Dean's Staff Directory



Elissa Braunstein

  • Interim Dean
  • Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Programs
  • Professor of Economics


  • Ph.D.

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Ryan Claycomb

  • Professor of English and Theatre
  • Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs

(970) 491.6551

  • Ph.D.- University of Maryland, College Park

Michelle Stanley

  • Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies, Liberal Arts
  • Professor of Music
  • Graduate Flute Professor


  • Doctor of Musical Arts (D.M.A.)- Flute Performance, University of Colorado, Boulder
  • Master of Music (M.M.) - Flute Performance, University of Colorado at Boulder
  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Music, University of New Hampshire

Elinor Light

  • Senior Instructor
  • Assistant Dean for Student Success, College of Liberal Arts

  • Ph.D., Communication, University of Utah M.A., Colorado State University


Rosa Mikeal Martey

  • Professor
  • Faculty Coordinator of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

  • Ph.D., Communication, Annenberg School for Communication

Student Success

Carol Erwin

  • Director, Liberal Arts Academic Support Center

  • B.S.E in English
  • M.A. in English
  • Ph.D. in English

Kelsey Schultz

  • Career Education Manager

  • B.A. in Psychology & Communication | M.A. in College Student Personnel

Abby Jaroszewicz

  • Scholarship and Student Program Coordinator

(970) 491-2839

  • B.A. in English
  • M.A. in Student Affairs Administration


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(970) 491-3117

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College of Liberal Arts Advising

Communications & Recruitment

Beth Etter

  • Director of Communications

(970) 491-2374

  • M.A. in English, Colorado State University

Nicolle McMurray

  • Assistant Director of Communications

(970) 491-5502

  • M.B.A. Marketing Data Analytics, Colorado State University

Ellie Crowley

  • Marketing and PR Specialist

  • B.A. in Business, Southwestern University

Kristen Mullen

  • CLA Recruitment Coordinator

(970) 821-5276

  • Ohio University- Bachelor of Arts in Middle Education
  • Colorado State University- Master of Arts in English Literature


Kevin Weaver

  • Managing Director of Development


  • M.Ed., University of North Texas

Lara Meyer

  • Associate Director of Development

(970) 491-7866

  • Grinnell College, BA
  • Colorado School of Public Health, MPH

Emily Schwartz

  • Associate Director of Development


  • B.A. Communication Studies, University of Montana

Emily Waldron

  • Donor Relations and Operations Coordinator



Wes Scharf

  • Financial Officer

(970) 491-5398

  • Master of Business Administration, University of Colorado

Lillian Nugent

  • Budget Manager


  • M.S., Organizational Leadership

Eliza Chew

  • Finance Manager


  • M.A., B.A. - Colorado State University

Sean Flowerday

  • Finance Manager

  • Bachelor of Science in Finance at Miami University
  • Pursuing Master of Accountancy at Colorado State University (Graduation Dec 2024)

Dawn Rumley

  • Accounting Tech

(970) 491-3737

  • Associate's Degree in English

Human Resources

Becca McCarty

  • Senior Human Resources Manager

  • Bachelor's Degree Colorado State University
  • Master's Degree Colorado State University

Heather Bellotti

  • Human Resources Partner

(970) 491-5533

  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)- Liberal Arts, Colorado State University

Levi Blakeslee

  • Human Resources Partner


Sarah Schwister

  • Human Resources Partner


  • Bachelor's Degree Queens University of Charlotte
  • Master's Degree Colorado State University in Progress

Jenna Milliman

  • Human Resources Junior Partner

  • B.S. in Human Resources and Anthropology, Marquette University

Erin Hill

  • Human Resources Assistant

  • Associate of Arts Degree


Bryan Gillispie

  • Director of IT

(970) 491-2223

  • Master of Business Administration
  • B.S. Computer Information Systems
  • B.S. Business Administration - MIS
  • Associate of Arts

Bonnie Botello

  • Infrastructure Manager

(970) 491-2241

  • Master of Computer Information Systems (M.C.I.S.)

Leif Strickengloss

  • IT Coordinator

  • Colorado State University

John Russell

  • Web Developer

(970) 492-4051

  • B.S. in Digital Art and Design

Brennen Kaylor

  • Web Designer


  • B.A. in Interdisciplinary Liberal Arts


Colleen Weitzel

  • Assistant to the Dean

(970) 491-7191

  • B.A. in Journalism and Technical Communication, Colorado State University

Sadie Kinney-McGrath

  • Project Coordinator

(970) 491-6494

  • B.S. in Psychology, Colorado State University

Stephanie Wagner

  • Administrative Coordinator

  • Bachelor of Social Work at University of Kansas
  • Master of Social Work at Loyola University Chicago

Emily Lee

  • Assistant to Program and SAU Directors

  • B.S. Strategic Communications- Public Relations

Program support for Arts Management, Sport Management, & Interdisciplinary Liberal Arts


Ann Claycomb

  • Director of Faculty Recognition
  • Fulbright Liaison

(970) 556-4633

  • Masters in Fine Arts, Fiction Writing
  • Masters, English Literature
  • BA, English (honors) and Psychology

Amanda Denstedt

  • Research Grant Administrator

(970) 491-5341

Student Employees

Courtney Fallon

  • Dean's Office Assistant

  • M.A. in Communication | Ph.D. Student

Bianca de Toledo Piza

  • Dean's Office Assistant

  • Psychology Student