HSI Task Force Members

HSI Task Force Members, 2015

Esther Rodriguez, Director, Center for Urban Education, Co-Chair

Luis Torres, Deputy Provost, Co-Chair


 Pre-Collegiate or K-12 Pipeline:

  • Myron Anderson, Associate to the President for Diversity
  • Cynthia Armendariz, Director, Excel Program (Pre-Collegiate and Retention)
  • Susana Cordova, Chief of Schools Officer/Acting Superintendent, Denver Public Schools
  • Vicki Leal, Interim Director of Data Management, Enrollment Services
  • Hsui Ping Liu, Director Center for Advanced STEM Education (Summer Science Scholars), Colorado Alliance for Minority Participation, Associate Professor, Biology
  • Michelle Pacheco, Assistant Director, Admissions, Office of Admissions
  • Ron Ramirez, Board Member, Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (MSU Denver Alumni)
  • Luis Rivas, Associate Professor, English, Co-PI, CAMP (College Assistance Migrant Program)
  • Gabriela Rodriguez, Student, Intercultural Communications


Transfer/Adult/Military Veterans

  • Michelle Brown, Associate Director of Admissions, Nontraditional and Readmits, Veterans
  • Leroy Chavez, Director, Veterans Upward Bound
  • Clayton Daughtrey, Associate Dean, College of Business
  • Joshua Gabrielson, Assistant Director, Admissions/Transfer Services, Office of Admissions
  • Rudy Gonzales, Executive Director, Servicios de la Raza
  • Elizabeth Parmelee, Director, Center for Individualized Learning
  • Bethy Tessema, Admissions Counselor, Office of Admissions
  • Adriann Wycoff, Associate Professor, Chicano(a) Studies, Co-PI, CAMP (College Assistance Migrant Program)


Retention of Existing MSU Denver Students

  • Cynthia Baron, Associate Director, First Year Success
  • Carla Castillo, Advisor, Colorado Challenge Program
  • Ramon Del Castillo, Chair and Professor, Chicano (a) Studies, Co-Chair, Equity in Excellent
  • Curtis Esquibel, Director, Denver College Attainment Network (DenverCAN)
  • Cesiah Guadarrama-Trejo, Student, Political Science
  • Perla Gheiler, Director, Strategic Initiatives and Outreach, Marketing and Communications
  • Theresa Godinez, Associate Director, Financial Aid and Scholarships, Office of Financial Aid
  • Sandra Haynes, Dean, College of Professional Studies
  • Abigail Jimenez, Student, Biology (major), Chemistry (minor)
  • Lunden MacDonald, Director, First Year Success, Co-Chair, Equity in Excellence
  • Elizabeth Mendez Shannon, Assistant Professor, Social Work
  • Mark Potter, Associate Vice President, Undergraduate Studies


Staff and Ex-Oficio

Ellen Boswell, Director, Office of Institutional Research

Samantha Kalinowski, Assistant Director, Office of Institutional Research

Stella Todd, Associate Professor, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences

Office Contact

Manuel Del Real, Ph.D.

Executive Director of HSI Initiatives and Inclusion

Office Staff

Campus Location:

Jordan Student Success Building (JSSB) 440
890 Auraria Parkway
Denver, CO 80204

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 173362
Campus Box 1
Denver, CO 80217-3362