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John Lauer

Associate Vice President for Student Life

The Associate Vice President for Student Life serves as the Senior Housing Officer (SHO) for the college in addition to supervising the room assignment and conference manager, the associate director of operations, the director of campus safety and emergency management, the director of the wellness resource center, the director of the counseling center, and the director of the on-campus ice rink. John began work at Colorado College in 2007 and has held multiple positions in higher education for nearly 30 years. John is active in the Association of College and University Housing Officers-International (ACUHO-I), and is leading CC’s participation in that association’s 21st Century Project.

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Kim Taylor

Administrative Assistant

The Administrative Assistant provides administrative support to the Associate Vice President for Student Life and is responsible for managing the faculty apartments which provide temporary housing for visiting faculty. Kim also manages the annual Student Health Insurance Plan waiver/enrollment process for all CC students. Kim has worked at Colorado College since 2012.


Associate Director of Operations


The Associate Director is responsible for providing leadership for residence hall operational and maintenance needs, supervision of operations support staff, providing day to day coordination of the apartment and faculty housing program, the department’s sustainability initiatives, emergency planning, leadership and management for the department’s asset management, capital improvements and renovations, and area budget. 



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Room Assignment & Conference Manager

The Room Assignment & Conference Manager implements multiple room assignment and selection processes, maintains residential records and resolves student concerns, develops policies and procedures to increase efficiency and improve customer interface and office experience, analyzes data to produce reports and inform concerning future housing needs and occupancy predictions, serves as the primary housing contact for students and parents, provides leadership in the planning and implementation of summer conferences, and supervises the room assignment and conference specialists. Rochelle began working at Colorado College in Winter 2015.


Makayla Nichols

Room Assignment Specialist

The Room Assignment Specialist is responsible for providing administrative support to the Room Assignment & Conference Manager. This position assists in housing assignments for the academic year, coordinates housing assignments for both undergraduate and pre-college summer sessions, coordinates Gap housing and early arrivals, maintains the housing and access software, updates the website, coordinates departmental events, provides assistance to students and staff, and conducts research and analysis to assist in the design and implementation of departmental strategies and employee training materials. Makayla began working at Colorado College in Summer 2018.


Sandra Yowell 

Accounting Coordinator

The Accounting Coordinator is responsible for processing the paperwork for all expenses and revenues from managing the P-cards, to budget development, project management, processing payments for the entire department, and performing other clerical duties for the department. Sandy has worked 8 of her 16 years at CC in the Housing and Conferences Department.


Cortney Cottman

Conference Specialist

The Conference Specialist provides leadership and coordination for all residential conferences hosted by Colorado College on its main campus, including marketing, coordinating responses to RFPs, negotiating and developing contracts, booking housing and meeting room reservations, addressing conference guests concerns and scheduling conflicts, supervising student staff, and leading routine conference logistics and staff meetings with collaborating departments, conference directors, and summer staff to ensure effective communication across all stakeholder groups. Cortney began working at Colorado College in Spring 2018.


Maintenance Team

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Maintenance Supervisor

Keith Beck has worked at Colorado College since June 2017 as Maintenance Supervisor. He oversees the maintenance of all residential buildings. 


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Jeff Verhey began working at Colorado College in 2002. He maintains South, CC Inn, Lennox, Synergy, Interfaith, Phi Gamma, Kappa Sigma, and 1018 N. Weber.



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Ken has worked at Colorado College since April of 2011 as a maintenance worker for Old Town (Bemis, McGregor, Montgomery, and Ticknor) and Western Ridge (Antero, Blanca, El Diente, John Lord Knight, and Edith Gaylord).




CC-SEAL-RGB-Gold-MdEric Cassavaugh


Eric has worked at Colorado College since October of 2017. He maintains Loomis and the Language Houses. 



CC-SEAL-RGB-Gold-MdNoah Smith 


Noah began working at Colorado College in October 2017. He maintains Mathias, Jackson, Breton, and Arthur residence buildings.