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All staff members of the Center for Leadership sit on the Executive Committee.



Scott Battle

Dean & Vice Provost • Program Director, Master of Science in Organizational Leadership
Scott brings around 35 years of university experience developing and managing programs focused on adult, graduate, online, and continuing education. Previous roles have included Assistant Professor of Business Administration and Director of Business Programs, Trinity Washington University; Associate Dean and Chair, Professional Studies, The Catholic University of America; Founding Academic Dean, Georgia Military College Fayetteville; and, from 2016-2022, Assistant Dean for Online Academic Programs, CU Boulder. Scott received a Bachelor...

David Callan

Student-Athlete Leadership
Dave Callan is the Director of Scripps Leadership and Career Development for Colorado student-athletes. He oversees programming for leadership development as well as post-graduate and career planning to support the "WHOLE" student-athlete and the student-athlete's ability to leverage their unique experiences for continued personal and professional success. Callan came to CU in July 2011 after spending much of his time in public education. He was Director of Athletics, Activities and...
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Emily Cosnett

Challenge Course Coordinator
Outdoor Programs
Emily has worked in classroom education, outdoor and experiential education, and camp administration. She has been the Challenge Course Coordinator with the Rec Services Outdoor Program since 2013. She runs the CU Challenge Course and teambuilding programs, providing opportunities for personal and group development for CU students and staff and the Boulder community. She is passionate about student staff development, and her favorite part of her job is mentoring staff...

Ronald Duren Jr.

Engineering Management Program
Ron Duren Jr. joined the Engineering Management Program as an instructor in 2015, after spending 18 years in the corporate world with a Fortune 500 company as a Mechanical Engineer in the data storage industry. He has extensive experience managing outsourced global project teams in Asia. As a design Engineer, he is the owner of four design patents. He now owns a leadership coaching and consulting practice, in addition to...
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Jessie Kasynski

Assistant Director
Presidents Leadership Class
Jessie Kasynski is the Assistant Director for the Presidents Leadership Class. She earned her B.A. in Geography, and her M.A. is Secondary Education Curriculum and Instruction from CU Boulder. Before starting with PLC and CFL, Jessie taught high school Geography, worked in environmental consulting, and contributed to international publications with her cartography. She recently joined the CFL, and has been with PLC for over ten years and is now expanding...

Walt Morgan

Leadership Instructor • Retired Navy Commander
US Navy Leadership Management Course and Leadership Studies Minor
Walt is a former Associate Professor at the University of Colorado and has been involved with CU's Leadership Minor since its inception, working as an advisor on its founding committee beginning in 2014; he currently serves as an instructor for multiple sections of the Leadership Minor's introductory course "Becoming a Leader". He is a retired Navy Commander and flew helicopters throughout his 23 years on active duty. Additionally, Walt is...

Dr. Kira Pasquesi

Director & Instructor, Leadership Studies Minor
Kira is the Leadership Studies Minor Director & Instructor with CU Engage and the School of Education at the University of Colorado Boulder. She earned her Ph.D. from the University of Iowa in Educational Policy and Leadership Studies with a specialization in Higher Education. As an educator, Kira seeks to align the head, heart, and hands in applying research to everyday leadership practice. She is passionate about community building in...
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Corinna Rohse, PhD

Student Academic Success Center
Corinna S. Rohse is Director of the Student Academic Success Center (SASC) at the University of Colorado Boulder. Trained as a scholar in literature and philosophy, she earned her BA Honors from the University of British Columbia and her PhD from Harvard University where she studied as a Mellon Fellow. With a 25-year record of teaching and administration in higher education, she oversees a center that is a national model...
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Angela Thieman Dino

Teaching Associate Professor
Engineering Leadership Program
Angela Thieman-Dino is a Teaching Associate Professor in the Engineering Leadership Program. An alumna of the University of Colorado Boulder, Angela earned her B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. in Anthropology. As a cultural anthropologist her ethnographic research has engaged youth in post-war Bosnia-Herzegovina and African-American middle-school girls in urban Denver. Previously, she has served on the faculty of the Presidents Leadership Class, Engineering Management Program, Leeds Scholars Program, and Leadership Studies...
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Hannah Wood

Program Manager
Strategic Relations & Communications
Hannah Wood is a Program Manager with the office of Strategic Relations & Communications, overseeing signature events on campus, such as the Conference on World Affairs. She earned her bachelor’s degree in history and cultural studies at Texas A&M University in 2017. Before starting with CU Boulder, Hannah worked in event planning and fundraising within K-12 and higher education and the Houston Museum District. As a previous educator, she is...