MSU Denver

Administration at MSU Denver is a service-oriented branch that supports the overall mission and goals of a diverse and dynamic campus community. Administrative Services:

  • Provides support in the areas of Accounting Services, Bursar, Business Services, Budget, Facilities and Space Planning, Human Resources, Business Intelligence Unit, Institutional Research, Enterprise Data Warehouse, and Information Technology Services.
  • Develops, evaluates, and supports the human and fiscal resources and the business framework of the university.
  • Embraces the institution’s vision for academic excellence and student success by upholding core values of compliance, competence, professionalism, respect, collaboration, confidentiality, and responsiveness.


Administration as a whole strives to:

  • Create a culture of open communication and trust.
  • Treat all employees with respect and value their contributions.
  • Communicate in a timely manner when providing services to customers.
  • Provide value-added services in meeting customer needs.
  • Provide excellent customer service in a timely and honest manner.
  • Seek ways to improve our services.
  • Provide avenues to improve and maintain the quality of work.

Administration Services:

Administration supports the overall mission and goals of a diverse and dynamic campus community. Specifically, we provide support in the following areas:

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Quarterly Employee Recognition

On behalf of the Recognition Committee, we welcome you to the Quarterly Employee Recognition page. We, on the committee, recognize that Administration is comprised of many talented, dedicated, and hard-working team members. Our purpose here is to create an environment in which ANY Administration team member can be nominated and formally recognized for the hard work she/he/they does.

The committee has established a process to nominate a team member. To submit a nomination, click on the link below. This will open a Quarterly Employee Recognition Nomination form. Please fill out the form completely and as detailed as possible. Once completed, please click the “Submit” button. This will email the form directly to the Recognition Committee. The committee will then review all nominations and decide on the recipient. The form lists several attributes to consider when writing the nomination. It is not necessary that the nominee fulfills all of them, but these are some of the attributes the committee will be looking for while reviewing the nominations.



  • The Quarterly Recognition recipient will be announced at the Quarterly Town Hall.
  • The recipient will be featured in a Newsletter.
  • Nominations are open to any and all Administration team members.
  • The recipient will be decided by the Recognition Committee only.
  • The initial Recognition Committee will be the Meaningful Recognition Team that developed the process. Membership on the committee will be a rotational opportunity. It was felt that having a new member to the committee would bring a fresh perspective.

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Team List

of Administration/ COO

Donald L. “Larry” Sampler

Chief Operations Officer


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Associate Vice-President of Administration/ CFO

George Middlemist, PHD.

Chief Financial Officer


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Chief of Staff to the Vice-President for Administration

S. Leone Dick

Chief of Staff


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Associate Vice President of Information Technology Services

Kevin Taylor

Chief Information Officer


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Associate Vice President of Human Resources

Stacey Dvergsdal

Chief Human Resources Officer






Executive Assistant to the Vice-President for Administration / COO & Associate Vice-President / CFO

Jennifer Dechant

Executive Assistant


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Larry Sampler, M.A., VP for Administration and Finance, COO



S. Leone Dick



Kevin Taylor



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Metropolitan State University of Denver


Direct Line: 303-615-0011

Physical Address: 
Jordan Student Success Building
890 Auraria Parkway,
Suite 310
Denver, CO 80202

Mailing Address: 
Campus Box 67
P.O Box 173362
Denver, CO 80217-3362