Personnel

Cucchiara named assistant director

November 15, 2012
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Cucchiara named assistant director

Stephen Cucchiara, coordinator for student activities and organizations at Western Oregon University, is the new assistant director of student activities in the Department of Student Life and Leadership. Since July 2010, Cucchiara collaborated with key departments at Western Oregon to produce special events such as homecoming, summer concerts and family weekend in addition to advising campus fraternities and sororities and…

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Who’s New: October new staff

November 8, 2012
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Thirteen new staff members joined UCCS in October. Their names, title, department and start dates follow. Julia Neville, sexual harassment and discrimination officers, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Administration and Finance, Oct. 1. Charles Cummings, construction project manager, Facilities Services, Oct. 31. Wangyun Chao, international student specialist, Office International Affairs, Oct. 29. Nicholas Martinez, accountant, Bookstore, Oct. 17. Benjamin…

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UCCS professor among six named as distinguished

October 17, 2012
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UCCS professor among six named as distinguished

Six University of Colorado faculty members, including a UCCS physics professor, will be named Distinguished Professors, the most prestigious honor for faculty at the university. Each year, the recognition goes to faculty members who demonstrate exemplary performance in research or creative work, a record of excellence in classroom teaching and supervision of individual learning, and outstanding service to the profession,…

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CU Foundation adds three new staff

October 17, 2012
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CU Foundation adds three new staff

The CU Foundation recently hired three individuals to work on UCCS fundraising priorities. Megan Fisher, vice president, CU Foundation, announced Margo Hatton as director of development, Melinda Hageman as associate director of development and Judson Carter as assistant director of development. Brief biographies follow. Margo Hatton, Pueblo, previously served as manager of development and education partnerships for The Space Foundation,…

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Wienholtz named assistant director

October 16, 2012
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Sabrina Wienholtz, student activities specialist, Office of Student Life and Leadership, was recently hired as assistant director following a national search. As assistant director, Wienholtz will work closely with student clubs and organizations and will advise the UCCS Student Government Association. Her appointment was announced by Brad Bayer, executive director, Office of Student Life and Leadership. A member of the…

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Former district judge to provide campus counsel

Former district judge to provide campus counsel

The University of Colorado has named Kirk Samelson its managing senior associate with University Counsel for UCCS. Samelson served as a district judge in Colorado’s 4th Judicial District for the past 12 years, five of them as chief judge. He handled civil, criminal, juvenile and domestic matters. “I’m excited for the opportunity to join the staff at UCCS, a dynamic…

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Who’s New: September new faculty and staff

October 5, 2012
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Eleven new staff members joined UCCS in September. Their names, titles, departments, and start dates follow. Kimberly Jones, professional research assistant, Department of Psychology, Sept. 17. Alexander Snyder, assistant men’s basketball coach, Athletic Department, Sept. 1. Issac Florez, psychologist, Department of Psychology, Sept. 10. Vanessa Delgado, program director, Multicultural Office for Student Access, Inclusiveness and Community, Sept. 10. Carrie Horner,…

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MOSAIC selects new program director

September 24, 2012
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Portrait of Vanessa Delgado

A former graduate assistant in the Office of LGBTQA Resources and Support at Northern Arizona University is the new LGBT program director for the Multicultural Office for Student Access, Inclusiveness and Community (MOSAIC). Vanessa Delgado was recently selected as MOSAIC student support and LGBT program director. Her appointment was announced by Anthony Cordova, director, MOSAIC. “I am excited to have…

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New tenure-track faculty join campus

September 18, 2012
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Portraits

There are 24 new tenured or tenure-track faculty members who joined UCCS this fall. In the next few editions of Communique, brief profiles of the new faculty will be published. This week’s introductions include six assistant professors and one associate professor. Jeffrey E. Scholes, assistant professor, Department of Philosophy, College of Letters, Arts and Sciences. He previously was an instructor in…

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In Memory: Annette Joyce Visty

September 17, 2012
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In Memory: Annette Joyce Visty

Annette Joyce Visty, 50, a 1989 UCCS graduate and director of the Office of University Relations from 1996 to 1998, died in August, according to obituary information published by family members. The complete obituary, as published in the Colorado Springs Gazette, follows. Annette Joyce Visty Annette Joyce (Heller) Visty was born in March 1962 in Halifax, Nova Scotia and went…

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