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By Staff


Jim Muniz, physical plant manager, Department of Facilities Services at UCCS, recently received the Certified Educational Facilities Professional credential by APPA, a professional association dedicated to leadership in educational facilities management. Muniz supervises custodial and surplus operations and directs procurement services.

New faculty members who have joined UCCS include 10 instructors from the colleges of Business, Education, Engineering and Applied Science, Letters, Arts and Sciences, and the Beth-El College of Nursing and Health Sciences. They are:

  • Sabine Allenspach, instructor, Department of Biology, College of Letters, Arts and Sciences: Allenspach previously held the position of lecturer and graduate teaching assistant at UCCS and was an instructor assistant at Pikes Peak Community College and an elementary and middle school teacher in Switzerland.
  • Greg Augspurger, instructor, Department of Information Systems, College of Business: Augspurger previously was director of academic advising and orientation at UCCS, director of undergraduate programs in the College of Business, and held adjunct and lecturer positions in the College of Business. He earned two master’s degrees from UCCS.
  • Lynne Bryant, senior instructor, Beth-El College of Nursing and Health Sciences: Bryant previously was an assistant professor in the Department of Nursing at Radford University, Radford, Va., and held assistant professor and adjunct faculty member positions at Beth-El. She earned a Ph.D. from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center.
  • Meredith Casey, instructor, Department of Mathematics, College of Letters, Arts and Sciences: Casey previously was a graduate teaching assistant at Georgia Institute of Technology and held research assistant positions at the University of Bielefeld, Germany, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, and University of Georgia.
  • Tamra Cater, instructor, Department of Psychology, College of Letters, Arts and Sciences: Cater previously was an associate lecturer at the University of Wisconsin-Stout, and a visiting assistant professor at the University of Southern Indiana and the University of Southern Mississippi.
  • Marina Eckler, instructor, Department of Visual and Performing Arts, College of Letters, Arts and Sciences: Eckler previously taught visual art at UCCS, held positions at Colorado College and worked for art museums and performing arts venues.
  • Sherry Farley, instructor, Beth-El College of Nursing and Health Sciences: Farley previously was director of dining services at an Alzheimer’s Center and held intern, research and teaching positions at Oregon State University.
  • Mary Hanson, instructor, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education: Hanson previously was associate director of the Office of International Affairs and adjunct faculty at UCCS in addition to teaching positions at Colorado Mountain College and in high schools.
  • Cassandra Harn, instructor, Bachelor of Innovation Program, College of Engineering and Applied Science: Harn previously held positions with biomedical companies and was both a teaching and research assistant at Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill.
  • Joseph Kuzma, instructor, Department of Philosophy, College of Letters, Arts and Sciences: Kuzma previously was an instructor at Pikes Peak Community College, a lecturer at UCCS and a teaching assistant at the University Warwick, Coventry, England. He earned a bachelor’s degree from UCCS.