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Alumni Executive Board

Thank for your interest in the UCCS Alumni Executive Board. Below, you will find information on the role of the Board and the Alumni Association, as well as information on how you can become involved.

What is the Alumni Executive Board?

The Alumni Executive Board is a group of alumni representing each college on the UCCS campus. The Alumni Executive Board works closely with the Office of Alumni Relations in strategic planning, development of alumni activities and events, and in enhancing the relationship between UCCS and its alumni.

What does the Alumni Executive Board do?

In the spirit of educational advancement, the Alumni and Friends Association strives to be the central link between the University and its alumni. The Alumni Association will promote and foster a lasting and mutually beneficial relationship between the Alumni, the University, its students, and the community to support the mission, goals, and traditions of the University of Colorado Colorado Springs. In support of this mission, the Alumni Executive Board and the Office of Alumni Relations work together to:

  • Create, promote, and preserve traditions of the University
  • Communicate the accomplishments of the University to alumni
  • Encourage alumni and friends of the University to use their time, talents and energy for the advancement of UCCS
  • Promote financial support of the University
  • Develop and promote alumni/student relations
  • Provide opportunities for alumni to network with each other
  • Sustain communication between alumni and the University

What are the responsibilities of Alumni Executive Board members?

Members of the UCCS Alumni Executive Board are expected to attend three board meetings per year: one in February, one in April, and one in October. Meetings are generally held in the evening to permit attendance outside of regular working hours. Executive Board members are given a "charge" at the conclusion of each meeting - specific tasks that the University asks them to complete to help us move forward and achieve our goals. Board members are also expected to attend Alumni Association special events throughout the year and to further the role and mission of the group within their communities.

How can I join the Alumni Executive Board?

Membership on the Alumni Executive Board is by nomination only. If you are interested in applying to be a member of the Alumni Executive Board, please contact the dean of the college from which you graduated. The Office of Alumni Relations will solicit board member nominations from the deans on an annual basis. If you are unsure of how to reach your dean, please contact Jennifer Hane, Director of Alumni Relations for assistance.

Who is currently representing UCCS on the Executive Board?

The current members of the Alumni Executive Board are below. Where possible, click on the name of the board member to access his or her bio.

Nicholas Goodsell (President), College of Education, '11
Laura Chandler (Vice President), College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, '95
Brad Cuppy, College of Engineering and Applied Science, '02
Liz Killen-Scott, College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, '92 & College of Business, '98
Maria Lampman, College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, '08
 
Kim Ostrander, School of Public Affairs, '11

Renee Rudolph, College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, '11
Martin Stoehr, College of Engineering and Applied Science, '94
Amy Sullivan, College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, '05

Brian Van Sickle, College of Business, '05
Sabrina Wienholtz, College of Education, '11

