Dining and Hospitality Services

Russ Saunkeah

Executive Chef and Associate Director of Culinary Services

Saunkeah began his career at UCCS in 2001 when he was hired as catering director with Sodexo. Five years later he was chosen to fill the position of General Manager where he served until becoming the very first UCCS Dining and Hospitality Services employee in November 2013. Previously, he served as Chef de Cuisine for the Briarhurst Manor and in a variety of food service management positions, including executive chef, for resorts in the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, New Mexico and the Broadmoor Hotel. He attended the University of Oklahoma and completed courses with Sodexo and the University of Virgin Islands.

Work : (719) 255-3448

Dining Business Office Phone: (719) 255-3965
Catering and Event Services: (719) 255-3664
Café 65, Clyde's, and Sanatorium Grounds Coffee: (719) 255-8111
Roaring Fork: (719) 255-3966
The Lodge: (719)255-4442