Roberto Arruda

Roberto Arruda

Director, International Student Academic Success
Roberto Arruda is an educator committed to helping international students have a successful higher education experience in the U.S. Roberto has taught English as a second language at Kent State University, worked with international teaching assistants in developing their communication and teaching skills at Case Western Reserve University, and provided immigration, academic, and intercultural support to international students at Cleveland State University. Believing that it takes the whole campus to...
Shelly Bacon

Shelly Bacon

Associate Vice Provost for Advising and Exploratory Studies
Shelly Bacon serves as Associate Vice Provost in the Office of Undergraduate Education and provides strategic leadership and oversight for a portfolio that includes federated academic advising and coaching functions across campus, the Program in Exploratory Studies, the Design Your Path Living & Learning Community, and transfer student success initiatives. Shelly began her CU Boulder career in 2000 as a professional academic advisor, after six years working at the University...
Miki Brooks

Miki Brooks

Director, Transfer Success Initiatives
Miki Brooks is originally from Hilo, Hawaii. She received a Bachelor's in Psychology and Sociology from the George Washington University and a Master's in Higher Education Administration from the University of Maryland, College Park. Miki has served in various advising and administrative positions at the University of Maryland and University of Colorado and truly enjoys developing and implementing programs to support students through their transition to the University. Miki is...
Sylvie Burnet-Jones

Sylvie Burnet-Jones

Director, Education Abroad
Sylvie oversees operations for a portfolio of 400 education abroad programs in 60 countries. The EA team sends 2,000 students abroad annually for academic credit. Sylvie provides overall leadership of the education abroad operation and services, and serves as an advocate for education abroad on campus. Her responsibilities include strategic planning and policy development, collaboration with academic departments, program development and evaluation, crisis and risk management, finance and budgeting, and...
Col Thomas Dodds

Col Thomas J Dodds

Commander, Naval ROTC
Col Dodds graduated from Iowa State University and was commissioned through the Platoon Leaders Class program in December 1992. Col Dodds’ command and officer in charge assignments include: Communications and Maintenance Platoon Commander, Marine Air Support Squadron (MASS) 2; Direct Air Support Center (DASC) OIC, MASS-2; DASC OIC, MASS-3; DASC Main Detachment OIC for Operation Iraqi Freedom I (OIF), MASS-3; Detachment OIC for OIF II, MASS-3; Commanding Officer, Recruiting Station...
Jessica Drelles

Jessica Drelles

Pre-Transfer Advisor
Jessica is from Longmont, CO. She earned her BA from the University of Northern Colorado in Social Science and & Nonprofit Administration and her MA in Higher Education, Student Development from the University of Denver. As a student at UNC, Jessica realized her passion for higher education and helping students achieve their goals. She has worked in admissions, academic advising and career counseling at Naropa University, University of Denver, and...
Joan Gabriele

Joan Gabriele

Director, Undergraduate Enrichment Programs
An east coast transplant, Joan has been at CU since 1987, first as a graduate student and teacher of writing and literature, then as the SASC writing coordinator, and now as program director. As Director of UEP she serves as the CU Boettcher Scholar mentor and oversees Norlin Scholars , Professional and Academic Conference Endowment and Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program . Calling herself an "advocoachator" (advocate/coach/educator/mentor) her work has crystalized...
Elizabeth Garfield

Elizabeth Garfield

Executive Aide (working retiree)
Elizabeth Garfield began her career at the University of Colorado Boulder in January, 2010 as the Executive Assistant to the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs. She graduated with a BA in Sociology (General Honors, Phi Beta Kappa) from Vassar College and received her MS in Sociology from the University of Wisconsin. After working in marketing research and survey design for several years, she took a 180 degree turn and enrolled...
Laura Hesse

Laura Hesse

Coordinator
Laura was born in Orlando, Florida, but after spending over a decade in New York City, and graduating from New York University, she considers herself an official New Yorker. After spending time volunteering at a suicide crisis hotline, she realized she wanted to offer support and help to people in a larger context. Her desire to explore different types of helping professions, along with a strong suggestion from her sister...
LTC Bryce Kawaguchi

