Metropolitan State University of Denver’s January hires:

Sarah Kaup, international admission specialist, Admissions 

Luz Lopez, interim office manager, University Advancement 

Christopher Empson, photography-lab manager, Art 

Sara Jackson Shumate, Ph.D., director, Center for Individualized Learning 

Jermaine Gunnells, Brother to Brother coordinator, Center for Multicultural Excellence and Inclusion 

Bridget Arend, Ph.D., assistant director, Center for Teaching, Learning and Design 

Marit Smith, instructional-design support specialist II, Center for Teaching, Learning and Design 

Nicholas Ditulio, instructional-design support specialist II, Center for Teaching, Learning and Design 

Zacary Tardiff, director of Development, Corporate Relations 

Taryn Wood, lecturer, Elementary Education 

Destiny Candelaria, call-center coordinator, Financial Aid 

Loriann Weiss, director of financial-aid operations, Financial Aid 

Mydung (Mikki) Le, call-center coordinator, Financial Aid 

Margaret Nation, interim specialist, Honors Program 

Amy Hamik, senior Academic Affairs partner, Human Resources 

Andrea Pazos, administrative coordinator, Innovative and Lifelong Learning  

Jill Todd, Nursing Program admissions manager, Nursing 

Kelli Valdivieso, lecturer, Nursing 

Andy Schlichting, director of Advancement Marketing and Communications, Office of Development 

Josh Harris, donor-relations coordinator, Office of Development 

Ben Caldwell, graduate-admissions coordinator, Office of Graduate Studies 

Margaret Patel, Ph.D., lecturer, Social Work 


Roadrunner retiree:

Taylor Lee, associate director of Client Services, Information Technology 


MSU Denver’s January departures:

Maria Rodriguez, Excel Program counselor, Admissions 

Matt Deming, second assistant women’s volleyball coach, Athletics 

Emily Nielsen, analyst, Budget 

Chelsea Dyer, junior course developer, Center for Teaching, Learning and Design 

Fatimah Alebrahim, Ph.D., instructional designer, Center for Teaching, Learning and Design 

Yveth Anisimov, desktop-support liaison, Client Services 

John Jurica, Ph.D., staff psychologist, Counseling Center 

Mary Sauceda, Ed.D., associate vice president, Enrollment Management 

Natascha Ambrose, assistant director of Financial Aid compliance, Financial Aid 

Kate Ray, senior partner, Human Resources 

John Warren, information-technology professional, Information Technology 

Abigail Beckwith, transfer evaluator, Registrar’s Office 

Eron Reed, Ph.D., lecturer, School of Education 

Todd Reimer, Ph.D., professor, School of Education 

Shane Borah, compliance-and-prevention coordinator, Student Life Office