Tiffany Beechy

Tiffany Beechy

English Department • Boulder Faculty Assembly
Tiffany Beechy is an associate professor of English at CU Boulder. She has been faculty program coordinator for the PhD Consortium in Literatures and Languages through the Center for Humanities and the Arts since 2019, and active in the Boulder Faculty Assembly (BFA) since 2016, serving on the faculty affairs and executive committees as well as on Faculty Council. Beechy is an alumna of the CU Boulder Faculty Leadership Institute...
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Sima Bhowmik

PhD Student • Journalism
Born and raised in a minority Hindu family in rural Bangladesh, Sima Bhowmik had always dreamt of bringing positive changes into society and placing herself where she has the capability to do so. She believes that media has the power to change things, which inspired her to get into journalism at the age of 19. At the time, she was studying botany and simultaneously working at a newspaper as a...
Deborah Cantrell

Deborah Cantrell

Colorado Law
Deborah J. Cantrell is a professor at Colorado Law. Her scholarship focuses on legal ethics, lawyers and social movement activism, and law and religion. She has written extensively about the intersection of Buddhist principles, law and social change. Cantrell also holds the Schaden Chair for Experiential Learning and directs the Law School’s free legal clinic. She currently is training to thru-bike the Colorado Trail next summer.
Lance Carl

Lance Carl

Athletics
Lance S. Carl, serves as the Associate AD – FB Administration & Student-Athlete Development. As the sport supervisor for the football program, he has daily interactions with head coach Karl Dorrell, the assistant coaches, support personnel and the student-athletes. He serves as the liaison to campus entities for the football program (Student Conduct, OIEC). In addition, he serves on the board of directors with Buffs4Life, an organization of former CU...
Pakou Cha

Pakou Cha

Office of Advancement
Pakou Cha is human resources practitioner with over 20 years of experience in various HR leadership roles. She is a proud CU Boulder alumni and received both her BS in Business Administration and MS in Organizational Leadership. Cha has also been employed by the university for more than 16 years. She grew up in Montana and Colorado, and enjoys spending time with her husband, their three children and their large extended families.
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Kelsey Draper

Infrastructure and Sustainability
Kelsey Draper has worked at CU Boulder for five years in the Department of Infrastructure & Sustainability as the employee development manager. He is the program manager for the Infrastructure & Sustainability Mentor Program (ISMP), and the co-founder of the Infrastructure & Sustainability Inclusive Excellence Committee (ISIEC). Draper helped develop the Frontline Service Worker Computer Literacy Program, and the Staff Exchange Program with colleges/schools across the Front Range. Draper serves...
Jasimine Evans

Jasimine Evans

Staff Council
Jasimine Evans is the student services outreach lead in Career Services. She has lived from coast to coast in the U.S. as a military dependent. Her work has revolved around DEI, development, learning communities and crisis response. As a first-generation student, Evans completed her undergraduate career at the University of Arizona with a BS in psychology. She gained her master of education in counseling-student affairs at Northern Arizona University. She...
Robert Ferry

Robert Ferry

Boulder Faculty Assembly (BFA)
A fourth-generation Colorado native, Bob Ferry is a first-generation CU Boulder alum (History, Class of 1969), and his graduate degrees (MA; PhD, 1980) are from the University of Minnesota. He lived, did academic research, and worked for the Biblioteca Nacional in Caracas, Venezuela from 1974 to 1980. He has been a member of the CU Boulder history department, where he is an associate professor of Latin American history, since 1982...
Lisa Flores

Lisa Flores

College of Media Communication and Information (CMCI)
Lisa Flores is the associate dean of diversity, equity and inclusion in CMCI and an associate professor of communication. Her research and teaching are guided by her belief that public discourse is a central site through which citizens come to occupy the worlds we envision. Both her courses and her writing engage in dual interests in rhetorical studies, principally rhetorical criticism, and critical race/gender/queer studies. Flores is currently thinking through...
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Patricia Gonzalez

College of Arts and Sciences
Patricia Gonzalez serves as assistant dean for inclusive practice at the College of Arts & Sciences. As a member of the dean's leadership team, Gonzalez’s primary responsibilities are to purposefully design and implement faculty and staff recruitment, development, retention strategies and culturally relevant pedagogies, practices and programs that result in an effective and welcoming environment and equitable student, staff and faculty success. Gonzalez holds a doctorate of education in organization...
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David Hekman

Leeds School of Business
David Hekman earned his PhD at the University of Washington's Foster School of Business and is an associate professor of management and entrepreneurship at the University of Colorado's Leeds School of Business. He is focused on improving organizational health by examining sources of professional workers’ (e.g. doctors, lawyers, and professors) motivation, sources and outcomes of virtuous leadership, and remedies for pervasive workplace racial and gender biases. His research has been...
Teresa Hernandez

Teresa Hernandez

Human Resources
Teresa Hernandez is a multi-generation Colorado native with migrant farmworker parents from the San Luis Valley. Both parents were activists at CU during the Chicano movement and both worked at CU. Her dad was a Custodian/Security Guard and her mom was a Counselor undertaking inclusivity work at CU for 40 years. Hernandez and her partner continue this legacy as alumni and staff at CU. Hernandez's work has focused on advocating...
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Doreen Jokerst

