Mission Statement

Coloradan aims to inform, inspire and foster community among alumni, friends and admirers of the University of Colorado Boulder, and to engage them in the life of the university. Published by the CU Boulder Alumni Association, the magazine appears in print three times annually (fall, spring and summer), and online.

Inclusive Storytelling and Communication

The Coloradan magazine strives to practice inclusive storytelling in every aspect of the publication — from generating ideas and considering pitches to interviewing sources and developing copy, photos and art. Our goal is to uplift and share stories that represent a wide range of CU Boulder experiences while working to develop a deeper sense of belonging for all students, faculty, staff, alumni, fans, donors and community members. We take action through practices that support diversity, equity and inclusion — the cornerstones of our editorial decision-making. We follow the guidelines stated in the Inclusion, Diversity and Excellence in Academics (IDEA) Plan — CU Boulder’s blueprint for diversity, equity and inclusive excellence — to positively contribute to the university’s goals for campus climate, infrastructure and leadership. 

Editorial Staff 

Maria Kuntz, Editor
Christie Sounart (Jour’12), Senior Associate Editor
Emily Heninger, Assistant Editor
Claire Bettor (StComm'22), Editorial Assistant 
Kiara Gelbman (Jour'25), Editorial Assistant
Alexx McMillan (Engl, EnvSt'23), Editorial Assistant 

Coloradan Advisory Council 

The Coloradan Advisory Council provides suggestions and perspective to the editor of the Coloradan magazine, including topics of coverage for each issue. Members draw from a number of sources, including CU faculty, alumni, students, donors and community members. This council facilitates connections with people inside and outside CU whose life, work and experiences represent the university. They also provide commentary on recent issues and offer guidance and expertise as the magazine and the Coloradan Conversations events evolve.

 

Coloradan Advisory Council

Julann Andresen
Julann Andresen
Senior Director, Events & Outreach, Alumni Association
Coloradan Advisory Council
David Carpenter
David Carpenter
Assistant Dean for Advancement, College of Arts & Sciences, Graduate School, & Libraries
Coloradan Advisory Council
Ryan Chreist
Ryan Chreist
Assistant Vice Chancellor and Executive Director, Alumni Association
Coloradan Advisory Council
Marty Coffin Evans
Marty Coffin Evans
Alumna
Coloradan Advisory Council
Paris Ferribee
Paris Ferribee
Alumna • Chairman's Office, Warner Bros Television Group
Coloradan Advisory Council
Emily Heninger
Emily Heninger
Assistant Editor, Coloradan • Storyteller and Copyeditor, University Advancement
Coloradan Advisory Council
Christie Henry
Christie Henry
Senior Associate Editor, Coloradan • Storyteller and Copyeditor, University Advancement
Coloradan Advisory Council
Maria Kuntz
Maria Kuntz
Editor, Coloradan • Director of Storytelling and Communications, University Advancement
Coloradan Advisory Council
David Meens
David Meens
Director, Office for Outreach and Engagement
Coloradan Advisory Council
Julie Poppen
Julie Poppen
News Director, Strategic Relations and Communications
Coloradan Advisory Council
Sue Postema Scheeres
Sue Postema Scheeres
Communications Director, ODECE
Coloradan Advisory Council
Patrick Rooney
Patrick Rooney
Community Member • Sports Writer, Boulder Daily Camera
Coloradan Advisory Council
Jeannie Thompson
Jeannie Thompson
Community Member
Coloradan Advisory Council