Yvonne Gates, PhD

Associate Vice President for Budget and Financial Affairs
Business Affairs
PhD, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Yvonne Gates comes to Naropa University with 28 years of budgeting and finance experience coupled with policy development and administrative expertise. Yvonne previously served as Deputy Executive Director at the Center for Academic Enrichment and Outreach (Trio programs) for the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Yvonne has obtained a BA in political science and journalism, a Master of Public Administration, and a PhD in public affairs from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Yvonne is excited to be a part of Naropa; she sees Naropa University as a unique institution of higher learning that enhances students’ educational experiences to make a difference in today’s society and centered on global sustainability.

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Naropa Campuses Closed on Friday, March 15, 2024

Due to adverse weather conditions, all Naropa campuses will be closed Friday, March 15, 2024.  All classes that require a physical presence on campus will be canceled. All online and low-residency programs are to meet as scheduled.

Based on the current weather forecast, the Healing with the Ancestors Talk & Breeze of Simplicity program scheduled for Friday evening, Saturday, and Sunday will be held as planned.

Staff that do not work remotely or are scheduled to work on campus, can work remotely. Staff that routinely work remotely are expected to continue to do so.

As a reminder, notifications will be sent by e-mail and the LiveSafe app.  

Regardless of Naropa University’s decision, if you ever believe the weather conditions are unsafe, please contact your supervisor and professors.  Naropa University trusts you to make thoughtful and wise decisions based on the conditions and situation in which you find yourself in.