Staff & Services

Staff & Services for Online/Low Residency Students

Dr. Learie Nurse, Dean of Students

Dr. Learie Nurse,
Dean of Students

Phone: 303-546-3549

  • Commencement
  • Conflict resolution
  • Orientation
  • Student conduct
  • Student health insurance
  • Student concerns
  • Title IX Investigator

Tashi Browder

Tashi Browder,
Administrative Assistant to the Dean of Students & DSO

Phone: 303-546-3562

  • Counseling Center appointments
  • Designated School Officer for International Students & Scholars (DSO)
  • Immunization records
  • Lost and found
  • Student and staff ID cards/RTD bus passes
  • Student health insurance

Sarah Steward

Sarah Steward, Coordinator of Career Services and Community Engagement

Phone: 303-245-4863

  • Career planning
  • Graduate school exploration
  • Internships
  • Job searches
  • Resume and cover letter review
  • Volunteer and service learning opportunities


Amy MungerAmy Munger,
Community Engagement Coordinator

Phone: 303-245-4621

  • Volunteer and service learning opportunities
  • Americorps Program
  • Alternative Breaks Program
  • Resume and cover letter review


Jennifer Hinton

Jennifer Hinton,
Coordinator of International Students & Scholars

Phone: 303-546-3592

  • Primary Designated School Official (PDSO)
  • International student programming
  • Ongoing support for international students and scholars
  • Student & Scholar Visas

Jo Lynn ParkJo Lynn Park,
Assistant Director of the Student & Community Counseling Center

Phone: 303-245-4633

  • Management and day-to-day leadership of Student Counseling Center
  • Supervisor and trainer of intern therapists providing student counseling sessions
  • Consultant to faculty and staff regarding mental health concerns and emergencies
  • Outreach and support for Students of Concern with well-being needs
  • Clinical and administrative support for Community Counseling Center


Joy RedstoneJoy Redstone,
Director of Student & Community Counseling Center

Phone: 303-546-3570

  • Administrative Direction of the counseling centers
  • Supervision of Counseling Center staff


Laura Parker,
Student Life coordinator


  • Student event planning
  • Student government
  • Student groups
  • Community resource guide


Jamie Duggan

Jamie Duggan,
Diversity Program Coordinator

Phone: 303-245-4625

  • Community resource guide
  • Diversity programming and events
  • Diversity student groups
  • Leadership and Multicultural Resource Center


Stuart SparvierStuart Sparvier,
Assistant Director of Student Life for Residential Education

Phone: 303-447-3846

  • Community development
  • Management of Snow Lion residence hall
  • Resident Assistant training and supervision
  • Student Conduct


Ellen DeMoney

Ellen DeMoney,
Housing Administrative Coordinator

Phone: 303 447 3846

  • Office Management
  • Off campus housing
  • Summer conferences


Giovannina JobsonGiovannina Jobson,
Contemplative Practice Coordinator

Phone: 303-546-5298

  • Contemplative practice opportunities
  • Meditation Instruction for Students, Staff & Faculty


Jackie Chavarria

Jackie Chavarria,
Coordinator of Disability Resources

Phone: 303-245-4749

  • Alternate format conversion
  • Disability accommodations
  • Disability awareness and advocacy
  • Faculty and staff consultations and training
  • Ongoing support


Neal SorensenNeal Sorensen,
Specialist - Assistive Technology

Phone: 303-546-3560

  • Text conversion using current OCR software
  • Syllabi checks for students requesting text conversion and confirmation of availability of texts through online services and publishers
  • Liaison with Library regarding accessibility of e-reserves readings
  • Provides training in assistive software and technology to students, staff, and faculty
  • Technical support and troubleshooting for software and texts
  • Completion tracking of text conversion & distribution to/receipt by students


Mari Dark,
Study Abroad Administrator

Phone: 720-254-8807

  • Bhutan Study Abroad Program
  • Where There Be Dragons information
  • Other affiliated study abroad programs
  • New Naropa study abroad opportunities



Academic Coaching Program (ACP)

The Academic Coaching Program offers academic coaching sessions over Skype and via email to students who want extra support to successfully meet their academic goals. Staffed by trained and experienced graduate students, the Academic Coaching Program provides one-on-one study skills and time management tutoring to develop and enhance students' academic competencies. In this one-on-one setting, you and your Academic Coach will seek to understand your academic challenges and honor your strengths and goals. Through this partnership you will explore various proven strategies, techniques, and tools to support your academic success.

Phone: 303-546-3576

Naropa Writing Center (NWC)

The Naropa Writing Center offers 25 or 50 minute appointments to low-residency students through our online software, which allows students to utilize our writing consultation services via a user-friendly online consulting platform.

Types of writing assignments include: essays, thesis papers, personal narratives, résumés, cover letters, creative writing, grant proposals, scholarship essays, and more! Sessions usually begin with questions to understand your current assignment, past writing history, general composing habits, learning style, motivation, etc.

Phone: 303-245-4606