In September, Kirsten Schuchman joined the Strategic Relations and Communications team as assistant vice chancellor for public policy and advocacy. Schuchman comes from the CU system Office of Government Relations, where she served as associate vice president and lobbyist to the state legislature on behalf of all of CU’s campuses.
Prior to working at CU, Schuchman worked in administration at the University of Michigan, where she received her master’s in higher education. Schuchman is a Colorado native and received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia.
In her new role at CU Boulder, Schuchman will work with the campus community, chancellor, senior leadership and system Office Government Relations to coordinate and prioritize local, state and federal government relations efforts. Developing policy initiatives, tracking and providing feedback on legislation and helping members of the campus navigate the legislative process and political world will be her primary focus.
Kim Calomino, who is the director of local government and community relations, reports to Schuchman and will continue to work with units around campus to enhance successful partnerships with the city, county, school districts, chambers and economic development groups around the region and state. Together they will work to build goodwill with policymakers and local communities around Colorado, showcasing existing outreach and education efforts and collaborating to create new ones as needed.
Schuchman and Calomino are here to help the campus: