Dean’s Office Directory

Students: Please contact the  Academic Advising Center  with any questions, as they are best positioned to handle your inquiry.

A&S Deans

Note: If you are a student (current or prospective) looking for advising assistance, please contact Academic Advising Office in Woodbury 109. Their phone number is 303-492-7885.
  • Steven Leigh
  • Dean of Arts & Sciences
  • (303) 492-7294 • Old Main, Room 1-43
  • David Boonin
  • Associate Dean for Arts and Humanities
  • (303) 492-8571 • Old Main, Room 2-24
  • Darna Dufour
  • Associate Dean for Faculty and Administrative Affairs
  • (303) 492-8571 • Old Main, Room 2-24
  • Mary Kraus
  • Associate Dean for Natural Sciences
  • (303) 492-8571 • Old Main, Room 2-24
  • Ann Carlos
  • Associate Dean for Social Sciences
  • (303) 492-8571 • Old Main, Room 2-24

Old Main Staff

  • Rosie Allen
  • External Events Coordinator
  • (303) 735-1569 • Old Main, Room 1B-58A
  • Responsibilities: Coordinates special events such as promotion/tenure and chairs’ dinners, and staff support for the Buffalo Bicycle Classic.
  • Jon Bennett
  • Accounting Tech
  • (303) 492-6165 • Old Main, Room 1B-24
  • Responsibilities: Notary Public. Old Main building proctor, including oversight of chapel. Liaison for setting up classified temporary aide appointments.
  • Zack Tupper
  • College of Arts & Sciences Buildings Manager
  • (303) 492-4858 • Old Main, Room 1B-24C
  • Responsibilities: Represents the College of Arts and Sciences to internal and external constituents on all issues related to construction, renovation, maintenance and repair of Arts and Sciences (A&S) occupied buildings; Coordinates all construction and renovation projects in A&S buildings, which includes classroom, laboratory, and administrative spaces; Operates as a liaison between Facilities Management / OIT / EH&S and units of Arts and Sciences, especially as regards contracting and bidding on construction, renovation and maintenance projects; Represents A&S at appropriate campus-wide meetings and task forces on space management; Manages inventory of all spaces and department equipment.
  • Janice Jeffryes
  • Program Assistant to Arts and Sciences Council
  • (303) 492-7593 • Old Main, Room 2-24
  • Responsibilities: Staff support for Arts and Sciences Council; faculty reappointment, promotion, tenure committee support. Staff support for diversity and grievance committee.
  • Anna Jensen
  • Professional Assistant to the Dean
  • (303) 492-8799 • Old Main, Room 1-43
  • Responsibilities: Liaison between the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and its departments and programs and centers, as well as with other campus administrators, faculty, students, and with the general public.  Calendar and travel arrangements for the Dean.  Administrator for A&S Fund for Excellence, College Scholar Award and Gamm Interdisciplinary Course awards.
  • TBD
  • Scholarship Liaison and Dean’s Assistant
  • (303) 492-7294 • Old Main, Room 1-43
  • Responsibilities: Oversees scholarship, “with Distinction” honors, and Dean’s List processes. Dean’s Office assistant, handling calls and walk-ins. Also acts as backup for Anna and Susan. Maintains Chairs-Directors and Assistants e-mail lists. Back-up building proctor. Minutes for A&S Chairs/Directors Committee Meetings. Coordinates sabbatical process.
  • Laura Kriho
  • Web and Publications Coordinator
  • (303) 492-6393 • Old Main, Room 1-24
  • Responsibilities: Web Coordinator for Arts & Sciences main site, and the Colorado Arts & Sciences Magazine.
  • Kerry McLean
  • Assistant to the Associate Deans
  • (303) 492-8571 • Old Main, Room 2-24
  • Responsibilities: Associate/Assistant Dean scheduling (Boonin, Dufour, Kraus, Carlos), Associate Dean’s office receptionist, offer letters for: lecturers, additional jobs, summer session faculty.
  • Susan Sires
  • Assistant to the Dean, Administration
  • (303) 492-4933 • Old Main, Room 1-43
  • Responsibilities: Faculty affairs such as recruiting and hiring, leaves, appointment letters, post-tenure reviews, and Instructor reappointments. Distinguished Professor nominations. Catalog publication.
  • Bernadette Stewart
  • Director of Staff
  • (303) 492-4085 • Old Main, Room 2-51
  • Responsibilities: Handles classified and professional exempt staff affairs such as recruiting and hiring, offer letters and salary approval, leave administration, disciplinary action, performance management.
  • TBD
    A&S Human Resources Manager
    (303) 492-5358 • Old Main, Room 1-24
    Responsibilities: In collaboration with Director of Staff, handles recruitment, position management, performance management, recognition programs, onboarding/off boarding, and temporary aide appointments
  • Clint Talbott
  • Director of Communications and External Relations
  • (303) 492-6111 • Old Main, Room 1B-90
  • Responsibilities: Coordinates college publications and assists in external communications. Assists dean with research and analysis of selected college affairs.

