Excel Communication Center

Welcome to the Communication Center

Message from the Director, Erica Allgood

Erica Allgood

Effective communication is critical to everyday life!  Whether you are communicating at school with your professors and classmates, at work with your boss and co-workers, or at home with your family or friends, communication is an essential skill for successful relationships!  The Communication Center is here to help you enhance your communication skills – in public speaking, group dynamics, one-on-one interviews, and more…  The Communication Center is a friendly place for EVERY student on campus, no matter your major or the courses you’re taking.  Many of your classes will require individual or group presentations.  Make an appointment for one-on-one, individualized peer-tutoring – whether you are a confident, expert speaker or need assistance with confidence, organization, and delivery skills – The Communication Center is here to help you!  Make an appointment today!

My office is located in the Communication Center.  Please stop by and talk with me.  With many years of teaching public speaking, leadership, conflict management, and other communication courses, I have a strong passion for helping students be successful in their education and professional endeavors.  I would be happy to assist you!  Maybe you’d be interested in working in the Communication Center.

The Communication Center is located in Columbine Hall, Room 312.  Stop by and talk to me and the amazing staff in the Communication Center!


News and Announcements

New Staff:  Vickie McCoy has been selected as the Interim Assistant Director of the Communication Center.  Vickie will be collaborating with the Director and the Center staff to help MAKE GOOD STUDENTS GREAT!  Please stop by the Center and help welcome Vickie to UCCS and the team!

Do you need to deliver a presentation, complete a group project, or participate in an interview? 

The Communication Center staff provides one-on-one tutoring to help you!  Stop by or call us at 719-255-4770 to make appointments for the semester – Our appointment times FILL UP FAST!

The Communication Center is about more than just public speaking…

If you are interested in group dynamics, interviewing, business communication, intercultural communication, interpersonal communication, conflict management, and leadership, please stop by and talk to our Director and our staff about how we can assist you to develop your interests.

Do you want to be a tutor in The Communication Center? 

If you enjoy public speaking, group projects, leadership, and helping others, maybe you would enjoy working as a student employee at the Center!  Contact our Director, Erica Allgood, about the requirements and process at 719-255-4771.


Fall Hours


9:00 am - 6:00 pm


9:00 am - 6:00 pm


9:00 am - 8:00 pm


9:00 am - 6:00 pm


9:00 am - 2:00 pm


Closed – Faculty can request special times.

Excel Communication Center
Making Good Students Great
Phone: 719-255-4770
Location: Columbine Hall, Room 312

Director: Erica Allgood eallgood@uccs.edu 719-255-4771
Interim Assistant Director: Vickie McCoy, vmccoy@uccs.edu, 719-255-4784

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