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Meet Your Territory Rep

Mark Hatch, Vice President for Enrollment

Mark J. Hatch
Vice President for Enrollment
mhatch@coloradocollege.edu

With his long career as both an admission professional and a college counselor, Mark is the fearless hockey-playing leader of CC’s admission and financial aid staff. Prior to joining CC in 2001, Mark earned a B.A. in psychology from Bates College an Ed.M. from Harvard University. After working as an assistant dean of admission at Bates, Mark moved west and served as a college counselor and teacher at Harvard-Westlake School and Marlborough School in Los Angeles and then Director of Admission at Occidental College.

Emily Anding '12

Emily Anding '12
Assistant Director of Admission
emily.e.anding@coloradocollege.edu
719-389-7159

Emily calls Illinois' plains, Mississippi's creeks, and the English moors all home but decided to blaze westward after initially attending University of St. Andrews in Scotland. She transferred to CC her sophomore year and graduated in 2012 with a degree in environmental policy, while spending as much time as she could rock climbing. If not tied into a rope, Emily was busy producing films, working at the CC Gear House, and hiking with her dog. Before Admission Counseling, Emily guided outdoor excursions and to this day prides herself in making the world’s best granola. She manages the Admission Office's Senior Student Fellows, assists with transfer student admission, and produces film communications. 

Kansas, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Utah

Colorado counties: Archuleta, Dolores, Hinsdale, La Plata, Montezuma, Ouray, San Juan, San Miguel

International: Europe (including Russia)

Matt Bonser

Matt Bonser '98
Director of Admission
mbonser@coloradocollege.edu
719-389-6345

Matt spent his early years in southern California, but he claims to have grown up in Portland, Oregon, where he attended the Catlin Gabel School. A graduate of CC with a degree in political science and Spanish, he has been on the admission staff since 1998. Matt serves as systems manager for our database, but still finds plenty of time to get out from behind a computer screen to coordinate international recruitment and camp and hike with his family.

Northern California, Hawaii, Idaho, Minnesota, Montana, Wyoming

Colorado counties: Cheyenne, Kit Carson, Lincoln, Logan, Sedgwick, Morgan, Phillips, Washington, Yuma

International: East Asia, Oceania

Leah Fugere, Admission Counselor

Leah Fugere '12
Admission Counselor
leah.m.fugere@coloradocollege.edu
719-389-6054

A native of where the Rocky Mountains meet the desert, Leah grew up in Grand Junction, CO. She graduated from Colorado College in 2012 with a major in Political Science and a minor in Resource Systems of the American West. True to her liberal arts education, Leah spent the last year working in two very different fields--in Birmingham, Al. for an AmeriCorps program combating poverty through financial, educational, and health initiatives and, more recently, working in ecological research as a field technician in Northern Colorado. Leah loves Ultimate Frisbee, botany, throwing pottery on the wheel, exploring/traveling, and frequenting small town music and food festivals.

Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio, Wisconsin

Colorado counties: Delta, Garfield, Gilpin, Grand, Gunnison, Jackson, Mesa, Moffet, Montrose, Rio Blanco, Routt

Monica Jones, Assistant Director of Admission

Monica Jones
Assistant Director of Admission
monica.jones@coloradocollege.edu
719-389-6061

Born in Austin, Texas and raised in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Monica Sian Jones joins the admissions staff after four and a half years studying and teaching in South Korea. Monica graduated from California Lutheran University, with a double major in international studies and music and went on to complete a Master of Music  from the Australian National University and graduate research, in international Korean studies, at the Academy of Korean Studies. She can easily be found either watching Korean dramas or Bollywood movies and often brags about her encyclopedic knowledge of K-pop. Monica coordinates online interviews and assists with American ethnic minority recruitment.

Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee

Colorado counties: Chaffee, Custer, El Paso, Fremont, Park, Teller 

David Pellett '12

David Pellett '12
Admission Counselor
david.t.pellett@coloradocollege.edu
719-389-7158

Hailing from St. Louis, MO, David graduated from Colorado College in 2012 with a degree in international political economy. During his time as an undergraduate, he spent a semester abroad in Barcelona, studied the Mesoamerican Biological Corridor in Costa Rica, and participated in drama and dance. From tour guide, to admission fellow, to admission counselor, David has earned his way up in the admission office and now oversees the merit scholarships including El Pomar, Barnes, and Boettcher, and manages the tour guide program.