Lieutenant Col Bryce Kawaguchi

Commander, Army ROTC
Lieutenant Colonel Bryce K. Kawaguchi was born and raised on Maui, Hawaii. He graduated from the United States Military Academy in 2001 and was commissioned as an Infantry Officer. His first assignment was with Delta Company, 1st Battalion, 503rd ABN (AASLT) in South Korea where he served as a Platoon Leader and Executive Officer. LTC Kawaguchi later served as the Headquarters and Headquarters Company Executive Officer in Ramadi, Iraq from...
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Michelle Kenny

Program Director of Advisor Training, Development, and Assessment
Michelle is originally from central Illinois. Prior to leaving the Land of Lincoln, she earned her undergraduate degree from Illinois College in English with concentrations in both Literature and Creative Writing, and her master’s degree from Benedictine University in Management and Organizational Behavior. After spending seven years in the world of Admissions, Michelle made the transition to Academic Advising, where she served as an advisor for English, History and Philosophy...
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Jennifer Kirchgasler

Intra-University Transfer (IUT) Coordinator
Jenna Kirchgasler enjoys supporting students in achieving their personal, professional, and academic goals as the Intra-University Transfer (IUT) Coordinator in the Office of Undergraduate Education. Jenna has direct experience in transferring, as she changed majors and departments during her undergraduate career. Ultimately, Jenna’s decision to transfer to a different course of study directly led to a career in higher education, and she has enjoyed working with students, faculty and staff...
Eric Klinger

Eric Klinger

Faculty Director, Writing Center
Eric Klinger works in the Office of Undergraduate Education as the Faculty Director of the Writing Center, a campus academic support resource that provides one-to-one writing advice and feedback for students, faculty, staff, alumni, and university affiliates. Eric oversees a staff writing consultants composed of adjunct faculty, and graduate and undergraduate students who conduct over 6000 sessions per year. Eric’s responsibilities include developing, implementing, and assessing Writing Center curricula and...
Gina Langfield

Gina Langfield

Finance and Accounting Director
Gina began her career at CU in July 2009 at the Anschutz Medical Campus working in research administration and finance. She transitioned to the CU Boulder campus in August 2017 working as Finance Manager in the Office of the Provost before moving to the Office of Undergraduate Education, where she shares an appointment with ODECE. Gina recently completed her MBA through CU Denver and is proud to be a part...
Daryl Maeda

Daryl Joji Maeda

Dean and Vice Provost of Undergraduate Education
Daryl Joji Maeda is Dean and Vice Provost of Undergraduate Education at the University of Colorado Boulder. He is devoted to fostering a rich, supportive, and inclusive learning environment in which all undergraduate students can thrive. As a champion for undergraduate students, he leads student success initiatives and is involved in the development of recruitment and student support strategies that will enable CU Boulder to recruit, retain, and graduate a...
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Meagan Miller

Advising Help Lab Specialist
Meagan is a Colorado native and grew up in Louisville. She earned her BA in Sociology with a Certificate in Peace and Conflict Studies from the University of Colorado (Go Buffs!), and an M.Ed. in Education and Human Resources Studies with a specialization in Career Counseling from Colorado State University. She has experience working in university career services, academic advising, experimental learning and student retention. Most recently, Meagan served as...
Katie Palmer

Katie Palmer

Pre-Transfer Advising Specialist
Katie grew up in the Kansas City area. She has also lived and worked in Washington DC, Chicago, Austin, and San Diego. She earned her B.A. in Psychology with a minor in Sociology from the University of Missouri, and M.Ed. in Student Affairs in Higher Education from Texas State University. She has over 15 years of experience working in university career services, transfer evaluation, academic advising, and student retention. Katie...
Scarlett Ponton De Dutton

