Based in the Office of Academic Affairs, the mission of Undergraduate Studies is to deliver a deeply engaging, transformative educational experience for students through institution-wide collaboration, enhancing academic programs with High-Impact Practices and individualized guidance. We achieve this through:

  • Interdisciplinary and innovative learning.
  • Experiential and global education
  • Metacognitive development
  • In-depth and creative scholarship


Advising Systems


Center for Individualized Learning

Honors Program

International Studies

One World One Water Center

Student Academic Services

Undergraduate Research & Creative Scholarship

Writing Center

These academic and co-curricular programs which comprise Undergraduate Studies strive to deeply engage students in their education journey, help them achieve their full potential as undergraduate scholars, and launch them as successful professionals and community members.  Students who participate in these programs typically exhibit the following characteristics:

  • the ability to self-advocate
  • interest in engaging on campus and in the broader community
  • intentionality in developing a plan for learning and professional development
  • awareness of the importance of self-authorship
  • adept at synthesizing their learning and articulating their educational journey

Undergraduate Studies also maintains close ties with the Classroom to Career Hub (C2 Hub).

Undergraduate Studies Staff

photo of Elizabeth Parmelee



Elizabeth Parmelee, Ph.D. is the Associate Vice President for Undergraduate Studies.  She can be contacted at [email protected],  (303)-615-0409.





Shayla Bischoff is the Assistant to the Associate Vice President for Undergraduate Studies. She can be contacted at [email protected], (303)-605-7993. 






Cheyenne Calderon is the Graduate Assistant for Undergraduate Studies. She can be contacted at [email protected]


Kalise McCurry



Kalise McCurry is the Undergraduate Studies and Civic & Community Ambassador. She can be contacted at [email protected]