Dean's Office Directory

The College of Health and Human Sciences Dean's Office staff are available to answer your questions between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday - Friday, Mountain Time. We are located at 217 L.L. Gibbons Building on the southeast side of the CSU Oval.

College of Health and Human Sciences
1501 Campus Delivery
Fort Collins, Colorado 80523-1501
Telephone: (970) 491-6331
Fax: (970) 491-7859

Jeff McCubbin

Jeff McCubbin, Dean

(970) 491-5841 |

Jeff McCubbin has served as dean of the College of Health and Human Sciences since July 2011. He received his exercise science/special populations from the University of Virginia and his M.A. from the University of Connecticut in special physical education. He earned his physical education from East Stroudsburg State College in Pennsylvania. Prior to becoming dean, Jeff served as Executive Associate Dean of Research and Graduate studies in the College of Health and Human Sciences and Distinguished Professor of Exercise Science at Oregon State University. He was at Oregon State since 1988 where he directed an internationally recognized graduate program in movement studies in disability, an area of study designed to develop professionals who respond to motor, physical activity and health needs of people with disabilities. His research has received more than $7 million in funding from various sources including the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs. His research, publication record, teaching and service led him to be named an OSU Distinguished Professor in 2007.

Beth Adams

Beth Adams, Assistant Director of Operations

(970) 491-1556 |

Beth Adams is a Colorado native and former student of CSU, and she holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Management and International Business from Metropolitan State University in Denver. While attending CSU, Beth worked as a member of the CHHS Helpdesk until her departure in 2007 when she accepted a role with an education technology company in Denver. Over the next 8 years, Beth focused primarily on supporting and providing solutions for clients of the company, as well as developing and managing processes to continuously improve the solution and technology experience for K12 users around the globe. Beth rejoined the College in December 2015 as the Assistant Director of IT for Student Computing, overseeing all facets of student computing for the college, including the college’s computer labs and student staff, as well as all associated purchasing, systems, and services. As of June 2018, Beth now serves as Assistant Director of Operations, working closely with the Director of Operations on personnel, budgetary, and facilities-related issues. As a continued member of the IT group, Beth oversees the daily operations of the college’s computer labs, including services and staff supervision, and acts as the college’s dedicated project manager, overseeing large-scale custom application development projects.

Kelsey Burket

Kelsey Burket, Associate Director of Development

(970) 491-2281 |

Kelsey Burket joined the College of Health and Human Sciences as the Assistant Director of Development in the summer of 2017. She comes to us from CSU’s College of Natural Sciences development team. Prior to joining the CSU community, Kelsey worked for the Walton Family Foundation where she was on the K-12 Education team. Previously, she worked for the American Indian College Fund where she was a Grant Writer, Prospect Researcher and Planned Giving Administrator. Kelsey earned a master’s degree in Public Administration with a concentration in nonprofit management from the University of Colorado, Denver (2015) and she holds a bachelor’s degree in Politics from the University of San Francisco (2009). In her current role, Kelsey works to build relationships and generate philanthropic support for the college’s students, facilities, research, and outreach. Kelsey enjoys helping donors and alumni align their philanthropic passions with positive outcomes on campus and beyond.

Karrie Butler

Karrie Butler, Assistant Director of Development

(970) 491-6690 |

Karrie Butler began working at CSU in 2002, and joined the college in 2017. She has held various positions, starting in development at CSU Athletics where she managed events and donor relations. She brings vast campus experiences and relationships to CHHS where she oversees scholarship management and donor relations, gift acknowledgment and stewardship strategy, event planning, and other development operations. Karrie is currently working on her master’s degree in Management with a specialization in Strategic Innovation and Change Management and is excited to become a CSU alumna. She holds a B.S. in Communication, emphasis in Advertising and PR, and minor in Spanish from the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point.

Dave Carpenter

Dave Carpenter, Director of Operations

(970) 491-3294 |

Dave Carpenter attended Colorado State for both undergraduate and graduate school. He received his bachelor's degree in Health and Exercise Science with a concentration in Sports Medicine in 2001, and his master's degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Computer Information Systems in 2005. Dave has worked in a number of IT and administrative positions for the College since he joined the College in 1999, and most recently, Dave accepted the position of Director of Operations for the College in 2015. He currently oversees all administrative operations of the College, including its financial, human resources, equal opportunity, facilities, and information technology functions.

Aaron Darnell

Aaron Darnell, Assistant Director of IT for Systems and Applications

(970) 491-3678 |

Aaron Darnell received his bachelor's degree in Applied Computing Technology from the College of Natural Sciences at Colorado State University. Since 2004, Aaron has worked with the College Helpdesk and also held a leadership position within that team. In 2007, he was hired into the IT Manager for Faculty and Staff Computing position. Aaron now serves as Assistant Director of IT for Systems and Application Development overseeing the college’s server systems, as well as the ongoing strategic development of the college’s IT infrastructure.

