Dr. Sandy Ho

Dr. Sandy Ho

Director
Excel Languages and Social Sciences Center (LSSC)

Office Hours :

By Appointment (in-person, over the phone, and via WebEx). 

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Sandy Ho, Ph.D. serves as the Director for the Excel Languages and Social Sciences Center (LSSC) and teaches for Gateway Program Seminar, the Department of Communication, the Pre-Collegiate Development Program, and graduate courses for the College of Education. 

Dr. Ho's higher education experience spans across risk management, extended studies, student conduct investigation, mediation, faculty development, inclusive curriculum, student services HLC assessment, student development, leadership development, accessibility, event planning, social media, campus orientation, academic advising, student success coaching, military/veteran support, Supplemental Instruction (SI)/tutoring programs management, and online learning. She has been trained through the HLC Academy in Chicago and consults for Learning Centers across the region. 

Areas of Interest

Dr. Ho is also a video fighting game and Hello Kitty enthusiast. 

Education

A.S. - Emphasis in Biology
B.A. - Communication
M.A. - Leadership, emphasis in Student Affairs in Higher Education (SAHE)
Ph.D. - Educational Leadership, Research, and Policy

Courses Taught

GPS 1110: Academic Fitness 
GPS 1010: Summer Bridge ML360
GPS 1010: Make it Stick
GPS 1010: Teaching in a Muggle World

LEAD 5110: Culturally Responsive Practices in Higher Education
TRiO Veterans Upward Bound College Prep Science
TRiO Veterans Upward Bound College Prep Math 

Certifications

College Reading & Learning Association - Level II Tutor certification
Certified Supplemental Instruction (SI) Leader 
Certified SI Supervisor per UMKC
Safe Zone and TransInclusive Safe Zone trained

Professional Experience

PPCC Learning Assistance Centers (LAC) Tutoring Supervisor
PPCC LAC Coordinator
PPCC LAC Director 
CSU-Pueblo Site Manager and Programs Coordinator - Colorado Springs & Fort Carson locations

Publications

Carpenter, D. M., Primo, D. M., Tendetnik, P., & Ho, S. (2014, July). Disclosing Disclosure: Lessons from a "Failed" Field Experiment. In The Forum (Vol. 12, No. 2, pp. 343-356).

Organizations

Association of Tutoring Professionals (ATP)

ACUI I-LEAD

Leadership Pikes Peak: Women's Community Leadership Initiative (WCLI)
Colorado Springs Rising Professionals
Colorado Springs Young Professionals
Phi Sigma Sigma
American Educational Research Association (AERA)
Association for Student Conduct Administration (ASCA)
Student Affairs Administration in Higher Education (NASPA)
American College Personnel Association (ACPA)

Awards

Outstanding Student Leadership Award (2007)
Colorado Springs Rising Professionals Volunteer of the Year (2009)
Delta Sigma Theta Honoree for Service to the Community (2012)
Colorado Spring Business Journal 40 under 40 Rising Star (2012)
CO Developmental Disabilities Council Dan B. Davidson Award (2012)
Outstanding Service to Student Affairs in Higher Education Award (2017)

Service

Advisor to the UCCS Students for Deaf and Hearing Equality Club
El Pomar Asian American Advisory Council (AAAC) member
El Paso County Citizen Review Panel President
El Paso County Citizen Outreach Group member

Previous Activities: PPCC Student Government President (2006/7), PPCC President's Leadership Council, PPCC Foundation representative, PPCC Black Student Union and Multicultural Student Union advisor, PPCC Gay Straight Alliance mentor, Salvation Army Community Center WCLI renovation project, Women's Resource Agency workshop presenter, Junior Achievement presenter, UCCS Judicial Board, Phi Sigma Sigma Iota Kappa Risk Management advisor.