Apr 19, 2024  
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Administration


Metropolitan State University of Denver is governed by the Board of Trustees-Metropolitan State University of Denver. The members are appointed by the Governor of Colorado and approved by the Senate.

Board of Trustees

Date of First Appointment

Present
Term Expires 

Russell Noles, M.B.A., Chair 2019 2026
Albus Brooks, M.B.A. 2019 2023
Emily Renwick Garnett, J.D. 2020 2023
Jerry Glick, B.S. 2023 2026
Kristin Hultquist, M.P.P.
2019 2023
TBD, Faculty Trustee 2023 2024
Michael Johnston, J.D. 2019 2023
Michael Kopp, J.D. 2020 2024
Olivia Mendoza, M.P.A., J.D. 2023 2023
Marissa Molina, B.A. 2019 2026
Jim Qualteri, B.S., Alumni Representative 2021 2024
Gabe Trujillo, Student Trustee 2022 2023

 

Office of the President

President
Janine Davidson, Ph.D.
Vice President for Administration/Chief Operating Officer Larry Sampler, M.A.
Chief of Staff Edward J. Brown Jr. M.B.A.
Presidential Faculty Fellow Graham Stefan Ignizio, Ph.D.
Interim Provost and Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs Marie T. Mora, Ph.D.
Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion Michael Benitez, Ph.D.
Chief Strategy Officer James Mejía, M.B.A., M.P.P.
Vice President for Student Affairs Will Simpkins, Ed.D.
Vice President of University Advancement and Executive Director of the MSU Denver Foundation Christine Márquez-Hudson, M.N.M.
General Counsel and Secretary to the Board of Trustees
David Fine, Esq.
Deputy General Counsel Nicholas Stancil, Esq.
Interim Executive Director, Office of Equal Opportunity Title IX & ADA Coordinator
Camille Torres, J.D.
Executive Director of HSI Initiatives and Inclusion Manuel Del Real, Ph.D.
Director of Athletics Todd Thurman, M.Ed.
Director of Government Affairs Kaycee Gerhart, B.S.
Director of External Affairs Michael A. Ramsey, M.A.

 

Strategy, Marketing and Communications

Associate Vice President of Strategic Communications
Andrea Smith, M.S.
Associate Vice President of Marketing and Brand Whei Wong-Howerton, M.P.A.
Executive Director of Communications
John Arnold, B.S.
Director of Digital Marketing and Content Strategy
Michelle Britt, M.B.A.
Director of Media Relations
Tim Carroll, B.S., APR

 

Strategy

 
Chief Strategy Officer James Mejía, M.B.A., M.P.P.
Director of Strategy Meredith Jeffers, Ph.D.
Interim Director of Data and Analytics Kelsey Smith, M.A.
Sr. Director for Strategic Infrastructure & Development Vacant

 

Academic Affairs Division

Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs

Interim Provost and Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs
Marie T. Mora, Ph.D.
Interim Deputy Provost Shaun T. Schafer, Ph.D.
President, Council of Chairs and Directors Elizabeth Ribble, Ph.D.
President, Faculty Senate Elizabeth Goodnick, Ph.D.
Budget Director Neilsun Valenski, M.S.

Curriculum, Academic Effectiveness, and Policy Development

Associate Vice President of Curriculum, Academic Effectiveness, and Policy Development Shaun T. Schafer, Ph.D.
Director of Academic Program Review Lou Moss, M.A., PMP
Director of Curriculum and Catalog Erica Buckland Anderson, M.P.A.
Director of General Studies Todd Laugen, Ph.D.

Faculty Affairs

Associate Vice President for Faculty Affairs Catherine Kleier, Ph.D.
Director of Faculty Affairs Sam Jay, Ph.D.

Graduate Studies

Associate Vice President of Graduate Studies
Inge Wefes, Ph.D.
Director, Business and Financial Operations Chip Hagan, B.A.

Innovative and Lifelong Learning

Associate Vice President of Innovative and Lifelong Learning
Terry Bower, M.S.W.

Online Programs

Interim Associate Vice President of Online Programs Jeff Loats, Ph.D.

