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President's Office Staff

Hanna Bautz
Special Projects Coordinator                            

Hanna directs the President's Council, facilitating communication between the student body, President, and other members of college leadership. She collaborates with the President’s Office team in supporting the Board of Trustees and advancing CC's Strategic Plan. Some of her additional responsibilities include serving as a Campus Key Communicator, coordinating events with distinguished visitors, advising the Student Trustee, and managing web updates. Prior to joining the staff team in the President's Office, Hanna received her BA in English Literature with a minor in Spanish from Colorado College.


Lori Hamacher
Executive Assistant to the President


Heather Lovato
Executive Assistant to the Chief of Staff & Special Assistant to the Board of Trustees 


Kim Waldron
Chief of Staff & Special Assistant to the Board of Trustees


Ben Moffitt
Research Analyst, 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.

Benjamin Moffitt

Madelene Travis
Paraprofessional, Office of Institutional Planning and Effectiveness  

As a member of the President’s Office, Madelene works to support the college’s vision and strategic plan. Specifically, she assists the office in survey administration and analysis, institutional research projects, and data mining and reporting for external entities and internal audiences. She also serves as the President’s Office representative for the college’s Diversity and Equity Advisory Board. Prior to joining the staff team in the President’s Office, Madelene received her BA in Sociology with a thematic minor in Nonviolence from Colorado College.


Lyrae Williams
Associate 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 master's degree in higher education finance and economics as well as a bachelor's of science in finance and accounting, both from the University of Arizona. 

Lyrae Williams