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Braelin Pantel
Associate Vice President, Student Engagement & Wellness / Dean of Students


303-556-3559

bpantel@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Full-Time Staff

Office Location:
TV

Office Number:
311

Campus Box Number:
74

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Bio:

Braelin Pantel has worked at MSU Denver since 2010. Prior to coming to the University, Braelin worked in several student affairs departments at other Colorado colleges, including in student activities, leadership programming, international student services, disability services, new student orientation and student conduct. Braelin holds a B.S. in psychology from Union College in Schenectady, New York, an M.A. in Higher Education Administration with an emphasis on student development and is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration and Student Affairs Leadership. When she’s not working (or studying herself…), Braelin enjoys vegetarian cooking, backpacking along the Colorado Trail and spending time with her family, including her chocolate lab Ghirardelli (‘Delli’) and cat, Basmati.



Laura Roth
Associate Dean, Student Engagement & Wellness


303-556-3559

lstrohmi@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Full-Time Staff

Office Location:
TV

Office Number:
311

Campus Box Number:
74

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Bio:

Laura Roth began working at MSU Denver in 2005 as an Assistant Director in Student Activities planning events for students. She has been in the Dean of Students Office since 2011 after taking some time away from MSU Denver to serve in the U.S. Peace Corps in Mongolia, sail as the Assistant Dean of Students on the Spring 2010 Voyage of Semester at Sea and teach English to Tibetan monks in Dharamsala, India. Laura received her B.A. in Public Relations from the University of Toledo and her M.A. in College Student Personnel from Bowling Green State University, both in Ohio. She has worked in a range of functional areas in student affairs including residence life, fraternity and sorority programs, student activities and student conduct. Outside of work Laura loves to travel, practice yoga and learn all she can about nutrition and wellness.



Kelli Frank
CARE Team Coordinator/Case Manager


303-556-3559

kfrank14@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Full-Time Staff

Office Location:
TV

Office Number:
311

Campus Box Number:
74

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Bio:

Kelli Frank was born and raised in Seattle, Washington and has lived in Colorado since 2012. She is one of six children and the first in her family to graduate from college. Before coming to MSU Denver she attended the University of Washington and earned a B.A. in Sociology and American Studies. She then earned an M.S. in Student Affairs in Higher Education (SAHE) from Colorado State University and hopes to continue her education as a life-long learner. Kelli has worked in student activities, campus recreation, student housing, case management, new student orientation and college access arenas throughout the past six years. When not working, she enjoys travelling, spending time with her family and the beloved animals in her life.

 

Favorite quote : "Our deepest calling is to grow into our own authentic self-hood, whether or not it conforms to some image of who we ought to be. As we do so, we will not only find the joy that every human being seeks--we will also find our path of authentic service in the world." – Parker J. Palmer 



Lisa Nelson
Coordinator for Student Conflict Resolution Services


303-556-3559

lnelso48@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Full-Time Staff

Office Location:
TV

Office Number:
311

Campus Box Number:
74

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Bio:

Lisa has practiced alternative dispute resolution for 20 years as a mediator, facilitator, restorative justice practitioner and trainer. In addition to her work in the dispute resolution field, she has worked in higher education in both administrative and teaching positions. A third generation Colorado native, Lisa holds a B.A in history from Northwestern University and a J.D. from the University of Colorado School of Law.



Thomas Ragland
Student Conduct Coordinator


303-556-3559

traglan1@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Full-Time Staff

Office Location:
TV

Office Number:
311

Campus Box Number:
74

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Bio:

Thomas Ragland started working at MSU Denver in May 2015. Prior to working for MSU Denver, Thomas worked as a Hall Director at the University of Colorado, Boulder for two years and as a Resident Director at the University of Nevada, Reno. Thomas holds a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Northern Colorado and an M.S. in Student Affairs from Missouri State University. Thomas has worked in student conduct, housing and residence life, housing occupancy and as a career counselor for the city of Springfield, Missouri. In his spare time, Thomas enjoys anything fitness related, writing rap music and spending time with his family, including his rotund cat, Jules.



