Published: Aug. 23, 2021

Kelly LewisKelly Lewis has earned the Oustanding Graduate Advisor Award from the College of Engineering and Applied Science.

This award recognizes graduate advisors who demonstrate exceptional advising skills and who serve as role models to other advisors. The college received positive feedback from faculty and staff about Lewis' performance as an advisor, including:

“Kelly has been an absolute rock for us, helping students through difficult times, managing controversy with faculty, and supporting staff hiring and advancement. She is so timely and conscientious in her responses to students, faculty and staff.”

“Kelly is a continuous contributor to the GPA group culture and knowledge base. She asks smart questions, collaborates, leads, and supports fellow GPAs without fail. She identifies areas for improvement, participates in the process, and makes the effort to make others feel welcome. She is a tremendous leader and member of the GPA group”

“Kelly was critical to the hiring and onboarding process for our new staff. Even with issues that arose, Kelly got everything done efficiently and gracefully for both CEAE and EVEN.  Kelly navigated the complex HR matrix as the position was redefined, reassessed and discussed internally and handled the entire process very professionally.”

“Kelly is professional, courteous, good natured, has a sense of humor, is persistent and responsible (to the point of working two jobs this last year).  It is an understatement to say that the CEAE graduate students and their faculty advisors would be at a huge loss if Kelly was not our Senior GPA!”

As Senior Graduate Program Advisor in the Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering and the Environmental Engineering program, Lewis is the primary point of contact for all prospective graduate students and advises current CEAE juniors and seniors applying for the Bachelor’s–Accelerated Master’s (BAM) degree program.

Lewis has been a member of the CU Engineering staff since September 2019. She is a Colorado native and third-generation University of Colorado alumna.