Patti Davies

Patricia (Patti) Davies, Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Programs

(970) 491-7294 |

Patti Davies has been at Colorado State University since 2000, teaching and conducting research in the Department of Occupational Therapy. Her research focuses on brain processing and performance related to executive functions, and motor and sensory abilities. She is a member of three interdisciplinary research teams: one developing brain-computer interfaces, one applying universal design for learning and post-secondary opportunities for college students with disabilities, and one developing and implementing obesity prevention interventions for young children. She received her undergraduate degree in Occupational Therapy from CSU and her Ph.D. in Psychology and Neuroscience from the University of Wyoming. As Associate Dean, Patti advocates for scholarly and creative activities in the college and facilitates faculty interdisciplinary research initiatives and partnerships. Patti also serves as a liaison between the Graduate School and unit graduate coordinators.

Jennifer Garvey

Jennifer Garvey, Assistant Director of IT for Web and Business Systems

(970) 491-6001 |

Jennifer Garvey received a bachelor's degree in Information Systems from Fort Lewis College in 2001. After receiving her degree, she worked as a web and application developer for Lore International Institute located in Durango, Colorado. Jen joined us in 2007 from CSU's Business and Financial Services department where she had worked as an application programmer since 2002. In 2014, she received a Master's degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Computer Information Systems from the College of Business at Colorado State University. Jen's primary area of oversight is the college’s web presence and all associated systems and services.

Gretchen Gerding

Gretchen Gerding, Director of Communications

(970) 491-5182 |

In 1991, Gretchen Gerding received her bachelor's degree in Government/International Studies and German from the University of Notre Dame. She then went on to earn a master's in German Language and Literature from the University of Minnesota in 1995. After completing a Fulbright abroad in Vienna, she worked at the Tucson Children's Museum as the Development Coordinator until 1999. Gretchen's first position at Colorado State was the Assistant Coordinator of International Education in the Office of International Programs. In 2000, she joined the College of Health and Human Sciences as the Special Events Coordinator and currently serves as Director of Communications.

Kara Johnson

Kara Johnson, Career Development Manager

(970) 491-1542 |

Kara Johnson is a double alumna of CSU, earning a B.A. in Art and an M.Ed. in Counseling and Career Development. As Career Development Manager for the College of Health and Human Sciences, Kara provides in-depth career counseling and coaching to a diverse population of students and alumni. Her action oriented approach to career development helps individuals identify their core values, interests and strengths, giving them the tools and self-confidence to explore possibilities and achieve personal and professional satisfaction. She has developed strong relationships with faculty, staff, employers and community members and helps connect students to opportunities through a variety of services, programs and resources.

Victoria Keller

Victoria Keller, Director of Development

(970) 491-7340 |

Victoria Keller is a double alumna of Colorado State University, earning her undergraduate degree in Social Work and her graduate degree in Adult and Community Education. Her experience in creating impact through philanthropy has helped the College of Health & Human Sciences meet multi-million dollar goals since 2011. In addition to Victoria’s fundraising experience, she directs the college’s history efforts through The Legacies Project Prior to working in Advancement, Victoria was a youth and family counselor for Larimer County, and she founded the Office for Service-Learning and Volunteer Programs (SLVP) at CSU (now SLiCE), serving as the Director for 18 years. For Keller, giving back is a priority, and she is passionate about connecting people and industry with the inspired work at Colorado State University.

Lee Nagle

Lee Nagle, Assistant to Dean Jeff McCubbin

(970) 491-5841 |

Lee Nagle earned his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration-Marketing from the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss). Before moving to Colorado, Lee worked in the hospitality and non-profit industries, mostly in Atlanta. He spent his first year at CSU working in Administration Services (now University Operations), followed by more than seven years in the Undergraduate Affairs area of the Provost’s Office before joining the College of Health and Human Sciences in 2015. Lee assists Dean McCubbin with day-to-day operations and special projects.

Stephanie Ouren

Stephanie Ouren, Research Support Services Coordinator

(970) 491-6070 |

Stephanie Ouren received her bachelor's degree in Business Administration/Accounting in 1984 from Adams State College in Alamosa, Colorado and her MBA from the College of Business at Colorado State University in 2014. She has worked with non-profit organizations and universities ever since. Stephanie worked as a research coordinator in the Atmospheric Science Department at Colorado State University from 1988-1996 and returned to the university and Fort Collins in 2005 to join the College of Health and Human Sciences. As the Research Support Services Coordinator, she facilitates finding funding potentials for faculty as well as guiding grant submission throughout the college.

Caitlyn Sheehan

Caitlyn Sheehan, Development Operations Coordinator

(970) 491-4047 |

Caitlyn Sheehan rejoined the College of Health and Human Sciences as the Development Operations Coordinator in December 2017. She manages the donor acknowledgement and stewardship process, supports the scholarship program and events, supervises student employees, and provides administrative support for the development team. She is an alumna of CSU and served as a student employee with the development team while earning her bachelor’s degree in Human Development and Family Studies and minors in Business Administration and Gerontology. Upon graduation, she served as the Admissions Director for Columbine Health Systems for five years. She also serves as the head of the Games Organizing Committee for the Special Olympics of Northern Colorado. Her passion to make a difference in individuals’ lives will build relationships and assist donors to support their philanthropic goals.

