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The purpose of the advisory councils is to create a structure in which people from every corner of campus can work together to address issues of critical importance to MSU Denver. They are intended to provide an inclusive forum to bring forward the best ideas for making our University more effective and successful in achieving its goals.

All University community members are encouraged to participate in these councils. Contact one of the leads below for more information.


President’s Council on Academic Excellence and Student Success

Focus on Student Retention


Sean Petranovich, Ph.D., lead data scientist, Business Intelligence

Kristy Lyons, Ph.D., assistant professor, Department of Psychology

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Council on Academic Excellence and Student Success


Built Environment and Infrastructure

Focus on enhancing the built environment


Amy Kern, assistant professor, Department of Industrial Design

[email protected]


Jeno Balogh, Department of Engineering and Engineering Technology

[email protected]


President’s Advisory Council for Culture and Workplace

Focus on contributing to a culture that enhances the workplace


Bill Carnes, D.M., professor, Department of Management

John Kietzmann, associate director of athletics for marketing and promotions/external relations

More Information:
Advisory Council for Culture and Workplace