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President's Office Staff

Victor Torres

Victor organizes and directs the President’s Council, which communicates between the student body, the President, and other members of college leadership. He also assists the President’s Office with the external review of racism and advancing CC’s Strategic Plan. His additional responsibilities include assisting the student Trustee, supporting the Student Life Office, and traveling with the CC Speech and Debate team. Victor received his BA in Physics and Classics from Colorado College.

Victor Torres

Valerie Hanna
Special Projects Coordinator                             

Valerie works with the President’s Office team to support the President, the Board of Trustees and advance CC’s Strategic Plan. She works as a Campus Key Communicator, assists the President with her communications and coordinates events with distinguished visitors.  Some of her additional responsibilities include collaborating with Victor Torres and student trustee Eyner Roman-Lopez, and working as an administrative assistant. Valerie graduated in 2018 from Colorado College with her BA in History and a minor in Studio Art.


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Lori Hamacher
Executive Assistant to the President


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

Caleigh Cassidy
Paraprofessional, Office of Institutional Planning and Effectiveness 

As a member of the President’s Office, Caleigh 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, Caleigh received her BA in Psychology from Colorado College.

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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