State Authorization Team at System

Jaimie Henthorn, MFA, PhD
Program Manager and COLTT Conference Coordinator

Jaimie Henthorn facilitates numerous projects across the four University of Colorado campuses as director for the Office for Digital Education and Engagement at CU System. This includes her work on the CU System Coursera portfolio, specifically the production of the Coursera healthcare specializations: Become an EMT, Newborn Baby Care, and School Health. She also contributes to Coursera marketing and communication efforts, facilitates faculty recognition, and onboards new faculty to Coursera instruction. Other office roles include overseeing state authorization and compliance, contributing to the office’s all-campus support of High Impact Practices (HIPs) and Open Educational Resources (OER), and directing and innovating the annual Colorado Learning and Teaching with Technology (COLTT) conference, a regional cornerstone for educational technology in the Rocky Mountain Region of the U.S. Henthorn is a lecturer in the College of Architecture and Planning at CU Denver and has prior experience in many facets of the University's international affairs. Henthorn is a 2018 artist fellow with Black Cube Gallery Denver where her latest performance work incorporates VR technology. She received a BA from Northwestern University, an MFA from Edinburgh College of Art, and a PhD in Artistic Practice as Research at University of College London. | 303-860-5693



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Erika G. Swain

Assistant Director for Compliance and Authorization | CU Boulder
Interim Assistant Director for State Authorization | CU System

Erika holds a Bachelor of Arts in history from Ithaca College and a Master's in Library and Information Science from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Prior to joining CU Boulder, she worked for many years in regional accreditation, overseeing institutional and peer evaluator training and federal compliance programs in her various roles at both the Higher Learning Commission and the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. Erika has also served as the Registrar at North Country Community College in Saranac Lake, NY. | 303-735-8184

2015 - 2018 Committee Members

University of Colorado – Boulder

William Kuskin, Senior Associate Vice Provost for Education Innovation and Special Projects

Geoffrey Rubinstein, Director at Continuing Education


University of Colorado – Colorado Springs

Jennifer George, Associate Counsel

David Moon, Senior Associate Vice Chancellor for Undergraduate Education and Academic Planning


University of Colorado – Denver

Karyn Hardy, Research Counsel Attorney

Nelia Viveiros, Special Assistant to Provost