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Position Role:
Full-Time Staff

Office Location:
JSSB

Office Number:
310

Campus Box Number:
51

Directory Profile

Bio:

A dedicated Roadrunner for over 40 years, Ellen attended college as a first-generation low-income student who earned her bachelor’s degree from MSU Denver in 1977. After graduating, she transitioned from her part-time job in the Budget Office to work full-time in Institutional Research. Her work at the university now spans 38 years, where she has served in various roles, from grassroots to Director. Ellen works as a data detective who closely examines and develops how data is presented, ensuring that IR provides accurate information in response to the needs of the university. A seasoned soccer player on the side, Ellen loves taking her granddaughter to many of the sporting events to cheer on MSU Denver. Ellen treasures their time together, which also doubles as an opportunity to introduce higher education to the next generation and pass on that same Roadrunner spirit.



Position Role:
Full-Time Staff

Office Location:
JSSB

Campus Box Number:
67

Directory Profile

Bio:

Coming from a background as a first-generation low-income student, Laura has made it her vocational mission to advocate student success and equal access. She received a master’s degree in Higher Education Administration and served in multiple student support positions across the country. Recognizing data as a powerful tool to promote equity and inclusiveness, she continued to develop her expertise in research methodology, earning a doctorate in Educational Psychology-Quantitative Methods.  Laura has worked in an array of institutional research and assessment roles and is fascinated with enhancing organizational learning through strategic uses of data collection, analysis and dissemination.



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