Personnel

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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New tenure-track faculty join campus

September 7, 2012
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New Faculty

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 begin with seven new assistant professors. Christopher Bell, assistant professor, Department of Communication, College of Letters, Arts and Sciences. Bell previously was director of the Oral Communication…

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Hiltner hired as assistant athletic director

August 30, 2012
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Hiltner hired as assistant athletic director

A Limon native and the former assistant commissioner of the Great Lakes Valley Conference is the new assistant athletic director for compliance for the UCCS Athletic Department. Erin Hiltner was hired this summer as assistant athletic director following a national search. Her appointment was announced by Steve Kirkham, director, Athletic Department. “It feels great to be coming back home to…

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Athletics hires information director

August 14, 2012
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Athletics hires information director

Jared Verner, previously sports information director at Western State Colorado University, Gunnison, will lead sports information efforts at UCCS. Verner’s appointment as assistant athletic director for sports information was announced Aug. 1 by Steve Kirkham, director, Department of Athletics. Verner was hired following a national search. “Jared brings a wealth of knowledge about our conference and NCAA Division II to…

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UCCS mourns instructor’s death

August 2, 2012
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UCCS mourns instructor’s death

On behalf of the UCCS campus community, UCCS Chancellor Pam Shockley-Zalabak issued the following statement regarding the death of Brian Taylor, 28, of Fort Collins, an honorarium instructor in the UCCS Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. “I offer our most sincere and heart-felt condolences to Brian Taylor’s family members and friends. We are saddened by his loss.” Taylor died July…

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Who’s New: July new faculty and staff

August 1, 2012
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 Fifteen faculty or staff members joined UCCS in July. Their names, titles, departments and start dates follow. Matthew Cox, director, Enrollment Management, July 16. Sandra Kay Reno, associate director, International Affairs, July 23. James Kumm, assistant director, Student Recruitment, July 16. Jeroen Soeurt, campus solutions technical specialist, Student Success, July 25. Paul Jo D’Amico, academic advisor, Student Success, July 17.…

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