Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Contacts

Melissa Burt, Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Faculty, staff, and graduate students; college strategy and development

Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion Dr. Melissa Burt

Dr. Melissa Burt has over a decade of experience, including leading diversity and inclusion initiatives with an NSF Science and Technology Center, headquartered in the Department of Atmospheric Science.

If you are a student or employee in the Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering, Melissa can be a resource. Please reach out to her at Melissa.Burt@colostate.edu or 970-491-8706.

Engineering Success Center

Claudia Hernandez, Outreach and Equity Coordinator

Current students, student organizations, summer program initiatives, and outreach

Coordinator for Undergraduate DEI Programs and Success Initiatives
Claudia Hernandez

Claudia (pronounced CLOUD-ee-ah) Hernandez is the Coordinator for Undergraduate DEI Programs and Success Initiatives, working in the Don and Susie Law Engineering Success Center. Claudia works with with the diversity programs in engineering, reaching out to current students on campus and outreach in the local community.

If you are a student in the college, or are interested in outreach opportunities, please reach out to Claudia at Claudia.Hernandez@colostate.edu or 970-491-7088.

Susan Benzel, Scott Scholars Program Coodinator, Office of the Dean, Walter Scott Jr. College of Engineering, Colorado State University, November 4, 2019

First Generation student initiatives, Scott Scholars

Scott Scholars Program Coordinator Susan Benzel

Susan Benzel works with the best and brightest engineering students to help them achieve their maximum potential, and become models of excellence in leadership.

If you are a first generation student, or are the first in your family to potentially attend college, please reach out to Susan at Susan.Benzel@colostate.edu or 970-491-1058.

Department Diversity and Inclusion Committee

Please visit department pages for full contact information. Chairs of the Departmental/Program Diversity and Inclusion committees sit on the College-level Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee

Atmospheric Science/CIRA

Amanda Back, Elizabeth Barnes, Bernadette Connell (CIRA, co-chair), Kimberley Corwin, Alex DesRosiers, Gabrielle Leung, En Li, Peter Marinescu, Jeff Pierce (ATS, co-chair), Matt Rogers, Sarah Tisdale (ATS, ex-officio)

Chemical and Biological Engineering

Ashok Prasad (chair), Margarita Herrera-Alonso, Claire Lavelle, Brian Munsky

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Jordan Jarrett (chair), Joe Scalia (past chair), Becki Atadero, Dan Baker, Ellison Carter, Shaun Case, Shannon Miller, Ryan Morrison

Dean’s Office and college units

Ellen Brennan-Pierce, Kelli Davison, Russ Dickerson, Beth Hallmark, Lisa Metz, Karen Mueller, Renee Hirschenhofer

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Ali Pezeshki, Mahdi Nikdast, Priscilla Vazquez, Kathryn Stewart-Sweeney

Mechanical Engineering

Tami Bond (chair), Soheil Fatehiboroujeni, Soham Ghosh,  Andrew Melton, Christian L’Orange,  Steve Johnson,  Angelica Hernandez,  Christian Puttlitz, Zhijie Wang, Jason Quinn, Ciprian Dumitrache, Amanda Lager-Gleason, Smith Pittman, Gabriel Castro

Systems Engineering

Erika Miller (chair), Jim Adams, Thomas Bradley, Ingrid Bridge, Jim Cale, Janine-Marie Conrad, Steve Conrad, Deb Dandaneau, Mary Gomez, Dan Herber, Marie Vans, Anima Sabale, Steve Simske