First Year Experience & Transfer Student Connections

Mission Statement

Our goal is to help students transition into college life, both academically and socially. We know that students who feel more connected to campus and supported by faculty/staff perform better academically and are more satisfied with their overall college experience.

Our hope is to:
-promote growth and development
-assist students in setting and accomplishing their educational goals
-help students to clarify their educational, career, and life goals
-assist students with academic skill development
-help students make connections
-help students have a great first year experience


Contact Us

Office of First Year Experience
Location: Main Hall 322
Phone: 719-255-3570

Dr. Barbara Gaddis - Executive Director
Ellen Burkart, M.S. - Associate Director

Success Coaches
Ashley Andersen, M.S.
Stacy Carosa, M.A.
Kevin George II, M.S., N.C.C.
Nicholas Lockwood, M.A.

Student Office Assistants
Danielle Nehk, Lead
Cameron Conover
Isabella Reyes

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