President's Office Staff
Chief of Staff
Jermyn oversees the daily functions of the office of the president. In addition to helping develop and implement strategic initiatives according to the priorities of the president, he coordinates the college’s senior staff meetings and serves as a liaison between senior administrators and other various campus and external constituents. Jermyn is responsible for the presidential staff and budget while also managing and advising the Board of Trustees. As needed, he coordinates special projects and represents the president on various college committees. Before joining Colorado College he worked in the president’s office at Wake Forest University.
Director of Internal Audit
Yolanda works with the campus community to identify opportunities for the college to operate effectively in the areas of finance, information technology, and compliance. In that role, she performs audits and coordinates projects across campus. Yolanda is an active member of the Institute of Internal Auditors and ISACA, a professional association of information technology auditors and practitioners. Prior to coming to Colorado College, she performed internal audits for a noncommercial bank and has also worked in public accounting.
Ronald G. Machoian
American Council on Education (ACE) Fellow
Ron is an American Council on Education (ACE) Fellow hosted by President Jill Tiefenthaler and Colorado College during the 2012/13 academic year. He is an active-duty U.S. Air Force officer serving on the faculty of the U.S. Air Force Academy (USAFA) where, until beginning the Fellowship, he most recently served as the director of International Programs and as professor of Military & Strategic Studies. He was previously a Group Air Officer Commanding at the Academy, a position similar in role to that of an assistant dean of students. Ron holds the M.A. in history and the interdisciplinary PhD in history and educational leadership from the University of Missouri, Kansas City.
Carolyn joined the CC family in August 2006. She assists the president by coordinating her calendar and her travel. Carolyn’s responsibilities also include ensuring that the day-to-day needs of the president’s office are met. Prior to moving to Colorado, she was an administrative assistant in the office of the president at the University at Albany in New York. Carolyn received her associate of arts degree in public administration from Nassau Community College in Garden City, N.Y. She moved to Colorado to be closer to family.
Strategic Planning Fellow
Daniel assists with the President’s strategic planning efforts by staffing the Engaged Teaching and Learning and the Place of Learning committees. He works closely with faculty, staff, and students to gather input about the future of Colorado College. In addition to working in the President’s Office, he acts as a liaison with the Career Center to help improve the opportunities available to students. He graduated in 2012 from Colorado College with a major in English Literature and a minor in Spanish, and was elected as the commencement speaker.
Research Associate, Office of Institutional Planning and Effectiveness
Ben coordinates institutional compliance reporting, including submissions to the National Center for Education Statistics, Higher Learning Commission, American Association of University Professors, Higher Education Data Sharing consortium and others. He supports the office’s mission to enhance the President’s ability to enact data-driven decisions, and provides data support for strategic planning and other campus projects. Ben has been with CC since 2007, previously supporting the college’s office of Institutional Research and Planning. Prior to coming to Colorado College, he provided institutional research support for the Chattanooga branch of the University of Tennessee, College of Medicine.
Special Advisor for the President, Business Analytics
Randy supports the president in strategic thinking, planning, and initiatives, giving special emphasis to enhancing the college’s business intelligence capabilities. He served as the college’s vice president for information management between 2003 and 2011, overseeing the offices of institutional research and planning and IT services. Randy was previously a tenured faculty member at the U.S. Air Force Academy, teaching courses in aeronautics and leading the Academy’s Center for Educational Excellence. He holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in aeronautical and astronautical engineering from the University of Illinois, an M.B.A. from Northeastern University, and a Ph.D. in aeronautical engineering from Purdue University.
Andrew graduated from Colorado College in 2012 with a major in Philosophy and now serves as the Program Coordinator in the President’s Office. He manages and coordinates the newly established President’s Council as well as researches and drafts letters and correspondence, speeches and remarks, presentations, and other written materials as needed. In addition, Andrew collaborates with senior administrators and departments to coordinate special projects and assists the President with strategic planning by staffing two of the strategic planning committees: Extending Our Reach and Institutional Effectiveness.
Assistant Vice President, Office of Institutional Planning and Effectiveness
Lyrae assists the President in institutional planning, evaluation and overall effectiveness. She serves to enhance the President’s ability to develop and enact data-driven decisions in support of the College’s mission, values and goals. She also provides oversight for institutional data reporting, survey compliance and the release of institutional data to the public. She served as the college’s director of budget between 2007 and 2012 overseeing the budget office and the development of the college’s annual budget. Prior to coming to Colorado College, Lyrae was at the University of Maine School of Law, Wesleyan University and the University of Arizona. Lyrae holds a masters degree in Higher Education Finance & Economics as well as a bachelors of science in Finance and Accounting both from the University of Arizona.