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Meet your MSU Denver Alumni Team


Jamie Hurst, J.D.
Assistant Vice President of Strategic Engagement


303-615-2044



jhurst7@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Full-Time Staff

Office Location:
JSSB

Office Number:
410

Campus Box Number:
11

Directory Profile

Bio:

Jamie Hurst is originally from California and started with MSU Denver in December 2013. As the Assistant Vice President for Strategic Planning, Jamie provides leadership, vision and direction to the Alumni Relations and Annual Giving teams while also serving as the Executive Director of the Alumni Association.

Previously, Jamie worked at Upper Iowa University as the Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations after working in college athletics for nearly a decade at Upper Iowa, Iowa State University and Indiana State University.

Jamie earned her J.D. from Hamline University School of Law, M.A. in Sport Management from Indiana State University and B.A. in Religious Studies/Human Development from the University of California, San Diego where she was an NCAA Division II softball student-athlete.

In her spare time, she teaches Sport Law as an affiliate faculty member in the Department of Human Performance and Sport, is an avid Roadrunner Softball fan, loves all things baseball, and enjoys playing guitar and woodworking. She and her wife live in Westminster and enjoy the Colorado outdoors with their two dogs, Rowdy and Copper.



Brandi Rideout
Director of Alumni Relations


303-605-5187



brideout@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Full-Time Staff

Office Location:
JSSB

Office Number:
410

Campus Box Number:
11

Directory Profile

Bio:

Brandi Rideout joined MSU Denver as the Assistant Director of Alumni Programs in 2015. As the current Director of Alumni Relations, she creates the best possible environment for students to succeed in life. Through innovative programming and networking events, Brandi hopes to create a legacy of engaged alumni who can always count on their Alma Mater for support. She is also an affiliate faculty member in the Human Performance and Sport Department. 

Prior to becoming a Roadrunner, Brandi spent over 10 years dedicated to developing student-athletes. She helped create the best possible environment for them to succeed athletically and academically as the Assistant Athletic Director for Student-Athlete Services and SWA at Upper Iowa University, Director of Student-Athlete Services at the University of Maine, and the Assistant Basketball Coach at Colby College. 

Brandi graduated from the University of Maine at Farmington with a B.S. in community health education and earned a MEd in higher education administration from Upper Iowa University. As a first-generation college student, she passionate about higher education and the opportunities that can develop as a result of obtaining a degree. She brings positive energy and a great attitude to any situation and is always looking for ways to grow and learn. 

Brandi enjoys spending her free time skiing and hiking with her dog, Zion, and was the proud winner of her 7th-grade spelling bee. 



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Breanna Milnes
Director of Annual Giving


303-605-5464



bmilnes@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Full-Time Staff

Office Location:
JSSB

Office Number:
410

Campus Box Number:
11

Directory Profile

Bio:

Bre Milnes is originally from Illinois and joined MSU Denver Alumni Relations in April 2015. As the Director of Annual Giving, she primarily focuses on direct marketing and call center operations for the office of Alumni Relations & Giving.

Bre began her career in higher education as a marketing coordinator and assistant softball coach at Kirkwood Community College in 2009.

She earned an M.S.Ed. in Sport Performance and Leadership, and a B.S. in Sport Marketing and Administration from Northern State University. In her free time, she enjoys skiing and hanging out with her cats watching true-crime television shows. 



Lynne Winter
Engagement Coordinator & Advancement Writer


303-615-2053



wintemau@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Full-Time Staff

Office Location:
JSSB

Office Number:
410

Campus Box Number:
14

Directory Profile

Bio:

Lynne Winter joined the Roadrunner family in 2013. As a student employee, she worked as a teaching assistant, tutor and for the Reach-a-Roadrunner Alumni Call Center. In April 2017, she joined the University Advancement staff full-time to combine her adaptive range of writing skills with her passion for supporting the future of students and programs at Metropolitan State University of Denver. 

For more than two years, she has shared stories of lives transformed with alumni, donors, faculty, staff and the community through Metropolitan Denver Magazine, Early Bird articles, the Your Gifts at Work newsletter and bi-monthly alumni newsletters. She cultivates and edits content for stewardship and fundraising publications, project proposals, donor acknowledgment letters, alumni newsletters and more, in support of MSU Denver University Advancement’s mission to secure private financial support for the University.  

Lynne graduated from the University of Colorado at Denver with a B.A. in English and earned a B.S. in environmental science from MSU Denver in 2017. In her free time, she enjoys reading comic books, planning vacations to Disney destinations, and watching movies (particularly Marvel) with her husband, 8-year-old Border Collie mix, Sully, and her son who is currently earning his Ph.D. in medical physics in Wisconsin.  



Katie Mnichowicz
Assistant Director of Alumni Giving


303-605-5820



kmnichow@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Full-Time Staff

Office Location:
JSSB

Office Number:
410

Campus Box Number:
11

Directory Profile

Bio:

Katie Mnichowicz joined MSU Denver as Alumni Engagement Coordinator in May 2018 and is now the Assistant Director of Alumni Giving. 

With over three years of experience working in higher education in student support and student programming, she oversees the Reach-A-Roadrunner Alumni Call Center  and the Student Alumni Association, bridging the gap between students and alumni, and raising funds for scholarships. She also manages all social media accounts for Alumni Relations and Annual Giving.

In her free time, Katie enjoys watching sporting events, disc golfing, hiking, running, biking and skiing.



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John R. Wiltsie
Administrative Assistant III


303-605-5460



wiltsie@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Full-Time Staff

Office Location:
JSSB

Office Number:
410

Campus Box Number:
11

Directory Profile

Bio:

John Wiltse joined MSU Denver as Administrative Assistant III with University Advancement in 2011. He is responsible for a myriad of duties that support the strategic plan of MSU Denver University Advancement, including mailings, letters/correspondence, meeting minutes, document processing and preparation for entry into Raiser’s Edge Software, and Travel Authorizations and Corporate Card responsibilities. John is the first line of contact for those calling and visiting the Office of Alumni Relations.

Before working for MSU Denver, John worked for Mountain States Imaging as a data encoder/document preparer, at Arapahoe Community College as a data specialist and at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center as administrative assistant III. He is a highly motivated and educated individual with a genuine thirst for learning about new processes and customer service experiences.

John graduated with a B.A. in behavioral science from MSU Denver in 2008 and earned his M.A. in adult education and training from the University of Phoenix in 2010. In his free time, John enjoys watching science fiction films and television shows. He is a massive Dr. Who fan and looks forward to the day he can attend a convention.



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