Integrity Safety and Compliance
Doreen Jokerst is the Chief of Police at the University of Colorado Boulder Police Department. She currently leads a department of approximately ninety employees where she has implemented innovative and community-based policing strategies. She strives to build positive relations with the University and Boulder community and has brought forth new policing programs, resulting in effective policing efforts. Jokerst believes building and maintaining positive relationships with both internal and external stakeholders...
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Susan Jurow

School of Education
Professor A. Susan Jurow is associate dean for diversity & community engagement and professor in the learning sciences & human development program in the school of education. In her research, Jurow studies how learning is presently organized and valued and how it can be re-organized toward more equitable and just futures. Professor Jurow’s research is grounded in partnerships with non-dominant communities whose perspectives have historically been ignored or dismissed. In...
Kavya Kannan

Kavya Kannan

Political Science • Economics • International Affairs
Kavya Kannan is a rising senior at CU Boulder triple majoring in political science, economics and international affairs with a minor in sociology. She aspires to attend law school after graduation and work within the criminal justice system, specifically addressing incarceration rates for marginalized communities and the effects of policing as an institution on such rates. Along with her fellow student body presidents, Kannan hopes to help increase awareness about...
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Xiang Li

University Libraries
Xiang Li is an associate professor and the Chinese & Asian Studies Librarian. She received a BA in philosophy from Peking University, as well as an MS in Information and an MA in Asian Languages and Cultures from the University of Michigan. After graduation, she worked as the bibliographer for Asian Languages and Studies, and then the Chinese & Asian Studies Librarian at the University of Colorado Boulder. Her research...
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Kevin MacLennan

Enrollment Management
Kevin MacLennan is currently the interim associate vice chancellor of enrollment management. His responsibilities include collaborative leadership for the enrollment management offices which include (Office of Admissions, Office of the Registrar, Office of Financial Aid and the Bursar’s Office). MacLennan has served as the Western Region’s National Representative to the Guidance and Admission Assembly for the College Board. Other professional associations include National Association for College Admissions Counseling (NACAC) and...
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David Meens

Office for Outreach and Engagement
As director of the Office for Outreach and Engagement, David Meens works with faculty and staff members using scholarship to build connections with communities across Colorado and around the world. Meens grew up on the western slope and is a passionate student of our state’s history, geography and social and cultural diversity. Since 2003 he has been involved in campus civic engagement and service-learning initiatives. Meens received his PhD from...
Amy Nakatani

Amy Nakatani

Office of Data Analytics
Amy Nakatani is the director of measurement, assessment and insights in the Office of Data Analytics (ODA). Within ODA, Nakatani and her team collect, analyze and report data that is critical to understanding and improving the experiences of CU Boulder students, faculty and staff. In collaboration with the Office of Institutional Equity and Compliance (OIEC), they help to administer the Campus & Workplace Culture (CWC) Survey which assesses academic and...
Catherine Oja

Catherine Oja

INTEGRITY • SAFETY • COMPLIANCE
Catherine Oja is the director of integrity and compliance within the Office of Integrity, Safety and Compliance.
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Fernando Rosario-Ortiz

College of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Fernando L. Rosario-Ortiz is a professor and director of the environmental engineering program at CU Boulder. Rosario-Ortiz, originally from the town of Aibonito in the mountains of Puerto Rico, received his BS and MS in chemistry from the University of Puerto Rico and Caltech, respectively. He received his doctoral degree from UCLA in environmental science and engineering in 2006. He joined CU Boulder in 2008, after spending a few years...
Tanida Ruampant

Tanida Ruampant

Strategic Relations and Communications
Sandra Sawaya

Sandra Sawaya

Office of Undergraduate Education
Sandra Sawaya has been at CU Boulder since 2015 and is currently working in the Office of Undergraduate Education where she collaborates with schools, colleges and other offices to support and improve student success. Prior to that, Sawaya worked in the Office of Information Technology and Office of Data Analytics. She is passionate about using technology, data, and design to transform the student experience. Originally from Lebanon, Sawaya holds degrees...
Susan Thomas

Susan Thomas

School of Music
Susan Thomas is Director of the American Music Research Center and Professor of Musicology in the College of Music. A scholar of popular music and media, the majority of her research focuses on Cuban, Latin American, and Latinx music, with particular attention to musical manifestations of and reactions to transnationalism, migration and diaspora as well as the musical intersections of gender, race, embodiment and performativity. Before coming to CU, she...
Regina Tirella

Regina Tirella

Office of Institutional Equity and Compliance (OIEC)
Regina Tirella has served the CU Boulder community for 21 years. She is currently the Senior Director of Support and Safety Measures and Deputy Title IX Coordinator for the Office of Institutional Equity and Compliance (OIEC). She chairs the Campus Climate Response Team, which is a campus-wide committee that coordinates and collaborates on incidents of protected class discrimination and harassment that impact the larger campus. In addition, she co-chairs the...
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Julie Volckens

Office of Institutional Equity and Compliance (OIEC)
Julie Volckens is Director of Assessment for the Office of Institutional Equity and Compliance (OIEC). With her team, she designed the Campus and Workplace Culture (CWC) Survey and oversees its administration, analysis and reporting in support of the IDEA Plan goals. As part of the OIEC Education and Prevention team, she also designs and provides training for the CU Boulder community for reducing and addressing sexual misconduct, protected-class discrimination and...