MSU Denver

General Information

Office/Campus Location
Student Success Building
Fourth Floor, Room 410
890 Auraria Parkway
Denver, CO 80204

[email protected]

To contact a specific member of the MSU Denver Alumni Relations team, please consult our staff directory.

For gifts and other correspondence

Metropolitan State University of Denver
University Advancement
Campus Box 14, PO Box 173362
Denver, CO 80217-3362

Jamie Hurst

Jamie Hurst (’21) | Assistant Vice President for Strategic Engagement
Jamie Hurst is originally from California and started with MSU Denver in December 2013. Previously, she worked at Upper Iowa University as the Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations after working in college athletics for nearly a decade at Upper Iowa, Iowa State University and Indiana State University. Jamie earned her J.D. from Hamline University School of Law, M.A. in Sport Management from Indiana State University and B.A. in Religious Studies/Human Development from the University of California, San Diego where she was an NCAA Division II softball student-athlete. As the Assistant Vice President for Strategic Planning, Jamie provides leadership, vision and direction to the Alumni Relations and Annual Giving teams while also serving as the Executive Director of the Alumni Association. Jamie also serves as an affiliate faculty member in the Human Performance and Sport department where she teaches Legal Liability in Sport. In her spare time, she is an avid Roadrunner Softball fan, loves all things baseball, enjoys playing guitar and woodworking. She and her wife live in Westminster and enjoy the Colorado outdoors with their two dogs, Rowdy and Copper.



Bre Milnes | Senior Director of Advancement Communications and Annual Giving
Bre Milnes is originally from Illinois and joined MSU Denver Alumni Relations in April 2015. As the Senior Director of Advancement Communications and Annual Giving, she leads the effort to communicate strategically with our alumni, donors and friends of the University. Other duties include leading the direct marketing and call center operations for the office of Alumni Relations & Giving.

Bre began her career in higher education as a marketing coordinator and assistant softball coach at Kirkwood Community College in 2009.

She earned an M.S.Ed. in Sport Performance and Leadership, and a B.S. in Sport Marketing and Administration from Northern State University. In her free time, she enjoys skiing and hanging out with her cats watching true-crime television shows.



Brandi Rideout | Director of Alumni Relations
Brandi Rideout joined MSU Denver as the Assistant Director of Alumni Programs in 2015. As the current Director of Alumni Relations, she creates the best possible environment for students to succeed in life. Through innovative programming and networking events, Brandi hopes to create a legacy of engaged alumni who can always count on their Alma Mater for support. She is also an affiliate faculty member in the Human Performance and Sport Department.

Prior to becoming a Roadrunner, Brandi spent over 10 years dedicated to developing student-athletes. She helped create the best possible environment for them to succeed athletically and academically as the Assistant Athletic Director for Student-Athlete Services and SWA at Upper Iowa University, Director of Student-Athlete Services at the University of Maine, and the Assistant Basketball Coach at Colby College.

Brandi graduated from the University of Maine at Farmington with a B.S. in community health education and earned a MEd in higher education administration from Upper Iowa University. As a first-generation college student, she passionate about higher education and the opportunities that can develop as a result of obtaining a degree. She brings positive energy and a great attitude to any situation and is always looking for ways to grow and learn.

Brandi enjoys spending her free time skiing and hiking with her dog, Zion, and was the proud winner of her 7th-grade spelling bee.



Lynne Winter (’17) | Assistant Director of Advancement Communications
Lynne Winter joined the Roadrunner family in 2013. As a student employee, she worked as a teaching assistant, tutor and for the Reach-a-Roadrunner Alumni Call Center. In April 2017, she joined the University Advancement staff full-time to combine her adaptive range of writing skills with her passion for supporting the future of students and programs at Metropolitan State University of Denver.

For more than two years, she has shared stories of lives transformed with alumni, donors, faculty, staff and the community through Metropolitan Denver Magazine, Early Bird articles, the Your Gifts at Work newsletter and bi-monthly alumni newsletters. She cultivates and edits content for stewardship and fundraising publications, project proposals, donor acknowledgment letters, alumni newsletters and more, in support of MSU Denver University Advancement’s mission to secure private financial support for the University.

Lynne graduated from the University of Colorado at Denver with a B.A. in English and earned a B.S. in environmental science from MSU Denver in 2017. In her free time, she enjoys reading comic books, planning vacations to Disney destinations, and watching movies (particularly Marvel) with her husband, 8-year-old Border Collie mix, Sully, and her son who is currently earning his Ph.D. in medical physics in Wisconsin.



Ashlae Shepler | Digital Media Specialist
Ashlae Shepler is a critical thinker with a playful sense of humor, and her creative production experience makes her an adaptable player in creating cross-platform content for small businesses and non-profit organizations. Her education in art and design led to an exciting freelance career that carried her from the Midwest to Texas to Colorado. 
After landing in Denver in 2014, Ashlae continues to split her time among non-profit fine art organizations and commercial design production with organizations including MSU Denver, Art Students League of Denver, Colorado Photographic Arts Center and others. When not working on various creative projects, you will find her reading, researching, or traveling the western landscape to hike, bike, and eat fresh, local foods.


Luz Lopez | Annual Giving Manager



Brigette Hipp | Intern
Brigitte is an undergraduate student, working to achieve a Bachelor’s in Communication Studies and a minor in Sociology. Brigitte is a non-tradtional student, and loves the community Metro offers to support all students in achieving their goals. As an intern with Advancement, and Alumni Services, she is excited to participate in the philanthropic work MSU does in order to support students both current and past in those goals.

Brigitte lives in Broomfield with her husband, their two year old son and rescue dogs, Ernie and Pepper. Prior to returning to school Brigitte helped to run an animal rescue in Lakewood, CO – she is passionate about animals, and her community.