Pamela Carter
Senior Instructor
Department of Computer Science


Pam Carter is a Senior Instructor within the Department of Computer Science at CU Colorado Springs's College of Engineering and Applied Science. Pam started her career at CU after former professors recruited her as a lecturer, beginning a twenty-year career with the university. However, she first began her time at CU as a student nearly 42 years ago.

What do you do?

I teach Computer Science classes and serve on UCCS Faculty Assembly and some of its various committees. 

What has been your favorite project while at CU?

Serving on the UCCS Faculty Assembly and its various subcommittees. We're constantly idenitfying and wokring on issues to improve the campus and the situation of the faculty. 

What is the best part of your workday?

Standing in front of a class. I can't tell you how much fun it is to be in a classroom with a bunch of students. The only thing it compares to is a barrel of monkeys. 

What makes CU students stand out against other universities?

Our students are very hardworking. Many of them hold outside jobs and go to school. We also have a very diverse student body.

What is your favorite campus or neighborhood location?

Ka-Pow Comics and Coffee.

What is your favorite area restaurant?

Poor Richard's/Rico's in downtown Colorado Springs. It's a Colorado Spring's institution. I often run into other members of the UCCS community there.

What is your favorite perk at CU?

The views. UCCS sits above downtown Colorado Springs and looks out towards Pikes Peak and Garden of the Gods. It's a magnificent vista. Something that goes along with being on the side of a bluff is that everything on this campus is uphill; you never need to worry about getting enough exercise. I would also have to say the people. I have many friends and met many interesting people in my years here. 

What advice do you have for someone interested in working at CU?

Try serving in campus governance. All campuses have both faculty and staff committees. It will give you an opportunity to form ties with people from all over campus and learn something about how your campus operates.