PAVE Team Members








Kristin Chaney is the Team Lead for the UCCS PAVE program.  She was born in Colorado Springs at the United States Air Force Academy, however, she calls Texas home.  After graduating from high school in El Paso, Texas, she served nine years of active duty enlistment in the United States Air Force during which time she earned her first Bachelor of Arts degree in Liberal Arts from Regis University.  She recently graduated from her second Bachelor of Arts program in Geography & Environmental Studies with a minor in History and is currently in the Alternative Licensure Program for Secondary Education while pursuing a Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction.  It is her goal to one day be a High School Social Studies teacher. Kristin has a lot of experience in higher education and looks forward to sharing it with you.  On her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and three children ages 13, 11, and 7.  










Ryan Dobbs is the Military and Veteran Orientation Welcome Leader for the Office of Military and Veteran Student Affairs. He was a medic in the Army for four year and was in the 10th MTN, in the 4th battalion 31st Infantry at Fort Drum, NY. After getting out of the service he moved to Colorado to go to school at UCCS, and for the plethora of outdoor activities that Colorado has to offer. Currently he is a junior in the nursing program at UCCS. So far, he has completed a psychology minor and is currently working on a pre-med minor. He works at the Office of Veteran and Military Student Affairs at UCCS, and in the summertime he is also a white water raft guide for Peterson Air Force Base's outdoor recreation program.







Shane Lisius is an officer for the UCCS Student Veteran Organization, as well as a Student Benefits Processor for the Office of Veteran and Military Student Affairs. Shane possesses a Bachelor's degree from the University of Texas at Austin. After serving over seven years in the US Army as an Infantry Captain in multiple positions both overseas & stateside, he enrolled at UCCS and to pursue a Bachelor's in Biomedical Sciences & Biochemistry, with an intent for Medical School. Shane seeks to assist veterans with an emphasis in neurology, in order to give back to those who have already given much.  











Cori Trenchick served a total of 10 years in the United States Army. Shortly after being stationed in Colorado, she left service to begin school. Since 2016 she has been studying mechanical engineering with a minor in both mathematics and aerospace. Throughout her college experience, Cori has gained many resources she hopes to share with her PAVE members. This semester she is planning on focusing her attention on the PAVE program as well as Books for Battle Buddies.  Cori loves what she is studying. However, being a single parent and having work obligations, she knows that keeping up with school is stressful. She has a wonderful son who is about to turn 4 and a bossy husky named Harley. She enjoys hiking, working out, food, and hanging out with her little guy. Cori is looking forward to getting to know everyone and assisting them with their academic endeavors.