Contact Us

Stop by and see us!  The LGBT Resource Center is located in the Multicultural Office for Student Access, Inclusiveness, and Community (M.O.S.A.I.C.), University Center Room 110. We are around the corner from the UCCS Bookstore and next to the UCCS Copy Center.

Jesse Perez, Assistant Director of MOSAIC  Name: Jesse Perez
Position: Assistant Director of MOSAIC and

LGBT Program Director

Degree MA Student Affairs in Higher Education
Office: University Center 110B
Phone: 719.255.3447
E-mail: jperez@uccs.edu

Jesse Perez is originally from Las Cruces, New Mexico and started his career at UCCS as an undergraduate student. As a student, Jesse was involved in various multicultural student organizations focused on diversity and inclusion including being an officer of the Student Diversity Council and Co-Chair of our campus's LGBTQIA organization Spectrum.   

During his time at UCCS Jesse has held positions in the Pre-Collegiate Development Program, Center for Excellence in Communication, UCCS SoColo Reach Program, and Academic Advising.  Jesse Perez also previously served as the Office Manager and Mentorship Program Coordinator for MOSAIC as a graduate student and was a member of the UCCS LGBTQ Taskforce that initiated the partnership between The Pikes Peak Gay and Lesbian Community Center (The PRIDE Center) and UCCS that led to the development of the LGBT Resource Center at MOSAIC.  Outside of his staff duties, he also teaches a Gateway Program Seminar, is the staff advisor for Spectrum and the Hispanic Scholarship Fund Scholar Chapter, and volunteers for various nonprofit organizations in the community.

Shelby Name: Shelby Kindell
Position: Office Manager 
Major: Master of Public Administration
Office: University Center 110C
Phone: 719.255.3319
E-mail: skindell@uccs.edu

Shelby was born in Ohio, but spent the majority of her time living in Cañon City with her parents and younger sister. Shelby graduated high school from Cañon City High School and then began her undergraduate studies at Colorado State University-Pueblo (CSU-Pueblo). Shelby graduated Cum Laude from CSU-Pueblo with a bachelor's in English and two minors in Women's Studies and Professional Writing. During her tenure at CSU-Pueblo, Shelby received the Student Life and Leadership "Champion for Diversity" award, served as a CSU-Pueblo Student Ambassador for the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU), and was a member of both Golden Key International Honour Society and Sigma Tau Delta-the English Honors Society. Shelby is currently pursuing her Master's in Public Administration with concentrations in Public Management and Non-Profit Fund Development through the School of Public Affairs at UCCS.

 

Brian Name: Brian Garris
Position: Office Assistant 
Major: MA Student Affairs in Higher Education
Office: University Center 110C
Phone: 719.255.3319
E-mail: bgarris@uccs.edu

Brian grew up in Nebraska where he attended the University of Nebraska at Kearney and earned degrees in Business - Economics and German. During his undergraduate career, he served on the Council to Multicultural Affairs and was president of the Queer Straight Alliance. He was also a member of Alpha Mu Gamma, the Foreign Language Honor Society. Brian is currently studying Student Affairs in Higher Education here at UCCS.

 

 

 

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