Karen Ganss, University of Colorado Boulder
Karen Ganss supports students, staff, and faculty with our engineering partnership programs with Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction, Colorado and Western Colorado University in Gunnison, Colorado. Originally from the San Luis Valley of Southern Colorado, she is proud of my small town roots and am the first in my family to go to college. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Western Colorado University and a Master’s degree in College Student Services from Oregon State University. She has a diverse array of interests in higher education, with professional experiences in undergraduate admissions, honors programs, pre-health advising, new student orientation, and engineering support. In her free time, she enjoys trail running, gardening, snowboarding, crafting (making greeting cards in particular), watching Raider football, paddle boarding, and camping.
Cyri Dixon, Director of Advising, College of Science, University of Utah
Cyri Dixon is a first generation graduate from rural Eastern Idaho. She majored in Physical Sciences Composite Education at Utah State University and taught middle school science, engineering, and special education before moving into higher education. As a teacher, Cyri resonated with the struggles her rural students faced in thinking about college, so she completed a Master of Public Administration with a focus on Education and Leadership from the University of Utah. Cyri is now the Director of Academic Advising for the College of Science and College of Mines and Earth Sciences at the University of Utah. When she is not advocating for students, Cyri loves chasing hot air balloons and spending time with her dog.
Claudia Numan, University of Colorado Boulder