  • Nicholas Goodsell (President), College of Education, '11
    Nicholas Goodsell is a 2011 graduate of UCCS with an MA in Leadership and Student Affairs in Higher Education. He currently works for Trinidad State Junior College as the Director of TRiO - Student Support Services. Nicholas received his BA in Political Science - Global Studies from Colorado State University in Pueblo. Nicholas is passionate about his involvement with the UCCS Executive Alumni Board and currently serves as its President. Serving on the board gives Nicholas an opportunity to reach out to UCCS alumni in many ways to promote involvement with UCCS. Working in Higher Education at a 2-year college allows Nicholas to network with many 4-year universities in an effort to help Trinidad State students to with a smooth transfer process. UCCS is always a good option for Trinidad State students to consider. Nicholas is looking forward to a progressive year serving on the board!
  • Laura Chandler (Vice President), College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, '95
    I am Laura Martinez Chandler and I am honored to represent the Alumni Executive Board as Vice President.  I am currently an Administrative Assistant in the Psychology Department at UCCS.  I received my BA in Economics from UCCS.  While a student at UCCS, I was active in Student Government serving on Judicial Board as member, Co-Chair and Chair. I also served as a student representative on the Financial Aid, Admissions and Records, and various Ad Hoc Committees on campus.  I was an active member in Delta Sigma Pi, Mu Chi Chapter as a Charter Member with my husband Jeff Chandler (College of Business, '94).  I am a proud recipient of the UCCS 1995 Student Achievement Award.  Prior to working at UCCS, I spent many years in the non-profit and fundraising sector offering project and technical support.  There are great UCCS memories that shaped the person and employee that I am today.  My support for the campus is not only as an employee but an alumna that left this campus with a husband and many close friends.  I was fortunate to have a great support of campus staff and a work-study job that gave me work experience.  I encourage fellow alumni to get involved and further support this growing university community.
  • Brad Cuppy, College of Engineering and Applied Science, '02
    This is my first term on the Alumni Executive Board.  I have been involved with UCCS since I started as a graduate student back in 1998 and graduating in 2002 with a Master's in Computer Science. Currently within UCCS, I teach part-time in the College of Business in the Informations System (INFS) department and outside I work at Oracle in their Support group and previously worked for Lockheed Martin. Previously I earned my Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science from the University of Evansville in 1989 and afterward worked in Indianapolis until 1995 and then moved to Colorado to work at MCI and later worked for Lockheed Martin both as contractor and employee.
  • Liz Killen-Scott, College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, '92 & College of Business, '98
    Liz Killen-Scott, MBA, PHR, GPHR is an HR and Organizational Development consultant.
    Ms. Killen-Scott holds a bachelor of arts degree in distributive studies and a master's of business administration with an emphasis in leadership and human resource management from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs (1992 and 1998).  She also holds a certification in organizational leadership from the University of the Rockies.
    Ms. Killen-Scott has over 20 years of experience in human resources in a variety of different industries including retail, manufacturing, education and technology.  She is a member of the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) and has been very active in the local chapter - Colorado Springs Society for Human Resource Management (CSSHRM) - and has held several positions on the board, including President for 2005.  She has volunteered for the Colorado Springs chapter of JDRF and is excited to continue the spirit of volunteerism through the UCCS Alumni Board.
  • Maria Lampman, College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, '08
    Maria Lampman graduated from UCCS with a Bachelors Degree in History.  Shortly after graduation she obtained a job within staffing at Lockheed Martin and discovered her love for Human Resources. After 5 years within LM and an MBA with a concentration in HR, she was hired on for an organization called National Corporate Housing as a Corporate Recruiter. This is her 4th year on the Executive Alumni board and she has enjoyed her time immensely. It is a real pleasure to be able to give back to the school that set her on the path towards her career and other lifelong aspirations. It has been a joy to get to see the great strides that UCCS has taken to make itself one of the top schools in Colorado and being involved with the Alumni Association gives a better appreciation for the support UCCS shows to the Colorado Springs Community. The future is bright for UCCS and Maria looks forward to continuing to see it expand. Please feel free to connect with her on LinkedIn. 
  • Kim Ostrander, School of Public Affairs, '11
    Kim Ostrander is a 2011 UCCS SPA graduate with a Master's Degree in Public Administration. As a former member of the Army National Guard (LTC Ret 2011) she has always enjoyed leadership as well as working with policy and people. She is employed by PGi as the Assistant Director of Reservations and has been with the company since 1995.  The courses in the MPA program have
