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.
  • Wendy Berman
  • 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
  • Assistant to the Dean, 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
  • Assistant to the Dean, Scheduling
  • (303) 492-8799 • Old Main, Room 1-43
  • Responsibilities: Scheduling and travel arrangements for the Dean. Dean’s Fund for Excellence Committee and College Scholar Award Proposals.
  • Kyle Unruh
  • 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.
  • TBD
  • Web Communications
  • (303) 492-5358 • Old Main, Room 1-24
  • Responsibilities: Web Manager for Arts & Sciences main site, and the Colorado Arts & Sciences Magazine. Works with Academic and Curricular Affairs on transfer guides.
  • Kerry McLean
  • Assistant to the Associate Deans
  • (303) 492-8571 • Old Main, Room 2-24
  • Responsibilities: Associate/Assistant Dean scheduling (Boonin, Dufour, Kraus, Carlos, Nishikawa), 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
  • Teresa Hernandez
  • 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
  • Publications Coordinator
  • (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
  • Robin Cantor
  • 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.

Budget Office

  • Amy Lavens
  • Assistant Dean for Finance and Operations
  • (303) 492-3204 • Old Main, Room 1-24
  • Responsibilities: Managerial and fiduciary responsibility for financial and operational matters
  • TBD
  • Director of Finance and FSC Operations
  • (303) 492-3402 • Old Main, Room 1-24
  • 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.
  • Robin Bowersock
  • Accounting Technician
  • (303) 492-1163 • IBS1 116
  • Responsibilities: Reviews regular and other faculty appointments for payroll and budget. Helps with payroll related problems, Leaves and Replacements.
  • Peggy Fralick
  • Accounting Technician
  • (303) 735-0419 • IBS1 117
  • Responsibilities: Reviews regular and other faculty appointments for payroll and budget. Helps with payroll related problems, Leaves and Replacements.
  • Susie Callihan
  • Accounting Technician
  • (303) 492-4816 • IBS1 107
  • Responsibilities: Reviews regular and other faculty appointments for payroll and budget. Helps with payroll related problems, Leaves and Replacements.

A&S Information Technology

    • Andrew 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 IT service desk
    • Mark Lohuas
    • Senior Web Applications Developer
    • (303) 492-1985 • Old Main, Room 1B-24C
    • Responsibilities: Creates and maintains web applications for the Academic Advising Center.