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Welcome New UIS Employees March 2022 – June 2022

Join us in celebrating new hires, transfers and changes to the UIS team!

New to CU and UIS

Andrea Kellogg  Sr. PeopleSoft Admin 


Andrea joins us as a PeopleSoft administrator. She will be sharing her wealth of PS Admin knowledge with the team. Andrea has a long history with PeopleSoft and is looking forward to applying her expertise and learning the advanced methodology, processes, and tools in place
Patricia Smith  Sr. QA Test Coordinator 


Patti joins us as a senior quality assurance test coordinator. She will be sharing her many years of experience, most recently on the COVID response team for the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. Patti will help us with testing lead services to ensure that services and products are managed in a coordinated and reliable manner.

Shaun Pine  Sr. Ent Cont Services Dev 5/1/2022 Shaun joins as a senior enterprise content services developer. He will be remote from just outside Cleveland, Ohio. Previously, Shaun has developed OnBase solutions for customers in higher education, healthcare, and other fields.
Biswas Gauli  CRM Student Worker 


Biswas joins the Customer Relationship Management team as a student worker for the summer. Biswas will help with verifying data and managing dashboards as we expand our CRM efforts. Biswas attends the University of Colorado Boulder. He is majoring in Computer Science and has just finished his sophomore year. After graduating, he hopes to find a job in the web development field. 

Heidi Misch  Sr. Salesforce Admin 


Heidi joins the CRM team as a senior salesforce administrator. Heidi brings her expertise as we build out our student success functionality on the Salesforce platform. Heidi started her career in software development as a consultant at Accenture primarily focused on CRM and billing systems. For the last eight years, she has specialized in Salesforce consulting and the Salesforce ecosystem.

Joanna McCord  BSA Degree Audit & ISS 


Joanna is the business systems analyst focused on the Admissions and Campus Community modules. Joanna is a fully remote employee based in Duluth, Minnesota, and comes to us from the University of Minnesota system. She has also worked in student services at the College of Saint Scholastica and the University of Saint Thomas.

Returning to CU

Virginia Nystrom  Quality Assurance Engineer  4/26/2022

Virginia joins us as a quality assurance engineer who will help automate functional testing for different applications. She is enthusiastic to learn more about DevOps culture and Python.  She has a background in aerospace engineering and applied math from CU Boulder and worked on the satellite command team at the Laboratory of Atmospheric Space and Physics.

Albert Wirtes  Dir. Adv Tech & Ent Arch  5/31/2022

Al returns to UIS as the director of advanced technologies and enterprise architecture. Al is an experienced information technology leader with a strong background in integrations, process management, architecture and staff development. Prior to Al’s recent work building an international development team at GHX, Al worked in UIS for five years and had been instrumental in various projects and initiatives.

Transfers within CU to UIS

Jacey Brunsen  Graphic Designer-Digital Social  5/16/2022

Jacey joins Integrated Online Services within UIS. She joined the Office of Digital Education at CU two and a half years ago. Jacey is a graduate of South Dakota State University and previously interned with the Minnesota Twins.

Laura Duncan  SEO Analyst 


Laura joins the Integrated Online Services team after working as a search engine optimization analyst for the CU Online team for more than a year. A graduate of the University of Oklahoma, Laura has worked in marketing for over 10 years and has developed a specialty in Search Engine Optimization (SEO) for organic search and website project management.

Aaron Martin  Director, Creative Services 


AJ is now the interim head of online IT services within UIS. Before joining CU three years ago as the creative director for the Office of Digital Education, AJ served as the Creative Director and Brand Strategist at Keypath Education. He has also worked in various branding and creative roles at Pearson Education and Full Sail University.

Sarah Vadaj  Marketing Prod & Traffic Specialist 


Sarah joins UIS as part of Integrated Online Services. Previously, Sarah worked with the University of Colorado’s Office of Digital Education and before that as the director of experiential marketing for the agency Newbridge Marketing Group.

Samantha Moreno  Student Success CRM App Lead  6/1/2022

Sam joins the UIS team as the new student success CRM application lead on the Student IT Services team. She will be managing the student success needs of our campuses using Salesforce Student Success Hub. Sam has worked with CU for 14 years, mainly in student affairs and brings a wealth of experience to the UIS Team.

Changes within UIS

Jose Celis  Admissions CRM Application Lead  5/1/2022

Jose’s position focuses on leading our enterprise implementation of Salesforce Recruiting & Admissions. Jose brings a wealth of experience to this position, serving most recently as our senior business systems analyst while also assisting in an interim capacity for Salesforce reporting and analysis.

Bhavani Kambham  Sr. DevOps Engineer 


Bhavani is now the senior DevOps engineer. Bhavani will focus on automating processes and procedures, creating efficiencies, and providing quality services to our customers.

William Shelby Jr. Asst Dir Ent Cld Serv 


William is now the assistant director of Enterprise Cloud Services. William will focus on maintaining a high level of service for multiple teams while planning for several opportunities for improvement.


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