Sponsored Research and Programs

Director of the Office of Sponsored Research and Programs
Vacant

Undergraduate Studies

Associate Vice President of Undergraduate Studies
Elizabeth Parmelee, Ph.D.
Director of Academic Services Hediyeh Arasteh, M.A.
Director of Advising Systems
Stephanie Allen, M.A.
Director of the Center for Individualized Learning
Kim VanHoosier-Carey, Ph.D.
Director of the Honors Program
Megan Hughes, Ph.D.
Executive Director of the Office of International Studies
Akbarali Thobhani, Ph.D.
Co-Director of the One World One Water Center for Urban Water Education and Stewardship Nona Shipman, M.A.
Director of the Writing Center
Elizabeth Kleinfeld, Ph.D.

 

Administration, Finance and Facilities Division

Office of the Vice President for Administration, Finance and Facilities

Vice President for Administration/Chief Operating Officer
Larry Sampler, M.A.
Interim Associate Vice President of Administration and Finance
Jim Carpenter, M.P.P.
Chief of Staff to the Vice President for Administration
Leone Schulz, B.S.
CIO/Associate Vice President Information Technology Services Kevin Taylor, M.B.A.
Director of Accounting Services
Liza Larsen, M.B.A, C.P.A.
Director of Budget
David Kribs, M.P.A.
Bursar
Christina Nguyen
Director of Human Resources
Stacy Dvergsdal, B.A.
Deputy CIO Nick Pistentis, M.S.
Director of ITS Infrastructure Services and Chief Information Security Officer Michael Hart, B.S.
Director of Operations and Maintenance Sharon Lorince, M.B.A.
Director of Planning, Design, and Construction Joseph Schalk, M.P.A.
President, Staff Senate Ruby Matheny, B.A.

 

Student Affairs Division

Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs

Vice President for Student Affairs Will Simpkins, Ed.D.
Chief of Staff to the Vice President of Student Affairs Emily Willan, B.S.

Classroom to Career Hub

Associate Vice President of Classroom to Career Initiatives Adrienne Martinez, M.S.W.
Director of Faculty Engagement Alyssa Marks, M.S.W.
Director of Career Engagement Bridgette Coble, Ph.D.
Executive Director of Industry Partnerships Maluwa Behringer, B.S.
Executive Director of Student Support and Retention Nahum Kisner, M.S.

Enrollment Management

Chief Enrollment Officer Long Huynh, D.B.A.
Executive Director of Admissions and Outreach Vaughn Toland, M.A.
Director of Admissions Internal Operations Marlynn Rocha-Vasquez, B.A.
Director of Enrollment Management Call Center Nick Grissom, B.A.
Executive Director of Financial Aid and Scholarships Kerline Eglaus, M.B.A.-H.R.M.
Director of Financial Aid Operations Yared Belete, M.S.T.
Director of Financial Aid Systems Michael Nguyen, B.S.
Director of Financial Aid Compliance Jennifer Helgeson, B.A.
Executive Director of Orientation, Transition, Reengagement Megan Scherzberg, Ph.D.
Director, Orientation, Transition, and Retention John Babcock, M.Ed.
Director, Transfer and Adult Student Services Tiffani Baldwin, Ph.D.
Director of Undergraduate Admissions Amanda Ryder, M.B.A.
Registrar Connie Sanders, B.S.
Director of Scholarships Vacant
Director of Testing Services Russell Reynolds, B.A.
Director of the Center for Urban Education and TRIO High School Upward Bound Janelle Henderson, B.A.

Student Engagement and Wellness

Associate Vice President for Student Engagement and Wellness/Dean of Students Taylor Tackett, M.H.
Assistant Vice President for Equity and Student Engagement
Cynthia Baron, M.S.W., Ed.D.
Assistant Dean/Director of TRIO Student Support Services Loretta Wahl, M.S.S.
Director, Student Care Center Sonia Falcon, M.S.W.
Associate Dean of Student Accountability and Care Thomas Ragland, M.S.
Director of Campus Recreation
Diane Yee, M.S.
Director of the College Assistance Migrant Program
Evelynn Guzman De Leon, M.Ed.
Assistant Dean/Director of the Center for Multicultural Excellence and Inclusion
Thanh Nguyen, Ed.D
Executive Director of the Counseling Center Gail Bruce-Sanford, Ph.D.
Executive Director of the Health Center at Auraria Steve Monaco, M.S.
Director of Immigrant Support Services
Gregor Mieder, M.A.
Director of the LGBTQ Student Resource Center
Tyrell Allen, M.A.
Director of Veteran and Military Student Services
Joe Foster, Ph.D.

