Lauren Shakes

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Lauren Shakes

Scholarship Program Manager

“What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.” – Nelson Mandela


Lauren Shakes serves as the Development Assistant at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS). In her position, Lauren works closely with the University Advancement staff to support UCCS’ fundraising goals, donor engagement, and stewardship efforts.

Lauren is a Colorado Springs native, and joined the UCCS Advancement team in 2017. Prior to UCCS, Lauren worked as a project manager at a local market research company, where she worked with companies to help them better understand their consumers.

Lauren graduated from Regis University with bachelor’s degrees in History and International Relations and a minor in Spanish. Lauren has had the opportunity to live in Chile, the Dominican Republic, and Brazil. Lauren is also a proud dog mom of two Boston Terriers that she spoils any chance she gets.