2021-2022 Catalog 
    May 23, 2024  
2021-2022 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

From the Chancellor

Welcome to the University of Colorado Colorado Springs, a proud member of the four-campus University of Colorado system, one of the most respected public university systems in the nation.

Our campus creates access to education for almost 12,000 students each year and more than 2,000 students from across the globe who access course offerings online. We call Colorado Springs home - it’s where our incredible 500-acre campus enjoys blue skies, views of red sandstone and the iconic summit of 14,000-foot Pikes Peak.

Students can pursue degrees from six colleges and schools: the College of Business, College of Education, College of Engineering and Applied Science, College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, School of Public Affairs and the Helen and Arthur E. Johnson Beth-El College of Nursing and Health Sciences. Each of our colleges and schools are supported by the Graduate School and the Kraemer Family Library.

Whether in person, online, or in a blended classroom environment, we are committed to student success. We offer undergraduate programs that provide critical thinking and problem-solving skills and that meet the needs of our region and beyond. Our selective, high-quality graduate programs focus on refining specific skills and the discovery of new knowledge through scholarly research. We regularly add new programs designed to help meet the needs of our communities and help students achieve the careers of their dreams. 

UCCS students engage with faculty who are leaders and innovators. All tenured and tenure-track faculty have terminal degrees in their fields, while instructors bring to the classroom a unique blend of academic and professional experience. Outside of the classroom, UCCS students have the opportunity to meet new people with similar interests through hundreds of registered student clubs and organizations. Our forward-looking students take advantage of enriched experiences through a variety of service-learning projects, internships and study abroad opportunities. Through the collective efforts of faculty and staff, we aim to help students succeed through the building of transformational relationships with faculty, fellow students, alumni and community partners.

As southern Colorado’s only comprehensive regional research university, we are actively involved in creating a vibrant future for individuals and communities alike. We are proud to help students take their rightful place in the communities of the future: as teachers who will guide children, business leaders who will propel the economy, scientists and artists who will unlock new ideas for society, engineers who will build future innovations, first responders who will keep us safe, and health professionals who offer skilled and compassionate care.

We are proud to be southern Colorado’s leading university and to welcome you to our community of scholars.


Venkat Reddy, Chancellor



University of Colorado Board of Regents

Glen Gallegos, chair, 2019-2025, District 3

Lesley Smith, vice chair, 2019-2025, At-Large

Heidi Ganahl, 2017-2023, At-Large

Chance Hill, 2019-2025, District 5

John “Jack” Kroll, 2017-2023, District 1

Nolbert D. Chavez, 2021-2027, District 7

Callie Rennison, 2021-2027, District 2

Sue Sharkey, 2017-2023, District 4

Ilana Spiegel, 2021-2027, District 6

CU System

Todd Saliman, Interim President. BA, University of Colorado.

Leonard Dinegar, Senior Vice President and Chief of Staff. BA, Catholic University of America; MA, University of Colorado.

Michael Lightner, Vice President for Academic Affairs. BS, MS, University of Florida; PhD, Carnegie Mellon University.

Todd Saliman, Senior Vice President for Strategy, Government Relations & Chief Financial Officer. BA, University of Colorado.

Michael Sandler, Vice President for University Communication. BS, Cornell University; MS, Columbia University.

Kathy Nesbitt, Vice President of Administration. BA, University of Colorado; JD, Southern University Law Center.

Theodosia Cook, Chief Diversity Officer. BA, Sewanee; MA, Columbia University.

Jeremy Hueth, Vice President, University Counsel and Secretary of the Board of Regents. BA, University of Montana; JD, University of Montana.

Annie Konegni Baccary, Associate Vice President and Interim Advancement Administration Officer. BA, Colorado State University.

Harper Johnson, Associate Vice President of Transformation and Innovation. BA United States Air Force Academy; MA University of Phoenix.

Colorado Springs Campus

Venkateshwar Reddy, Chancellor. BS, Andhra Pradesh Agricultural University, India; MS and PhD, Pennsylvania State University.

Carlos García, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs. BA, MA, University of Texas El Paso.

Tom Christensen*, Provost/Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. BS, University of Minnesota; MS and PhD, Cornell University.

Charles Sweet, Vice Chancellor for Strategic Initiatives. BA, Duke University; JD, University of Virginia.

Charles “Chuck” Litchfield, Vice Chancellor for Administration and Finance. BS, United States Naval Academy; MS, Naval Postgraduate School; MBA, University of Colorado Colorado Springs.

Martin Wood, Senior Vice Chancellor for University Advancement. BS, MA, Emporia State University.

*Note: Provost Tom Christensen is returning to the faculty at the conclusion of the academic year, prior to this Academic Calendar being published. Interim Provost Kelli Klebe was named in May 2021 and will serve until a permanent hire is made. Learn more: https://provost.uccs.edu/