 

University Advancement Division

Office of the Vice President for University Advancement

Vice President of University Advancement and Executive Director of the MSU Denver Foundation
Christine Márquez-Hudson, M.N.M.
Chief Financial and Operating Officer
Vacant
Assistant Vice President of Strategic Engagement
Jamie Hurst, J.D.
Associate Vice President for University Advancement
Shelley Thompson, M.A.
Executive Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations
Megan Conklin, M.S.W.
Senior Director of Alumni Engagement and Executive Director of the Alumni Association
Brandi Rideout, M.Ed.
Executive Director of Advancement Communications and Giving Breanne Milnes, M.S.Ed.
Senior Director of Development Gwen Thompson, M.A.
Director of Donor Relations
Traci McBee Rowe M.N.M.
Senior Director of Major Gifts Steve Galpern, M.A.
Senior Director of the Office of University Events Jessica Fernandez, B.A.
Director of Donor Relations Traci McBee Rowe, M.N.M.
Director of Advancement Services Michelle Downer, M.L.I.S.
Director of Prospect Management and Analytics Caitlin Hoppel, B.B.A.
Director of Development Allyssa Joseph, B.A.
Director of Development, Foundation Relations Amanda Malachowski, M.A.M.
Director of Marketing and Communications Andrew Schlichting, M.Ed.
Director of Development Jacques Swanepoel, M.S.
Director of Development, Corporate Relations Zacary Tardiff, M.B.A.

 

Academic Administrators

Graduate Program Directors/Coordinators

Master of Business Administration Ethan Waples, Ph.D.
Master of Health Administration Garrett Chism, M.B.A., EMT-P
Master of Professional Accountancy Gregory Clifton, J.D., LL.M.
Master of Science in Clinical Behavioral Health, emphasis in Addictions Counseling Jason Rose (interim), M.A., L.P.C., LAC, NCC
Master of Science in Cybersecurity LiYing Li, Ph.D.
Master of Science in Human Nutrition and Dietetics Prabhdeep Sandha, Ph.D.
Master of Social Work Tanya Greathouse, Ph.D., LCSW
Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology
Jessica Rossi-Katz, Ph.D.
 
School of Education Graduate Programs Brittany Lane, Ph.D.

College of Business

Dean
Ann B. Murphy, Ph.D.
Associate Dean
Ethan Waples, Ph.D.
Chair, Accounting
Gregory Clifton, J.D., LL.M.

College of Letters, Arts and Sciences

Dean
John Masserini, D.M.A.
Associate Dean
Ting Jiang, Ph.D.

College of Health and Human Sciences

Dean
Hope Szypulski, DNP
Interim Associate Dean Kathy Heyl, M.S., R.D.N.
Associate Dean Joanne Bailey, Ph.D
Associate Dean
Rebecca Trammell, Ph.D.
Chair, Criminal Justice and Criminology Andrea Borrego, Ph.D.
Chair, Human Services and Counseling Tricia Hudson-Matthew, Ph.D.
Chair, Nutrition Rachel Sinley, Ph.D.
Chair, Social Work
Jessica Retrum, Ph.D.
Chair, Speech, Language, Hearing Sciences Jessica Rossi-Katz, Ph.D.

School of Education

Dean
Elizabeth Hinde, Ph.D.
Associate Dean
Lisa Altemueller, Ph.D.
Chair, Elementary Education and Literacy
Corey Sell, Ph.D.
Chair, Secondary, K-12, and Educational Technology
Roland Schendel, Ph.D.
Chair, Special Education, Early Childhood and Culturally/Linguistically Diverse Education
Kathy Whitmore, Ph.D.
Director, Graduate Programs Brittany Lane, Ph.D
Director, Office of Clinical Experiences and Partnerships Brian Bohanan, Ed.D.
Director, Office of Education Solutions Christine Muldoon, Ed.D.
Director, Alternative Licensure Program Stephanie Cavallaro

 

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