Scarlett Pontón de Dutton

Director of Campus Advising Initiatives and Strategy
As an Alumna of CU Boulder, Scarlett began her educator role over 20 years ago, interconnecting academic and student affairs roles in a variety of Colleges and Schools on campus. She exemplifies a passion for creating supportive learning environments and challenging students to grow and find their joy. Before joining the Office of Undergraduate Education, Scarlett was the Senior Director of Academic Advising and Student Success, and Program Director for...
Carly Pruiett

Carly Pruiett

Pre-Transfer Advisor
Carly is originally from Floydada, Texas. She received her BS in Advertising & Public Relations from West Texas A&M University and her MA in Strategic Communication & Innovation from Texas Tech University. Carly’s passion for higher education started when she was hired as an Academic Advisor at Texas Tech University. Most recently she worked as a Transfer Admissions Counselor at CU Denver. When she isn’t advocating for students, Carly enjoys...
Corinna Rohse

Corinna S. Rohse

Director, Student Academic Success Center (SASC)
Corinna is the Director of SASC, a multicultural learning community whose students, faculty, and staff are dedicated to the academic, personal, and professional success of CU Boulder undergraduates. Trained as a teacher and scholar in literature and philosophy, she holds her BA from the University of British Columbia and her PhD from Harvard University. She has a 25-year record of teaching and administration in higher education that focuses on serving...
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Aaron Roof

Director, Presidents Leadership Class • Director of Programming, Newton Leadership
Originally from Baltimore, MD, Aaron Roof graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1997 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering, and commissioned as an infantry officer. Aaron served in multiple leadership positions in both the infantry and special operations. In 2014 he transitioned to the University of Colorado Boulder to lead the Army ROTC program. He retired from military service in 2017 with a masters in National Security and...
Diana Salazar

Diana Salazar

Director, International Student & Scholar Services
Diana Salazar provides strategic leadership to the International Student and Scholar Services team and campus at large in matters related to international students and scholars. She feels privileged to be able to serve the approximate 3000 international students and 800 international scholars on campus. She oversees regulatory compliance as well as advocacy efforts in support of the university’s international student and scholar population. Diana has worked in the related arenas...
Sandra Sawaya

Sandra Sawaya

Student Success Manager
Sandra joined the Office of Undergraduate Education in September 2020. She brings a range of expertise and skills that spans across several integrated spaces: educational psychology, mobile learning, user experience, product development, data visualization, design, and design thinking. She is passionate about using technology, data, and design to transform the student experience. Sandra joined the CU Boulder community in 2015. Most recently, she's worked in the Office of Data Analytics...
Mike Simmons

Mike Simmons

Director of First Year and Exploratory Advising
Mike was born in Germany and grew up in an Army family, moving every two or three years and living in multiple locations in the United States and Europe. He got his undergraduate degree in Communication with a minor in History before going on to earn a master’s degree in Communication as well. He has served in a variety of advising, leadership, and teaching roles at CU and really enjoys...
Col. Bradley L. Spears

Colonel Bradley L. Spears

Commander, Air Force ROTC
Col Bradley L. Spears is the Commander, AFROTC, Detachment 105, and Chair, Department of Aerospace Studies, University of Colorado, Boulder. As Commander, Col. Spears is responsible for developing AFROTC cadets to become the best Air Force leaders and citizens of character dedicated to serving our Nation. He commands, directs, manages, and administers a college-level training and commissioning program with 260 cadets, 5 officers, and 3 non-commissioned officers. As Chair of...
Deb Viles

Deborah Viles

Director, Office of Top Scholarships and Assessment Coordinator
Deborah Viles works in the Office of Undergraduate Education as Assistant to the Vice Provost and Vice Provost and Associate Vice Chancellor, where she has two primary roles. In her role as Director of the Office of Top Scholarships, Deborah works with students applying for nationally prestigious scholarships, like the Rhodes, the Truman, the Goldwater, and others. She advises students through the process from beginning to end, from identifying and...