Future of work task force formed as in-person fall semester approaches

A campus task force comprising of faculty and staff will provide recommendations on the future of work at UCCS, Chancellor Venkat Reddy announced on April 14.  

Read the full memo below. 

Chancellor Venkat Reddy

Dear members of the UCCS community,

Though the COVID-19 pandemic has challenged us like never before, it also opened up new ways of thinking about how we want to organize, work and contribute to the success of our campus. To explore those opportunities, we have formed a “Future of Work Task Force” to prepare ourselves for the post-pandemic period.

The task force will be comprised of representatives from all areas of campus, including governance bodies. Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs Carlos García will chair the task force.  

The task force will be asked to review:  

  • what lessons have been learned; 
  • how those lessons apply to our campus resurgence;
  • how they are applicable to what could become “our new operational normal”; and
  • provide the Chancellor’s Cabinet with recommendations about the future of work that ensure the success of the campus missions.  
Headshot of Carlos Garcia

The task force members include: 

Carlos García, vice chancellor for student affairs 

Faculty Participants
Erica Allgood, senior instructor, College of Letters, Arts & Sciences
Gia Barboza, assistant professor, School of Public Affairs, Faculty Assembly
Jill Bradley-Geist, associate professor, College of Business and Administration 
Alex Ilyasova, associate dean, College of Letters, Arts & Sciences
Seth Porter, dean, Kraemer Family Library

Staff Participants
Benek Altayli, director, Mental Health Services 
Claire Ami, business services professional, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion 
Joanna Bean, director, Alumni Relations
Aaron Burton, campus space/policy manager, Administration and Finance  
Stephen Cucchiara, director, Student Activities & Community Service, Staff Association 
Nan Kerr, executive assistant, Administration and Finance
Robin Margolin, executive director, Auxiliary Services 
Danny Pape, director, Career Services 
Carolyn Rupp, controller, Administration and Finance 
Becca Stephens, business analyst, Human Resources 
Greg Williams, director of operations, Office of Information Technology  

Student Participant
Maria Bynes, SGA Election Commissioner

I have asked this task force to leverage lessons learned to imagine new ways of working productively in the future without losing the essence of the Mountain Lion spirit. We must determine how we work while continuing to build community and foster engagement to enhance the student, faculty and staff experience while fulfilling the mission of the University.

The COVID-19 pandemic has taught us many valuable lessons about how to work effectively in the remote environment. In the long-run, determining how the University’s workforce will adapt, function and innovate in the post-pandemic future is paramount to our success.


Signature of Venkat Reddy

Venkat Reddy
Chancellor of UCCS