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Photo of Sarah Harman, Executive Director for University Effectiveness

Sarah Harman, MFA
Executive Director, Office of University Effectiveness


303.615.2066



sharman4@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Full-Time Staff

Office Location:
JSSB

Office Number:
403

Campus Box Number:
67

Directory Profile

Bio:

Sarah is a lifelong learner and inveterate problem-solver. She enjoys distilling complex conversations to be accessible, resonant, and meaningful to a variety of audiences, developing shared understanding and collaboration in support of a better public future. She has worked in a variety of public and private sectors including for-profit, not-for-profit, government and educational institutions.



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Luan Tran
Events Specialist


303.615.0015



ltran20@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Student Employee

Office Location:
JSSB

Office Number:
403

Campus Box Number:
67

Directory Profile

Bio:

Luan is CAVEA's dedicated Events Specialist. As a student employee at MSU Denver, Luan is pursuing a degree in Computer Information Systems (CIS), with a concentration in Business Analytics. He has developed his skills in statistics and communication by working for multiple teams under University Effectiveness, including Business Intelligence, Institutional Research, and Process Transformation. His steadfast service to CAVEA has catalyzed his excitement for the Hospitality and Events Industry, a natural complement to his background in multicultural customer service in Asia, Europe, and now America. In his free time, Luan enjoys exploring the artistry of video game graphics, drawing and martial arts.



Sean Petranovich, Reporting Specialist

Sean Petranovich, PhD
Lead Data Scientist


303.615.1596



spetran1@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Full-Time Staff

Office Location:
JSSB

Office Number:
310

Campus Box Number:
67

Directory Profile

Bio:

Sean has a rich background in socio-economic data analytics. He enjoys working with complex data-based problems and producing informative visualizations. Sean holds a PhD in philosophy and spends part of his time outside the office living the examined life of a philosopher. His academic work includes university-level teaching, research, and publishing.



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Kelsey Smith, MA
Business Intelligence Analyst


303.615.1580



ksmit258@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Full-Time Staff

Office Location:
JSSB

Office Number:
310

Campus Box Number:
67

Directory Profile

Bio:

Kelsey has a natural enthusiasm for working with numbers and enjoys the critical-thinking essential in using data to solve complex problems. She earned a Bachelor of Science in International Affairs and Modern Language, a Master of Arts and Political Science, and is now pursuing an additional degree at MSU Denver in Statistical Science. A dedicated Roadrunner, Kelsey worked previously in MSU Denver’s College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences Dean’s Office, and is thrilled to continue her service to the university in her role as Junior Business Intelligence Analyst. In her free time, Kelsey is all about weightlifting, baking, and building computers in order to completely dominate her competition in online gaming.



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Ellen Boswell
Director of Institutional Research


303.615.2075



boswelle@msudenver.edu

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.



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Jeff Barr
Data Management Assistant


303.605.7160



jbarr14@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Full-Time Staff

Office Location:
JSSB

Office Number:
310

Campus Box Number:
67

Directory Profile

Bio:

Having graduated with a degree in Economics from the MSU Denver College of Business, Jeff is a dedicated Roadrunner, whose student career paved the way to a full-time career in higher education. For over ten years Jeff has served students in a variety of roles including tutoring, lecturing, and working in administrative capacities that involve data and statistical analysis to help students achieve their academic goals. When he’s not crunching numbers, Jeff can be seen around Denver playing in his band, or zipping around on his vintage Raleigh bicycle. He also loves…baseball!



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Sarah Buller, MA, LPC
Process Transformation Specialist


303.615.2069



sbuller@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Full-Time Staff

Office Location:
JSSB

Office Number:
310

Campus Box Number:
67

Directory Profile

Bio:

A Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Lean practitioner, Sarah enjoys facilitating collaborative conversations and supporting people as they navigate through change. Sarah is an idea generator and thrives on building relationships and creating environments that foster sustained transformation. In her free time Sarah can be found engaging in a wide variety of activities including antiquing, river floating, or busting a move in her hip-hop dance class.



Photo of Savannah Bustos, Student Process Improvement Coordinator

Savannah Bustos
Student Process Improvement Coordinator


303.605.7106



sbustos5@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Student Employee

Office Location:
JSSB

Office Number:
310

Campus Box Number:
67

Directory Profile

Bio:

Pursuing her degree in Psychology with a minor in Business Management, Savannah has joined the Processes Transformation team, serving as Student Process Improvement Coordinator. Her role supports enriching opportunities to help cultivate a positive culture of continuous improvement and change within our university. Beyond her work for multiple offices at MSU Denver, on top of her dedication as a student, Savannah enjoys engaging in her passions including her yoga practice, hiking, and her dog and cat.



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Ned Hoewisch
Office Systems Manager


303.615.2073



nedhwsch@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Full-Time Staff

Office Location:
JSSB

Office Number:
403

Campus Box Number:
67

Directory Profile

Bio:

Born and raised in Colorado, Ned’s childhood of secret decoder rings in cereal boxes led to a fascination with world languages and various forms of communication. Later, living many years in Europe, he developed multi-lingual proficiency and an appreciation for new approaches to systems and solutions. Ned enjoys combining organization and design to create simplified and sustainable structures, crafted between sips of the occasional espresso.  



Photo of Richard Puckett, CAVEA AV/IT Specialist

Richard Puckett
AV/IT Contractor


303.615.0015



rpuckett@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Contract

Office Location:
JSSB

Office Number:
403

Campus Box Number:
67

Directory Profile

Bio:

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