Cherie Summers

Cherie Summers

Assistant Dean for Administration
As an alumna of the University of Colorado Boulder, Cherie earned her B.S. in Chemical Engineering with a minor in Biochemical Engineering and Pre-Medicine. Prior to starting her own company, Cherie spent 17 years in the chemical industry, doing consulting and sales for leading chemical companies where she received a total of eight industry awards for top performance, leadership and excellence. Cherie sits on the Board of Directors for the...
Alisha Bennett Stewart, director of Human Resources

Alisha Bennett Stewart

Director of Human Resources
As an alumna of the University of Oklahoma, Alisha earned her BBA in Human Resources Management, an MBA in International Business, a Masters in Human Resources Management, and holds a national Professional Human Resources certification. While earning her degrees Alisha’s experience in marketing and event planning, recruitment and compensation processes, employee relations and retention, onboarding and performance management, stemmed from working in higher education, casinos, and being a key human...
Stephanie Prokop, Human Resources generalist

Stephanie L. Prokop

Assistant Director of Human Resources
Stephanie graduated from Regis University in Denver with a dual degree in communication and Spanish and earned a Masters of Human Resources Management from Colorado State University Global Campus. Her experience in human resources began in the hospitality industry assisting with recruitment, onboarding, and translating employee relations cases at Hilton hotels. Her passion for higher education became a turning point when she began working with central human resources at the...
Rory Korpela, Director of Budget and Finance

Rory Korpela

Director of Budget and Finance
As an alumnus of University of Colorado Denver, Rory received an MBA and subsequently an MS in Finance. For the four years prior to coming to CU Boulder, he worked with Metropolitan State University as the director of the college assistance migrant program managing a $2.2 million federally funded grant program. Rory joined the dean’s office as the manager of budget and finance in July 2013 to lead in the...
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Joshua Firestone

Manager of Budget and Finance
Gail Kirkpatrick

Gail Kirkpatrick

Space Use and Building Operations Coordinator
As an alumna of the University of Phoenix, Gail earned her MBA in Business Administration and BS in Biology from the University of Tulsa. She spent 13 years as a Chief Budget Analyst at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott, AZ preparing and managing a $30 million budget for the creation, analysis and implementation of renovation and construction of new facilities. She then moved to the Director of Finance position...