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Meet Your Territory Representative

Mark Hatch, Vice President for Enrollment

Mark J. Hatch
Vice President for Enrollment
vpenrollment@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.

Matt Bonser

Matt Bonser '98
Director of Admission - Systems, Operations, and International
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.

State Territory: CA (Northern)

Roz Brokaw

Roz Brokaw '13
Admission Counselor
roz.brokaw@coloradocollege.edu
719-389-7154

Roz grew up in Downeast, Maine, a place that truly is ‘the way life should be.’  After falling in love with the Rockies during a semester of high school at the High Mountain Institute, Roz was drawn West again to Colorado College where she studied Environmental Science and International Affairs.  While at CC, she enjoyed leading backpacking, skiing, and whitewater trips for the Outdoor Recreation Club, playing women’s ultimate frisbee, mentoring local youth, giving campus tours, and studying at the International Sustainable Development Studies Institute in Thailand.  Following graduation Roz served as a teaching fellow at the Alzar School in Cascade, Idaho, where she got a taste of residential life and teaching biology.  She is excited to be back in the immediate CC community and is looking forward to exploring education from a new perspective.   

State Territories: ID, ME, MT, NH, VT, WY

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

Leah Fugere, Admission Counselor

Leah Fugere '12
Assistant Director
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. In the Admission Office, Leah coordinates the Open House programs and serves as the Colorado Recruitment Manager. Leah loves Ultimate Frisbee, botany, throwing pottery on the wheel, exploring/traveling with her dog, and frequenting small town music and food festivals.

State Territories: CA (Southern)

Colorado Counties: Delta, Garfield, Gilpin, Grand, Gunnison, Jackson, Mesa, Moffat, Montrose, Rio Blanco, Routt

Jonathan Goode

Jonathan Goode
Associate Director
jonathan.goode@coloradocollege.edu 
719-389-6347

Jonathan grew up in a small town in Central Texas called Waelder with a population of only 1,046 people, or rather he attended school in Waelder and lived seven miles outside of the Waelder on his grandparents' farm. Then he attended Rice University in Houston, TX, graduating with a degree in History & Political Science in 2009.  After a summer internship with the National Hispanic Institute, Jonathan began working in the Office of Admissions at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado. In 2014 he joined the CC Office of Admission where he oversees a variety of programs, with a particular emphasis on those related to recruiting a diverse student body. His spare time is spent learning new languages, watching television and playing card and board games.

State Territories: AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN, TX

Colorado Counties: Denver

Cari Hanrahan

Cari Hanrahan
Assistant Director
cari.hanrahan@coloradocollege.edu 
719-389-6851

Cari’s Madison, NJ family expressed mild concern when she moved to CO in July 2014, guessing that the terrain would steal her heart. Per usual, her mother was right. A 2012 graduate of Carleton College, Cari first utilized her psychology major and liberal arts education to work as a college access counselor for an AmeriCorps organization in Milwaukee, WI. Quickly realizing that high school students keep her on her toes, she decided to continue the trend  and try her hand in higher education. At CC, Cari works with Community Based Organizations, manages the office's Social Media presence, helps organize fly-in visits, and has an affinity for lindy-hop, triathlons, and sketching people when they’re not paying attention.

State Territories: DE, MN, NJ, PA

Colorado Counties: Adams, Boulder, Broomfield

Carlos Jimenez

Carlos Jimenez '04
Director of Admission - Outreach and Recruitment
carlos.jimenez@coloradocollege.edu 
719-389-7153

 

Carlos grew up in Aurora, and has lived in Colorado since moving from Indiana in 1st grade.  A graduate from Colorado College, he studied American History and Political Science, was student body president for a year and played the cello in the college orchestra. Carlos has worked in the Admission Field since the summer of 2004 and has developed a passion for guiding students through the application process, especially when those students are coming from a family where they are the first in their family to attend a 4 year institution. Carlos is a self proclaimed Admissions nerd which has led him to pursue committee service and leadership positions at the regional and national levels, including completing a term as President of the Rocky Mountain Association for College Admission Counseling (RMACAC) and chairing the national Member Relations Committee for the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC).

State Territory: CT

Monica Jones, Assistant Director of Admission

Monica Jones
Assistant Director
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.

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.

State Territories: AK, CA (Northern), OR, WA

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

International: Canada, Latin America

Nial V. Rele
Nial V. Rele
Assistant Director
nial.rele@coloradocollege.edu
719-389-6448

Nial grew up in Bombay, India and studied at the Mahindra United World College of India. He then attended Middlebury College in Vermont where he studied Environmental Policy and Chinese. While at Middlebury, Nial also discovered a strong interest in the world of education. He attended the Harvard Graduate School of Education where he received a Masters degree in Education. Now at CC, Nial serves in a joint role between Admission and Student Life and has been enjoying the people, the mountains and the relative lack of humidity in Colorado. In the admission department, he coordinates the admission website and overnight hosting, supports CC's international recruitment strategy, as well as serves as a data analyst for the office.