Alaska, Oregon, Washington

Colorado counties: Alamosa, Baca, Bent, Conejos, Costilla, Crowley, Huerfano, Kiowa, Las Animas, Mineral, Otero, Rio Grande, Prowers, Pueblo, Saguache

International: Latin America

Ali Springer, Assistant Director of Admission

Ali Springer '07
Assistant Director of Admission
ali.springer@coloradocollege.edu
719-389-6342 

After living in Georgia, Washington, and Arizona, Ali attended CC where she worked as an admission intern, and studied sociology and educational studies. Her passion for education led Ali to a position in admission at Francis W. Parker School in Chicago followed by graduate studies at the University of Denver, where she earned a Master's degree in higher education and college student development. Ali coordinates our alumni volunteer network, counselor visit programs, and serves as our faculty liaison. Ali is excited to be a new aunt and to return to the sunshine and blue skies of Colorado Springs.

Illinois

Colorado counties: Jefferson, Douglas

Ashleigh Willis '11

Ashleigh Willis ‘11
Assistant Director of Admission
ashleigh.willis@coloradocollege.edu
719-389-7151

Born and raised in Johannesburg, South Africa, Ashleigh dropped her natural accent for an American one when she relocated to Atlanta in 1999. Soon after, she moved to Colorado Springs with her family, where she attended Cheyenne Mountain High School. Ashleigh graduated from Colorado College in 2011 with a degree in English after studying abroad in Greece, learning virtually everyone’s name at the college, and breaking an all-time campus record for ownership of the most pairs of high-heeled shoes. With flair, Ashleigh coordinates alumni volunteers and spring open house, and assists with communications and technology.

Arizona, Washington D.C., Maryland, Virginia

Colorado counties: Clear Creek, Eagle, Lake, Summit, Pitkin

International: Indian subcontinent, Africa, Middle East


Meet the Operations Team

Ellen Rennels, OperationsEllen Rennels
Operations Assistant
719-389-6344

As an Air Force “brat,” young Ellen moved often but eventually spent many years in Colorado which now owns her heart. She graduated from the University of Colorado in Colorado Springs with a BA in English. Ellen’s dancing feet have been clogging, line dancing, traditional folk dancing, square dancing, and ballroom dancing and most recently, she has found a new passion og Iyengar yoga. If she’s not at CC, Ellen is most likely in Virginia or New Hampshire enjoying time with her children and grandkids.

Jessica RussJessica Russ
Enrollment Coordinator
719-389-6350

Jessica teaches dance in her free time at Pikes Peak Community College and Ormao dance.

Kathy CoffeyKathy Coffey
Enrollment Coordinator
719-389-6220

Kathy grew up in Colorado and spent time in Wyoming while finishing her degree in Family and Consumer Science at the University of Wyoming. She enjoys gardening, playing in a hand bell choir, and can often be found riding a bicycle in the hills of Colorado.

Cindy ChristensenCindy Christensen
Executive Assistant to Mark J. Hatch
719-389-6805

Cindy began work in the Admission Office in 2004 and serves as Executive Assistant to the VP for Enrollment. Her primary duties include monitoring budget and expense reports, facilitating department payables, and organizing numerous catering, retreat and special events. She has almost come full circle having been born in Maine, raised in Florida, lived in California and comfortably settled in Colorado since 1998. Cindy has found Colorado to be prettier than the photos and can't imagine now leaving Colorado Springs - aptly known as the big city with the small town flavor!

Patrick HullPatrick Hull
Database and Systems Specialist

Originally from rural Northwest Missouri, Patrick graduated summa cum laude from the University of Missouri – Columbia with a degree in music education. While at Mizzou, Patrick played tenor saxophone in the Big ‘M’ of the Midwest, Marching Mizzou, as well as led the band in roles including drill leader, section leader, and drum major. Patrick also played in the basketball pep band, Mini Mizzou, and traveled with the basketball team during postseason play in conference and NCAA tournaments. After two years of teaching band, Patrick made the move to Colorado College with his wife and discovered a passion of working with databases and building virtual bridges. Patrick’s interests include computer programming, physical fitness, and supporting the Mizzou Tigers.