    helped her develop her leadership, analytical and thinking skills which she uses daily to help manage the growth and development of the reservations department and individual teams. Serving as a member of the Alumni Executive Board gives Kim the opportunity to collaborate with other graduates and esteemed members of the community in an effort to provide valuable services, opportunities and social events to current and former UCCS students.  Kim is honored to be among those who are working to help keep the spirit of UCCS alive. 
  • Renee Rudolph, College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, '11
    Renee graduated from UCCS with her BA in history. Initially beginning her studies at Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado, Renee took some time away from school and later transferred to UCCS. At first, she felt disconnected from the campus community, but through her studies and working with her professors and peers in the history department she came to love UCCS. As an alumnus, Renee recognizes the importance of giving back and is thrilled to be a part of the Alumni Executive Board.
    She plans to continue her education and pursue a Master's in Business Administration at UCCS. Renee supports the UCCS Development team in philanthropic endeavors and assists in the program management of the Karen Possehl Women's Endowment Scholarship and Flying Solo Single Parent Scholarship. She stewards many of UCCS's first-time donors, develops fundraising strategies for new prospects, and has been key in connecting UCCS scholars with their donors. Renee started at the University of Colorado Foundation in 2012 and was one of many Foundation employees transitioned to the University of Colorado in 2013. She enjoys photography and videography, volunteers in a management role at a local yoga studio, and was recognized in 2013 by The Gazette's Best of the Best for her service with area breweries.
  • Martin Stoehr, College of Engineering and Applied Science, '94
    Martin has been working in the integrated circuits industry since graduating from the University of Colorado - Colorado Springs in 1994 with a BSEE in communication systems and control theory.  For the past 13 years he has been designing various board-level electronics at Maxim Integrated, from fully automated bench test systems, to characterization boards, evaluation kits, reference designs, and demonstrators. 
    After reengaging with UCCS through the Brad Stoehr Memorial Scholarship, judging in the Pikes Peak Regional Science Fair, and most recently with the Career Center recruiting program, Martin is now looking forward to serving his first year as a member of the Alumni Executive Board.  He thinks everyone should try to give back to the community, especially in the area of education, and he is hoping to encourage other UCCS alumni to do the same.
  • Amy Sullivan, College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, '05
    I am honored and excited to be of service to our University and the Alumni Board! As a graduate with a Bachelor's Degree in Art History, I represent the College of Letters, Arts and Sciences. My thirst for knowledge and my pursuit of higher education led me to UCCS in my late twenty's, and I haven't looked back since. I am currently taking courses with our university's School of Public Affairs, concentrating on the Nonprofit Management program. I am a member of the management team with UPS, a mother with a son getting ready to graduate high school and pursue his journey into adulthood, and a passionate advocate for learning and exploring new ideas.
    I am grateful to the faculty members of UCCS for their dedication to pass along their passion and expertise, and now I have an opportunity to give back to them, our current and former students, and the community as a member of this organization. ~True learning is not about facts, but about conscious appreciation of the experience of living. - Jonathan Lockwood Huie
  • Brian Van Sickle, College of Business, '95
    Brian VanSickle is the president and founder of IQShare and spearheads the company's corporate sales functions.  He is well recognized in the training industry for his abilities in: New Business Acquisition and Client Relationship Management; Recognizing and Exploiting Business Opportunities; Building Multimillion Dollar Revenue Channels; and Negotiating and Structuring Business Deals. Mr. VanSickle has more than 18 years of Executive Management Experience in Sales, Marketing and IT Training.  He has provided enthusiastic and visionary leadership and direction in building sales infrastructure, team-building and new product launch, with rapid market expansion and revenue growth. Bryan has been a consistent top performer in selling and delivering corporate training and educational consulting services for over 20 years. Most recently, Bryan served as Vice President of Sales for ExecuTrain. Bryan has also Co-founded the companies Integrate Technology Institute and Hensmann Learning (now known as Leader Quest). Bryan holds a Bachelor of Arts in Marketing from the University of Colorado.
  • Sabrina Wienholtz, College of Education, '11
    Sabrina Wienholtz graduated from UCCS with an MA in Leadership and Student Affairs in Higher Education in May of 2011.  Wienholtz serves as the Assistant Director of Student Life and Leadership at UCCS overseeing the day-to-day operation of the Student Life office, advising student organizations, developing broad leadership programming, and managing budget and compliance concerns for the department.  Sabrina believes that engaged students today become the engaged alumni of tomorrow.  Sabrina's passion is to connect every UCCS student with opportunities to engage on campus.  She is proud to serve as a liaison between current student programming and alumni initiatives.

The campus liaison in the Office of Alumni Relations is Jennifer Hane, Director of University Events and Alumni Relations. Jennifer is a 2001 graduate of the College of Letters, Arts and Sciences and a 2004 graduate of the School of Public Affairs.