Legal Counsel.

Molly Riddell, Manager of Large Proposals
303-492-9108 or molly.riddell@colorado.edu
Provides overall direction and consult including writing, editing, and process management, for large-scale research proposal efforts representing $1 M in annual funding and above. Leads implementation of proposal production, quality control, versioning, and archiving methods, and works with Assistant Dean of Research to maintain central Proposal Resource Library for faculty.

Hilary Maybee, Assistant to the Associate Dean for Research
303-492-7179 or hilary.maybee@colorado.edu
Responsibilities include event coordination and scheduling, marketing for the college's research goals and achievements, and research administration support as needed.

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