College of Natural Sciences

Governing Board

The CO-AMP Governing Board is comprised of Presidents of participating colleges and universities and is chaired by Dr. Anthony A. Frank, President, Colorado State University Systems.

Dr. David P. Svaldi, President, Adams State University
Dr. Leah Bornstein, President, Aims Community College
Dr. Bill Scoggins, President, Colorado School of Mines
Dr. Anthony Frank, President, Colorado State University
Mr. Joe Blake, Chancellor, Colorado State University System
Dr. Lesley Di Mare, President, Colorado State University - Pueblo
Mr. Cliff Richardson, President, Community College of Denver
Dr. Dene Kay Thomas, President, Fort Lewis College
Dr. Stephen M. Jordan, President, Metropolitan State University of Denver
Mr. Jay Lee, President, Northeastern Junior College
Mr. James T. Rizzuto, President, Otero Junior College
Dr. Carmen M. Simone, President, Trinidad State Junior College
Mr. Bruce D. Benson, President, University of Colorado System
Dr. Pamela Shockley-Zalabak, Chancellor, University of Colorado - Colorado Springs
Dr. Jerry Wartgow, Chancellor, University of Colorado - Denver
Dr. Rebecca Chopp, Chancellor, University of Denver


Steering Committee

The CO-AMP Steering Committee is comprised of the Management Team, Site Coordinators, college and university administrators, representatives from government entities, corporate partners, representatives from tribal councils, and community organizations. Meeting annually, the Steering Committee is an active partner in long term planning and guidance for CO-AMP.


CO-AMP Staff 


Dr. Rick Miranda
Principal Investigator
Provost and Executive Vice President
Colorado State University
Phone: (970) 491-6974


Dr. Ernest Chavez
Co-Principal Investigator and Director
Professor, Psychology Department
Colorado State University
Phone: (970) 491-6364



Dr. Beverly Marquart
Program Manager
Colorado State University
Phone: (970) 491-6686
Fax:     (970) 491-0527
Toll Free: (800) 835-8091



Dr. Cheryl Beseler
Research Coordinator
Colorado State University
Phone: (970) 491-3653



Erin Whipple
Program Support Coordinator
Colorado State University
Phone: (970) 491-4306



Management Team

Through an interactive internal process, the Management Team determines annual program emphasis and the funding levels for each participating institution. The Management Team meets at least monthly and has an annual meeting (as part of the Steering Committee) each year.


Dr. Rick Miranda, Principal Investigator

Dr. Ernest Chavez, Co-Principal Investigator and Director

David Aragon
Executive Director, Office of Diversity, Equity and Community Engagement
University of Colorado - Boulder

Dr. Renee Beeton
Associate Professor, Chemistry
Adams State University

Dr. Beverly Marquart
Program Manager, CO-AMP
Colorado State University

Dr. Anthony A. Frank
President, Colorado State University 
Colorado State University Systems
CO-AMP Governing Board President, Ex Officio


Site Coordinators

Site Coordinators link diverse students to educational opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, while building the infrastructure for programs and activities.


Adams State University
Dr. Renee Beeton
Associate Professor, Chemistry
Porter Hall, Room 303
Alamosa, CO 81102
(719) 587-7383
CO-AMP at Adams State

Aims Community College
Dr. Richard Hanks
Academic Dean, Division III
Greeley Campus
Greeley,CO 80634
(970) 339-6513

Colorado School of Mines
Andrea Salazar Morgan
Director, Multicultural Engineering Program (MEP)
1400 Maple Street
Golden, CO 80401
(303) 273-3021

Colorado State University
Arlene Nededog
Director of Inclusion
117 Statistics
Fort Collins, CO 80523
(970) 491-2036

Colorado State University - Pueblo
Tina Moore
Director, PROPEL Center
2200 Bonforte Blvd.
Pueblo, CO 81001-4901
(719) 549-2787

Community College of Denver
Dr. Zina Stilman
Professor, Mathematics
Center for Math and Science
Campus Box 800, P.O. Box 173363
Denver, CO 80217-3363
(303) 556-6301

Fort Lewis College
Dr. Don May
CO-AMP Data Manager
Professor, Engineering
Berndt Hall RM 601, 1000 Rim Drive
Durango, CO 81301
(970) 247-7545

Jessica Pierce
NBS Grant Assistant
Berndt hall RM B421, 1000 Rim Drive
Durango, CO 81301
(970) 247-7015

Metropolitan State University of Denver
Dr. Hsiu-Ping Liu
Associate Professor, Biology
PO Box 173362, Campus Box 053
Denver, CO 80217
(303) 352-7013
CO-AMP at Metro State

Northeastern Junior College
Cyndi Hofmeister
Grant Coordinator
100 College Avenue, Walker Hall
Sterling, CO 80751
(970) 521-6830

Otero Junior College
Angela Bamber
STEM Grant Director
Wheeler 116, 1802 Colorado Avenue
La Junta, CO 81050
(719) 384-6994

Trinidad State Junior College
Judy MacLaren
Professor/Director, Upward Bound M/S
600 Prospect St.
Trinidad, CO 81082
(719) 846-5602

University of Colorado - Boulder
Vanessa Dunn
Director of Student Engagement and Community Buildinge
418 UCB, Engineering-Bold Center
Boulder, CO 80309
(303) 492-8809

University of Colorado - Colorado Springs
Dr. Dave Khaliqi
Executive Director, Pre-Collegiate Support and Success Center
1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy, OCSE A344
Colorado Springs, CO 80918
(719) 255-3595

University of Colorado - Denver
Paul Rakowski
Director, CU Denver Learning Resources Center
Campus Box B104 UCD
P. O. Box 173364
Denver, CO 80217
(303) 556-2802

University of Denver
Anthea Johnson Rooen
Director for Inclusive Excellence (IE)
College Access & Pipeline Programs, Center for Multicultural Excellence
1981 S. University Blvd
Denver, CO 80208-2300
(303) 871-2270


Tribal Partners

The Alliance is proud of the partnerships that have been established with the four tribal nations: Jicarilla Apache, Navajo Nation, Southern Ute Indian, and Ute Mountain Ute, located in the Four Corners region.


Jicarilla Apache Nation

Navajo Nation

Southern Ute Indian Tribe

Ute Mountain Ute Tribe