Our Team



stoller.jpegAaron Stoller

Associate Vice President for Student Success, Director of the Advising Hub

Tutt Library 240A

(719) 227-8291


Aaron Stoller is a transdisciplinary philosopher with a specialization in critical pragmatism. His research contributes broadly to the field of critical university studies where he focuses on questions pertaining to the sociopolitical and organizational contexts of learning, the role of universities within democratic knowledge economies, and the epistemic cultures of the disciplines.

Placeholder.jpgKieran Bennett

Student Success Specialist 

1014 N. Weber St. #302

(719) 389-6859


Kieran grew up in western New York State where she completed a B.S. in Political Science and Sociology from St. Bonaventure University. Over the past 15 years, she has worked as an admissions counselor and director in undergraduate and graduate admissions offices at a variety of liberal arts institutions. Throughout that time, she went on to complete a Master’s in Education from Northeastern University and a Doctor of Education at the University of Portland. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her family and planning trips with friends.

Jane Byrnes 2019Jane Byrnes

Student Success Specialist and Pre-Health Professions Advising Manager

1014 N. Weber St. #205

(719) 389-6429


Jane is a Michigan native who attended Central Michigan University for her undergraduate degree in Recreational Therapy and a Master's degree in Health Administration. She worked for several years in out-patient rehabilitation working with patients who endured traumatic brain injuries, and she eventually ran outpatient pain management programs for patients with chronic pain conditions. She was also an adjunct faculty member at the University of Phoenix, Colorado Campus, where she taught Healthcare Administration, Organizational Behavior, and Ethics courses. Jane has been at Colorado College for twelve years and loves that she has the opportunity to blend her two career interests - healthcare and education in her role. Her hobbies include parenting three awesome kids, camping, skiing, traveling, and cooking.

 Placeholder.jpgShiyanke R. Andrew Goonetilleke

Student Success Specialist: Global Education Emphasis

1014 N. Weber St. #201

(719) 389-6348


Shiyanke has held multiple positions within the college since he first joined in 2015. He served as Diversity and Inclusion Programs Coordinator at the Butler Center and then as Coordinator of Global Education at the Center for Global Education and Field Study before transitioning over to the Advising Hub as Student Success Specialist. Shiyanke completed his Master of Science degree in College Counseling and Student Development from St. Cloud State University in Minnesota. During his time at Graduate school, Shiyanke worked as a Student Organization Advising and Programming Graduate Assistant at the LGBT Resource Center and as a Therapist-in training at Element Mental Health Services in St. Cloud, MN where he worked primarily with LGBTQIA+ clients. Shiyanke holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Communications with an emphasis in Electronic Media and Public Relations from the University of Wisconsin - Green Bay. He was born and raised in Colombo, Sri Lanka, and relocated to the United States as an F-1 International student in 2006.



Brett Gray

Student Success Specialist

Tutt Library 230A

(719) 389-6168


Brett has been a member of the Colorado College community since November 2013 and worn a variety of hats at the college. He came onboard as the Coordinator of Gender and Leadership Programs in The Butler Center, has worked in the Office of Alumni and Family Relations as an Alumni Relations Coordinator, and acted as an administrative assistant for multiple other offices on campus. Brett holds a Bachelor's Degree from UCCS in Women's and Ethnic Studies, with an emphasis on Gender and Sexuality, as well as a minor in Psychology. Before coming to CC, he worked at Inside/Out Youth Services, a local non-profit organization that serves LGBTQ+ youth in the Pikes Peak area. When not at work, Brett enjoys playing Dungeons and Dragons, pursuing piano, and spending time with his partner, his dog, and nieces and nephews.




Katie Pritchard

Student Success Specialist

1014 N. Weber St.

(719) 389-6780


Katie lived in California, Virginia, Ohio, and Japan before moving to Colorado Springs in 2001. She earned a BA in English literature and an MA in Leadership with a concentration in Student Affairs in Higher Education, both from the University of Colorado Colorado Springs. She loves helping students learn more about themselves and supporting their growth during their educational journey. Outside of work, she likes to spend time with her two kids, be outdoors, and read all kinds of fiction.

Gretchen-Wardell.jpgGretchen Wardell

Student Success Specialist/Pre-Law Advisor

1014 N. Weber St. #207

(719) 389-6426


Gretchen graduated with a Bachelor's in Elementary Education from Jacksonville University in Florida. A Colorado Springs native, she then moved back and worked for a real estate development company that managed shopping malls for many years. She received her Master's from the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs in Counseling. Working with the students here inspires her every day because of the amazing things students want to accomplish. She loves helping students find their voices and tell their stories. Gretchen's dream job growing up was to work with giraffes at the zoo. But then she realized that would require her to take science classes, so she quickly changed her mind. Giraffes remain Gretchen's favorite when visiting the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo.


Leo White

Student Success Specialist

1014 N. Weber St.

Leo White group up on various military basis and throughout the US and Europe. He has claimed Colorado as his home since 1996 and received a B.S. in Zoology from Colorado State University-Fort Collins. Following a brief stint as a Zookeeper, Leo has been in Higher Education for the past 12 years, serving in various student support capacities and completing a B.A. in Social Sciences and an M.S. in Environmental Management along the way. When not helping students, he can be found spending time with his family, caring for his multiple companion animals (furry and scaly), or spending his time with various artistic pursuits.

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