2024-2025 Catalog 
    May 26, 2024  
2024-2025 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 more than 10,000 students each year and almost 900 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, College of Public Service 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 hybrid 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 more than 200 hundred 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, public servants who will improve people’s lives and communities, 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.


Jennifer Sobanet, Chancellor



University of Colorado Board of Regents

Glen Gallegos, 2019-2025, District 3

Lesley Smith, 2019-2025, At-Large

Mark VanDriel, 2023-2029, District 8

Ken Montera, Vice Chair, 2023-2025, District 5

Wanda James, 2023-2029, District 1

Nolbert Chavez, 2021-2027, District 7

Callie Rennison, Chair, 2021-2027, District 2

Frank McNulty, 2023-2029, District 4

Ilana Dubin Spiegel, 2021-2027, District 6

CU System

Todd Saliman, 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.

Chad Marturano, Vice President & Chief Financial Officer. BA, Colorado State University; MA, University of Colorado Denver.

Jeff Howard, Vice President for University Communication. BA, Metropolitan State University of Denver; Executive Master of Sport Organization Management, Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1 in France.

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.

Felicity O’Herron, Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer. BA, Bryn Mawr College; JD, Columbus School of Law, Catholic University of America.

Heather Retzko, Vice President for State Relations. BA, University of Colorado Boulder; MPA, University of Colorado Denver.

Danielle Radovich Piper, Senior Vice President for External Relations and Strategy. BA, Colorado State University.

Judi Díaz Bonacquisti, Senior Diversity Officer. BS, Colorado State University; MBA, University of Colorado Colorado Springs; PhD University of Colorado Denver.

Tony Salazar, Vice President for Outreach and Engagement. BA, University of Denver. 

Colorado Springs Campus

Jennifer Sobanet, Chancellor. BA, Marshall University; MA and MBA, The Wharton School and the Joseph H. Lander Institute; Univeristy of Pennsylvania; EdD, University of Denver. 

Homer Wesley, Interim Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs. BS, MEd, Auburn University; EdD, The Univeristy of Southern Mississippi.

Nancy Marchand-Martella, Provost/Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. BA, Purdue University; MS, Southern Illinois University; PhD, Utah State University.

Rame Hanna, Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. BA, University of California, Santa Barbara; MA, Colorado State University. 

Kathryn Kaoudis, Vice Chancellor for Administration and Finance. BS, Old Dominion University; Juris Doctor and Master of Laws, University of Denver.

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

Jose Cantu, Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Management, BS, MS, University of Houston; PhD, Our Lady of the Lake University.