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, director of Human Resources

Alisha Bennett

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...
Jamie Harris

Jamie Harris

Human Resources Manager
As an alumna of the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, Jamie earned a BS in Business and Human Resources and earned a MBA and MHR with Southern New Hampshire University Online. Prior to joining the HR team, Jamie working in Healthcare for five and a half years and in Advertising for one year in a Human Resources to include employee relations, coaching leaders through investigations and organizational design, onboarding/off-boarding,...
Stephanie Prokop, Human Resources generalist

Stephanie L. Prokop

Human Resources Manager
Stephanie graduated from Regis University in Denver, Colo. 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. Her passion for higher education became a turning point when she began working with central human resources at the University of...
Deb Prestianni

Deb Prestianni

Human Resources Manager
Deb earned her BA in psychology from Wellesley College and her MA in international relations from Yale University. Prior to joining CU Boulder she worked as an administrative professional and supervisor in private law firms, telecommunications companies and higher education on the East Coast, where her experience in human resources began. Deb moved to Colorado in 2015 from Virginia and was previously at Colorado Law School for three years, supporting...
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...
Sandra Bailey

Sandra Bailey

Finance and Payroll Coordinator
Sandra studied Integrative Physiology at the University of Colorado Boulder prior to becoming the department’s personnel, payroll and travel liaison. She left the University to establish a professional organization business specializing in assisting small business owners with streamlining their business practices, training senior adults on modern technology, and creating household systems to increase efficiency and organization. Sandra joins us from the CU Boulder Mathematics department handling finance and grant administration,...
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...