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Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) Implementation Team, 2017-18

Working Group 1: Institutional Infrastructure

  • Myron Anderson, Ph.D. – Associate to the President for Diversity
  • Lori Kester – Associate Vice President, Enrollment Management
  • Julie Lucas, – Sr. Director, Integrated Marketing and Communications
  • Joshua Mackey, Ed – Director, Human Resources
  • Chris Mancuso – Web Communications Manager
  • Ned Muhovich, Ph.D. – Director, Advising Center
  • Braelin Pantel – Associate Vice President, Student Engagement and Wellness
  • Miriam Marina Pereira – Associate Dean, College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences
  • Eric Silva – Assistant Director, First Year Success
  • Chalene Lechuga, PhD – Professor, Chicano Studies
  • Steve Willich – Director of LGBTQ Student Resources Services
  • Ellen Boswell – Director, Office of Institutional Research

 

 

Sub Group: Cultural Competence

  • Samantha Borrego, (Chair) – Advisor, College of Letters Arts & Sciences
  • Gregor Mieder – Coordinator, Immigrant Services
  • Colleen Toomey – Equity Program Coordinator
  • Tanya Greathouse – Lecturer, Social Work Department
  • Xajes Martinez – Assistant Director LGBTQ Student Resource Services
  • Katherine Young, Ph.D. – Associate Professor, School of Education
  • Brandi Scott – Director, CESA

 

 

Working Group 2: Outreach to PreK-12 Schools

  • Cynthia Baron – Associate Director, Learning Communities and First Year Success
  • Patrick Fay – Assistant Director, Admissions
  • Anthony Grant – Director, Athletics
  • Megan Hughes-Zarzo – Director, Honors Program
  • Matthew Jenkins – Assistant Professor, Art, College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
  • Carla Mirabelli – Director, Center for Urban Education
  • Julie Reyes – Associate Director for Research, Center for Faculty Excellence
  • Luis Sandoval – Pre-Collegiate Coordinator, Excel Program

 

 

Working Group 3: Transfer and Enrollment

  • Evelyn Guzman – Coordinator, New Student Orientation (Co-chairs)
  • Courtney Matsumoto – Coordinator, Advanced Manufacturing Sciences Institute (Co-chairs)
  • Samantha Borrego – Advisor-College Letters, Arts, and Sciences
  • Joshua Gabrielson – Assistant Director Transfer Services, Admissions
  • Camilia Naranjo – Advising and Retention Coordinator, First Year Success
  • Vaughn Toland – Executive Director, Admissions and Outreach
  • Kim Williams – Associate Director, Academic Advising
  • Tiffany Baldwin, Ph.D. – Coordinator of Transfer Student Success and Persistence
  • Isaac Garcia – Colorado Challenge Counselor
  • Connie Sanders – Graduate and Transfer Evaluator

 

Working Group 4: Financial Aid

  • Thad Spaulding (Chair) – Deputy Director, Financial Aid and Scholarships
  • Gerardo Ceballos – Pre-Collegiate Counselor, Excel Program
  • Cynthia Hejl – Director, Financial Aid
  • Michelle LeBoo – Associate Director, Financial Aid
  • Gwen Thompson – Senior Director of Development
  • Rey Hernandez – Julian, Ph.D. – Interim Associate Dean, College of Business

 

 

Subgroup: Financial Literacy

  • Koreena Montoya, (chair) – Program Manager, Center for Urban Education
  • Theresa Godinez, consultant – Associate Director, Financial Aid
  • Ariadna Ochoa – Specialist Immigrant Services
  • Debbie Magana – Associate Director of Student Academic Success Center
  • Juan Gallegos – Brother to Brother Coordinator
  • Hsiu-Ping Liu – Director and Associate Professor, Center for Advanced STEM Education, Biology
  • Thomas Hernandez – Assoc. Director, Financial Aid and Scholarships

 

 

Working Group 5: Advocacy and Policy Development

  • Allyson Garcia, (Chair) – Advisor, TRIO, Student Support Services
  • Ramon Del Castillo – Chair and Professor, Chicano/a Studies Department, College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
  • Cathy Lucas – Chief of Staff, Associate to the President for Marketing and Communications
  • Megan Jones – Business Intelligence
  • Raquel Jimenez – CAMP Academic Advisor
  • Alejandra Perez-Urkoski – Govt. Relations Manager, Marketing and Communications

 

 

Staff Resources

  • Angela Marquez, Ph.D. – Special Assistant to President, HSI
  • Esther Rodriguez – Consultant, Hispanic-Serving Institution
  • Kari Talich – Business Intelligence Specialist, Team DELTA
  • Morgan Swaney – Business Intelligence Specialist, Team DELTA

Office Contact

Manuel Del Real, Ph.D.

Executive Director of HSI Initiatives and Inclusion

Office of Diversity and Inclusion 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