State Territories: NY, RI

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

International: India, Middle East

Megan Rhodes
Megan Rhodes
Associate Director

A New Hampshire native, Megan is thrilled to become a Coloradan. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa, magna cum laude from Skidmore College and has a master’s degree in international public policy from Johns Hopkins University.  Megan was an Assistant Director of Admission at Skidmore for three years until she moved to China and became a teacher at an international and bilingual school in Beijing.  Her interests in international relations and communications led her to a position at the American Chamber of Commerce in China, where she worked as their Editor for nearly three years. When not working, Megan trained for two marathons on treadmills (due to Beijing’s air) and ran the Great Wall Half and the Beijing Marathon before leaving Beijing for graduate school and a fellowship in Europe.  Megan is honored to join the Colorado College Office of Admission and to support international communications and recruitment.

Colorado Counties: Arapahoe, Elbert

International: Asia (not including India)

Holly Murdock
Associate Director - Communications Manager

A native of neighboring Utah, Holly feels utterly at home in the high-altitude sunshine of Colorado. An artist at heart, she earned her first degree in graphic design at a small liberal arts college, but found herself drawn to the field of communications, where she eventually earned both a bachelor’s and master’s degree. After a varied career in marketing/PR, Holly found her true passion in higher education, where she now manages admission communications. In her spare time, Holly is a reluctant runner with a serious Achilles heel for doughnuts. When not at work, she enjoys acting like a kid with her sweetheart as they attempt to responsibly raise three children and a ridiculously cheerful Pug.

State Territories: MO, OH, KS, OK

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

Ali Springer, Assistant Director of Admission

Ali Springer '07
Assistant Director
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 and counselor visit programs. Ali is excited to be a new aunt and to return to the sunshine and blue skies of Colorado Springs.

State Territories: IA, IL, IN, MI, WI

Colorado Counties: Jefferson, Douglas

Ashleigh Willis '11

Ashleigh Willis ‘11
Assistant Director (and Communications Coordinator)
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 assists the office with communications and technology.

State Territories: DC, HI, MD, VA, WV

Colorado Counties: Larimer, Weld

International: Africa

 

Meet the Operations Team

Ellen Rennels, Operations

Ellen Rennels
Operations Assistant

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.

Heather Jones 
Executive Assistant to VP
719-389-6805

Heather was born and raised in Michigan,  but moved to Colorado Springs in 1997.  She has two degrees in which she graduated Summa Cum Laude for Paralegal Studies and Criminal Justice. Heather joins the Admission staff as the Executive Assistant to the VP for Enrollment.  Prior to joining CC, she worked for the United States Olympic Committee and traveled to Sochi to work the 2014 Winter Olympic Games.  Heather loves to travel internationally to include, Scotland (her favorite), Prague, Austria, Russia, and in addition, also lived in Germany for 3 years.  When not working, Heather loves to take random road trips in search of new adventures, and can be seen at Trader Joe’s or Goodwill regularly.

Brittany Jackson
Admission Coordinator

A Colorado Springs native, Brittany returned to the Springs after graduating from the University of Colorado Boulder where she studied Environmental Design with an emphasis in Architecture. During her undergraduate career, Brittany was involved in various honor societies, Greek Life, and spent a semester abroad in Italy studying Roman architecture and enjoying Italian culture. After holding student positions in both financial aid and student conduct, she discovered her passion for higher education and is thrilled to join the vibrant Colorado College community. In her spare time, Brittany enjoys reading, traveling, hiking with her Red Heeler, and playing tourist.

William Schiffelbein
Admission Coordinator

William is a graduate of the University of Northern Colorado where he studied Political Science and was heavily involved in student government, residence life, and Greek Life. Since graduating, William has worked in the higher education field at a national fraternity headquarters, a non-profit housing corporation, and in college admission. An avid reader, William enjoys the works of Phillip Roth, David Foster Wallace, and Jonathan Franzen. He is also an avid movie/television buff and enjoys watching new things with his wife and dog.

Jessica Russ

Jessica Russ
Admission Coordinator

Jessica Russ is the Colorado College Office of Admission’s resident artist. Jessica move to Colorado Springs from her hometown of Phoenix in 1998 and has since worked hard to be a mover and shaker in the local arts community, a trait which she shares with her husband and three daughters.  Jessica performs with the sole professional dance company in Colorado Springs, Ormao Dance Company, where she also teaches and serves as Director of the Dance in Education Team. Evening hours find Jessica teaching hip-hop classes, to students of various skill levels, at local studios and college campuses. Jessica also combines her love for both dance and education through her directorship at Mathtastic, a school performance program for elementary school children that aims to appeal to all learning styles through the fusion of math and dance.

After many years working as model, Jessica decided to explore the world behind the lens and has recently taken up photography; her work has been featured on performance posters and in the Colorado Springs Independent, a local newspaper.

You can often find Jessica hiking in her spare time. The great outdoors never fails to provide the perfect photo-op!

Kathy Coffey

Kathy Coffey
Admission Coordinator

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.

Patrick Hull

Patrick 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.