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College of Letters Arts and Sciences Dean

John Masserini

John Masserini, DMA (he/him)

Dean - College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences

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College of Letters Arts and Sciences Associate Deans

Ibon Izurieta

Ibon Izurieta, Ph.D.

Associate Dean for Operations, Policy, and Personnel

[email protected] 303-615-0986
Jason Janke

Jason Janke Ph.D.

Associate Dean for Data and Enrollment Management

[email protected] 303-615-0630
Dan Lair

Dan Lair, Ph.D.

Associate Dean for Faculty and Student Affairs

[email protected] 303-605-5871
Sharon Twigg

Sharon Twigg, Ph.D.

Associate Dean for Curriculum, Accreditation, and Program Review

[email protected] 303-605-7383

College of Letters, Arts and Sciences Deans Office Staff

Kami Phillips

Kami Phillips

Executive Assistant to the CLAS Dean

[email protected] 3036055280
Chris Kimmett

Chris Kimmett

UNIX Systems Programmer

[email protected] 3036150688
Bob Mager

Bob Mager

Budget Analyst

[email protected] 3036150790
Vince Werner

Vincent Werner

Student Affairs Administrative Support

[email protected] 3036151301

Travel Team

Rebecca Dobbin

Rebecca Dobbin

Manager, Travel and Budget/Procurement

[email protected] 303-615-0356

Communications and Marketing Team

Courtney Matsumoto

Courtney Matsumoto, M.A. (She/Her)

Data Analyst, Marketing and Communications Senior Manager

[email protected] 303-615-0822
Ana Gavia

Ana Gavia (She/Her)

Branding, Marketing and Social Media Specialist

[email protected] 303-605-7930
Larissa Supinski

Larissa Hill

Marketing and Communications Specialist

[email protected] 303-605-7544

CLAS Dean's Office Statement of Purpose and Values

Administrative Faculty and Professional Staff in the College of Letters, Arts and Sciences (CLAS) are united in a desire to create an inclusive, student-focused, and purposeful work environment. Dean’s Office personnel approach projects and everyday tasks with a solution-oriented mindset, supporting our students, colleagues, and campus community members through the following characteristics:

Dedication: Demonstrate an unwavering commitment to the institution and its people, focused on a deep level of “servingness” aligned with the CLAS vision, mission, and guiding principles.

Collaboration: Bring together a collection of individuals with varied talents and perspectives to analyze issues, solve complex problems, and improve operational systems.

Knowledge & Expertise: Utilize life and career experiences to reveal solutions and pathways, while encouraging continuous improvement, efficiencies, and a growth mindset.

Creativity: Explore unique approaches to problem-solving and work tasks empowered with the freedom of experimentation and testing the limits of capacity.

College of Letters, Arts and Sciences

Contact Us

Campus Location:
Central Classroom 315

Mailing Address:
Campus Box 37
P. O. Box 173362
Denver, CO 80217-3362


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