Audrey Shillington

Audrey Shillington, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

(970) 491-2378 |

Audrey Shillington has served as Director and Professor in the School of Social Work since September 2012. Additionally, she is Professor of Epidemiology at the Colorado School of Public Health at the University of Colorado, Denver. She received her MSW and doctoral degree from the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis. She was an NIMH Post-Doctoral Fellow and received a master's in Psychiatric Epidemiology from the School of Medicine at Washington University. She was formerly Professor at San Diego State University where she helped create the NIH funded Center for Alcohol and Drug Studies and Services and served as Associate Director. Additionally, she was a Research Investigator at the Center for Behavioral Epidemiology and Community Health involved in HIV/AIDS research. She has published in the areas of psychometrics, epidemiology, prevention and intervention work aimed at adolescent and young adult risk behaviors. She has been PI and Co-Investigator on NIH NIDA, NIAAA, and state grants totaling over $14 million. Her current work is focused on intervention and prevention work related to the changing landscape related to legalization of recreational marijuana use.

Malinda Sloan

Malinda Sloan, Assistant to the Dean, Academic Affairs

(970) 491-6365 |

Malinda Sloan is a CSU alumna, with a double major: B.A. in History and a B.S. in Medical Social Work. She came to the College of Health and Human Sciences in 2001, after working more than 25 years in both non-profit and private sector companies in Fort Collins and Loveland. She manages the coordination and logistics for: curricular and internship processes; represents the College in new and transfer student recruitment/retention presentations and publications; assists and coordinates, with the Business Manager, OEO policies and procedures for the College. She serves as the dean’s office Human Resources liaison; payroll processes for student and non-student hourly employees; and manages accounts payable matters.

Derek Stegelman

Derek Stegelman, Assistant Director of IT for Application Development

(970) 491-4075 |

Derek Stegelman received his bachelor's degree in Management Information Systems from the College of Business at Kansas State University in 2009. Derek has worked in a number of different IT roles including User Interface Design, Project Management and Web Application Development. He comes to Colorado State from Kansas State University where he was a senior application developer in their central IT unit. Derek has a passion for higher education, outreach, and helping faculty, staff, and students reach their goals through IT solutions. As Assistant Director of IT for Application Development, he develops and maintains the college's custom applications.

Eric Tisdale

Eric Tisdale, Assistant Director of IT

(970) 491-3393 |

Eric Tisdale received both his bachelor's degree and master's degree in Computer Information Systems from Colorado State. He worked with the College's IT Group for several years as a Helpdesk Specialist and served as the IT Representative for the department of Occupational Therapy. In 2007, he was hired on as the IT Manager for Student Computing. Eric now serves as the Assistant Director of IT, which includes overseeing the Client Services function of the IT group and acting as a team lead for the IT Group’s daily operations, consulting with the director as needed.

Ken Wilcock

Ken Wilcock, IT Manager for Client Services

(970) 491-1184 |

Ken Wilcock received both a bachelor's degree in Applied Computing Technology with a minor in Business and a bachelor's degree in History from Colorado State University in 2011. He has worked as a desktop support specialist for a number of businesses, including most recently the College of Liberal Arts at CSU starting in 2012. Ken now serves as the IT Manager for Client Services, which includes supervising the college’s Helpdesk, managing computer and software deployments, and handling IT-related purchasing for faculty and staff.

Kim Winger

Kim Winger, Executive Director of Development

(970) 491-2797 |

In her role as Executive Director of Development, Kim Winger oversees fundraising efforts for CHHS and helps align the passion and mission of our donors, corporate partners, and foundations with the faculty, students, and programs on campus who share a common vision. Kim received her degree in Industrial Distribution from Texas A&M in 1997 and has held several positions in marketing, sales, and fundraising. Kim and her family have lived in the Fort Collins community since 2008, and she is involved with WomenGive, WISH (Women Investing in Strategies for Health), volunteering in her children’s school, and attending Ram Athletic events. Kim holds the CFRE (Certified Fund Raising Executive ) credential, and is passionate about helping donors celebrate their philanthropic goals.

Lise Youngblade

Lise Youngblade, Associate Dean for Strategic Initiatives

(970) 491-0799 |

Lise Youngblade earned her Ph.D. and M.S. in Human Development and Family Studies from The Pennsylvania State University, and her B.S. in Psychology from the University of Oregon. She joined Colorado State in 2006 from the University of Florida as head of the Department of Human Development and Family Studies, and continues in that role. She is an applied developmental scientist whose areas of specialization include child and adolescent socio-emotional development; access to healthcare for vulnerable youth; program evaluation; and analysis of developmental processes in educational and community contexts. As associate dean, Lise is responsible for leading specific initiatives that benefit the college.