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Anthony Cordova, Director of MOSAIC  Name: Anthony Cordova
Position: Director of Mosaic & Gateway Program
Degree MA Counseling and Human Services
Office: University Center 110A
Phone: 719.255.3040

Anthony Cordova started at UCCS as a first semester freshman in 1994 as a forty year old, first generation, single parent with four children, after 21 years as a heavy equipment operator. He was very involved as both an undergrad and a graduate student, with experience as a peer mentor, academic advisor, SGA student senator, and University Center maintenance person. In 2000 Anthony was hired as an academic advisor who was responsible for advising transfer students, then assistant director of the Pre Collegiate Development Programs before assuming the position of Student Multicultural Affairs Coordinator in 2003.

Jesse Perez, Assistant Director of MOSAIC  Name: Jesse Perez

Assistant Director of MOSAIC and

LGBT Program Director

Degree MA Student Affairs in Higher Education
Office: University Center 110B
Phone: 719.255.3447

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.

Student Staff

Brian Name: Brian Garris
Position: Graduate Assistant 
Major: MA Student Affairs in Higher Education
Office: University Center 110C
Phone: 719.255.3319

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.

Hanna Name: Hana Shariff
Position: International Student Support
Major: Communication (Digital Filmmaking & Media Arts)
Office: University Center 110
Phone: 719.255.3319

Hana was born in Singapore, and moved to Australia when she was 8. After a year attending school there, she spent her remaining childhood back in Singapore. After high school, she completed a Diploma in Multimedia & InfoComm Technology at a local polytechnic. During the 3-year course, she was involved in the Ambassadorial Team, where she served as the secretary and later, the president. She moved to Colorado Springs in August 2014 as an international student, and is currently studying Communication (with the Digital Filmmaking track) at UCCS. She has travelled to 13 countries in her lifetime, and has no plans to stop.


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Last Updated: 12/17/2015