Academic & Curricular Affairs

Note: If you are a student (current or prospective) looking for advising assistance, please contact Academic Advising Office in Woodbury 109. Their phone number is 303-492-7885.
      • Richard Nishikawa
      • Assistant Dean for Curricular Affairs
      • (303) 492-8571 • Old Main, Room 1B-90
      • TBD
      • PA II
      • (303) 492-3470 • Old Main, Room 1B-90
      • Responsibilities: Handles curriculum development matters for A&S and the Curriculum Committee. Also deals with the articulation agreements for Colorado two-year and four year state institutions.
      • Peter Hoagland
      • Curriculum Office Assistant
      • (303) 492-3470 • Old Main, Room 1B-90

Budget Office

      • Amy Lavens
      • Assistant Dean for Finance and Operations
      • (303) 492-3402 • Old Main, Room 1-24
      • Responsibilities: Managerial and fiduciary responsibility for financial and operational matters
      • John Horton
      • Director of Finance and FSC Operations
      • (303) 492-4361 • Old Main, Room 2-49
      • Responsibilities: Manage Financial Service Centers, tuition waivers, retention, library acquisitions, equipment matching. Serve as liaison to departments on accounting/budgetary issues.
      • Vivien Roach
      • Assistant to the Dean, Budget/Finance
      • (303) 492-3279 • Old Main, Room 1-24
      • Responsibilities: Serves as liaison to departments on budgetary issues, Summer Session Management, Faculty Computer Purchase program, maintains continuing roster.
      • Paul Quist
      • Finance and Accounting Manager
      • (303) 492-7441 • Old Main, Room 1-24
      • Responsibilities: Fiscal reporting for the Buffalo Bicycle Classic and the Colo Shakespeare Festival; Fiscal management of faculty awards and programs. manages HR center, $1K College Accounts, Instructor Travel.

A&S Information Technology

      • Andy Palmiscno
      • Manager, IT and Systems Development
      • (303) 735-4077 • Old Main, Room 1B-51
      • Responsibilities: Manages Arts and Sciences IT infrastructure and development personnel
      • Louis Dimmitt
      • Senior Database and Application Developer
      • (303) 492-1985 • Old Main, Room 1B-24C
      • Responsibilities: Creates and maintains financial database systems for the A&S Budget Office.
      • Loren Trout
      • Senior IT Systems and Security Administrator
      • (303) 735-3832 • Old Main, Room 1B-43
      • Responsibilities: Manages the Arts & Sciences IT Systems Infrastructures and oversees IT service desk.
      • Mark Lohaus
      • Senior Web Applications Developer
      • (303) 492-1985 • Old Main, Room 1B-24C
      • Responsibilities: Creates and maintains web applications for the Academic Advising Center.
          • John Warren
          • Service Desk Manager
          • (303) 735-3832 • Old Main, Room 1B-43
          • Responsibilities: Manages the Arts & Sciences IT service desk.