Published: Jan. 23, 2019
Mike breed with students on a wooded bridge. Aspen trees in background, the class is on a hike

From the Faculty and Residence Life Newsletter:

Our very own Mike Breed is finishing up his role with Baker RAP  at the end of the semester and will be retiring at the end spring. Please join us in thanking Mike for all that he has done for our students, CU community, RAPs, and academia. Mike has been instrumental in working with Residence Life and our RAP program for years. While we are saddened Mike is moving on we are ecstatic for his new adventures and future endeavors. Mike has worked at CU for over 30 years and has made a positive mark on those who have had the wonderful opportunity to work with him. Thank you Mike and enjoy your well deserved retirement!!!!!

Caire Figel: Mike will be sorely missed as the Baker RAP Director. Under his leadership, the program strengthened its academic mission and expanded community-building programs.  He worked tirelessly on behalf of students experiencing difficulties in and out of the classroom.  Mike provided strong support to the RAP faculty and staff. And most of all he truly enjoyed working with the first-year student population. He will be missed.

Stephanie Keith: Working with Dr. Breed was an absolute pleasure. His enthusiasm, energy, and compassionate heart breathed new life into Baker RAP, and inspired all of us, students and staff alike, to give our very best to one another. I will never forget the kindness he showed me, having tea in his office, or the warmth of his genuine check ins. I am grateful to have had the opportunity to work alongside him, and will always cherish our Baker memories.

Laura Arroyo: Working with Mike over the past year and half has been an absolute pleasure. I will forever be appreciative of the incredibly warm welcome Mike gave to me upon starting at CU, he was never short of compassion, advice and institutional perspective. We have been blessed to watch Mike serve as a kind and compassionate leader within our residential community, he has left his mark upon Baker and the university as a whole.

Mike, all of residence life wishes you the warmest regards on the next adventures in your life. Your presence is already missed.