Student Affairs is committed to ensuring that every Roadrunner has the resources and opportunities they need to succeed. In addition to the enrollment and financial resources students need on their academic journey, we also support student organizations, leadership opportunities, innovative career readiness programming and industry connections, recreation and club sports, and health and wellness offerings to fit all interests.

As a community of students and staff, we rely on the three pillars of Student Affairs – career success, equity and inclusion, and student engagement – to guide our work, as we strive to create diverse programming that elevates student voices and affirms students’ identities and experiences. We give our all every day to ensure your time as a Roadrunner is memorable, purposeful and impactful.

Classroom to Career Hub

The Classroom to Career (C2) Hub provides career development programs and activities for all MSU Denver students. We strive to embed experiential learning and career engagement into the full Roadrunner experience. Our exploratory advisors support students who have not yet chosen a major to map out an academic plan aligned to their career aspirations. Students can develop important leadership skills by serving as a Peer Mentor while also supporting fellow Roadrunners in navigating the campus and virtual environment. As a student, you have access to a variety of online resources including resume review tools and our database, Career Link, of employment and internship opportunities. The C2 Hub team is ready to support your journey toward a fulfilling career by offering:

Student Engagement & Wellness (SEW)

Student Engagement and Wellness is an array of departments and services that help students be their best selves, stay the course, and succeed in school, career, and life. We believe that wellness is more than just good grades or a good job, it also means taking care of our minds, bodies and spirits. We also recognize that life happens, so our team of professionals has you covered so you can get support and stay the course. And lastly, college is the perfect time to try something new, make new friends and explore new activities and interests, so we have a wide variety of programming designed with you in mind:

Enrollment Management

The Office of Enrollment Management recruits and admits undergraduate and graduate students from various multicultural backgrounds, as it is committed to attracting, enrolling, retaining and graduating an empowered student body. They are a student-centered, evidence-based, technology-driven division that collaborates with internal and external partners to support the University’s mission and commitment to access, academic quality, diversity, equity and inclusion. The various offices consist of:

Student Affairs Strategic Plan

The Student Affairs 2030 Strategic Planning Tracker represents the systems we hope to evolve and our process will continually identify the near-term tactics and long-range strategies to meet this challenge.

Each of our goals includes several strategy areas that must be met in order to transform the MSU Denver student experience. Within these areas, we will identify annual tactics and individual project managers or strategy teams to realize our vision.

Annual Impact Report

View the 2022-2023 Student Affairs Annual Impact Report.

Meet the Team

Meet the Vice President for Student Affairs, the Associate Vice Presidents and the members of the Vice President's Operations Team

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Dr. Will Simpkins

Vice President for Student Affairs

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Long Huynh

Chief Enrollment Officer

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Adrienne Martinez

Associate Vice President for Classroom to Career Initiatives

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Taylor Tackett

Taylor Tackett

Associate Vice President for Student Engagement and Wellness/Dean of Students

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Emily Willan

Chief of Staff to the Vice President for Student Affairs

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Thuy Phan

Executive Assistant to the Vice President for Student Affairs

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Chris Harder

Senior Fiscal Operations Manager for Student Affairs

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Angelica Moreno

Assessment and Evaluation Manager for Student Affairs

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Brian Guerrero, Ed.D.

Brian Guerrero, Ed.D.

Associate to the Vice President

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Jewel Midelis

Director of Student Communications for Student Affairs

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Katie Simonsgaard

Communications and Social Media Manager for Student Affairs

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Emily Burnell

Emily Burnell

Office Manager for Vice President of Student Affairs’ Office

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Got Questions? Contact US

Office: Jordan Student Success Building 350

Hours: Monday to Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Phone: 303-615-0021

Location: 890 Auraria Parkway | Student Success Building