Dr. Sandy Ho

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Dr. Sandy Ho

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 UCCS Excel Languages and Social Sciences Center (LSSC) and teaches Gateway Program Seminar, Public Speaking recitation for the UCCS Department of Communication, Academic Fitness for the Pre-Collegiate Development Program, and Culturally Responsive Practices in Higher Education for the College of Education SAHE program. 

Dr. Ho's higher administrative and teaching experience span across community colleges, Hispanic Serving Institutions, and other public universities. Her areas of expertise include federal financial aid policy and student access, culturally responsive practices and programming, diversity and inclusion, globalization and internationalization, risk management, extended studies, 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. 

Areas of Interest

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


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 -- Mountain Lion 360
GPS 1010: Make it Stick
GPS 1010: Teaching in a Muggle World
COMM 2100: Public Speaking -- Recitation

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



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
UCCS Director - Excel Languages and Social Sciences Center
UCCS Assistant Professor, attendant rank - Department of Languages and Cultures


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).


Association of Tutoring Professionals (ATP)

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)
Student Affairs Administration in Higher Education (NASPA)
American College Personnel Association (ACPA)


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)


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 

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.