Mike Rager
Title IX Investigator/Student Conduct Specialist


303-556-3559

mrager2@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Full-Time Staff

Office Location:
TV

Office Number:
311

Campus Box Number:
74

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Bio:

Mike Rager began working at MSU Denver in March 2016 as Title IX Coordinator, Student Conduct Specialist.  He is originally from Colorado where he has spent a vast majority of his life. He attended Colorado State University where he earned a B.A. in Communication Studies/Minor in Business Administration.  Then, he attended Iowa State University where he earned a M.Ed. in Educational Leadership and Policy.  Over the past seven years, Mike has worked in Residence Life, Student Conduct, and Greek life. Mike is an active member in the Association for Student Conduct Administration (ASCA) and enjoys collaborating with colleagues from different institutions. Mike has also attended various trainings including the ASCA Gehring Academy (Mid-Level Track 2013) and ATIXA Investigator Training. When he is away from the office, Mike enjoys traveling, exercise, being outdoors, and spending time with his family and close-friends.



Tony Price, M.A.
Director, Campus Recreation


303-556-5379

pricean@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Faculty

Office Location:
PE

Office Number:
108

Campus Box Number:
31

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Bio:

Tony Price serves as Director of Campus Recreation at Auraria (CRA).   A comprehensive fitness, leisure, and recreational services program provided for the students, faculty, staff, alumni, spouses, and guests of the Metropolitan State University of Denver, the University of Colorado at Denver, and the Community College of Denver at the Auraria Campus.  In addition to his primary job duties, Tony Co-Chairs the planning committee for the annual Martin Luther King Peace Breakfast and the Graduation Ceremony for African and African American Students. Additional campus/committee service includes:  MSU Denver’s Advisor’s Council and 21st Century College Readiness Center Advisory Council. Tony is also a mentor for student athletes on the Men’s basketball team for MSU Denver and is a volunteer youth basketball coach for South Suburban Athletics.

Tony has served as a mentor for Denver Kids Inc. and is a current board member for the Colorado I Have a Dream Foundation and Cleo Parker Robinson Dance.  

Tony received a Bachelors of Arts in Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing from the University of Colorado, Boulder (1995) and a Master’s of Arts in Sports Management with an emphasis in Athletic Administration from the University of Iowa (1998).  He is a graduate of Leadership  Denver, 2012.  Tony is an avid skier and cyclist and currently resides in Littleton Colorado.

 



Bryan Ferguson
Associate Director, Campus Recreation


303-556-8363

bfergus3@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Full-Time Staff

Office Location:
PE

Office Number:
108

Campus Box Number:
31

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Bio:

Bryan is currently Associate Director of Campus Recreation. He started with MSU Denver as an intern and also held the position of Assistant Director of Campus Recreation. Bryan has over 20 years of experience merging hard and soft skills instruction and training in the development of student and staff leadership success models. He continues to pursue a leadership role in the development of media and blended learning modalities for hard and soft skills outcomes. Develops and implements creative new programs in support of workplace and industry diversity outcomes. Bryan holds a Baccalaureate degree from MSU Denver and a Master of Arts degree from the University of Colorado. Bryan's specialties include specialties: outdoor education, Instructional technology, leadership development, higher education service, media production.



Louie Morphew
Associate Director, Campus Recreation


303-556-3647

lmorphe1@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Full-Time Staff

Office Location:
PE

Office Number:
108

Campus Box Number:
31

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Bio:

Louie Morphew began working at MSU Denver in 2005 in the role as an Assistant Director in Campus Recreation.   He is currently the Associate Director of Programs and Facility Operations at Campus Recreation directly overseeing the personal training program, adaptive fitness, informal sports and CPR classes.   Prior to his arrival at the university, Louie worked at a physical therapy clinic and also at Arapahoe Community College.  Louie has worked as an Exercise Specialist, Personal Trainer and as an Adjunct Instructor leading fitness training for law enforcement cadets.  Louie holds a B.S. in Therapeutic Recreation from Indiana University and also has an M.S. in Adult Fitness from Indiana State University.  Outside of work Louie enjoys coaching youth sports for his two children, attending sporting events, exercising, traveling and gardening.