HR Staff

Ryan Simmons

Ryan brings 25 years of experience in human resources, leadership development, and culture-oriented organizational development. Prior to joining CC, he led Children’s Hospital Colorado through several cultural transitions, where he ensured that the organization maintained its core values while adapting to new challenges.

Vice President, People and Workplace Culture
  • Organizational Culture and Strategic Planning
  • Administration/Leadership Oversight for People & Workplace Culture Team

Laurie Mozingo

Laurie came to Colorado College in 2014 after having served as Vice President of Compensation & Benefits at Junior Achievement in Colorado Springs. Her expertise in benefits spans over 25 years. Laurie has a BS in Sociology from Lamar University and an MBA from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. In addition, Laurie holds certifications as a Senior Professional in Human Resources, a Certified Compensation Professional, and a Certified Benefits Professional.

Associate Vice President, People Operations
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  • Benefits Administration
  • Compensation Administration
  • Retirement
  • Employee Relations

Ginger Blake

Ginger has spent over fifteen years in higher education supporting the development of people and processes that align with the distinctive culture and values of each institution. Most recently Ginger was the Director of Organizational Development and Training at SUNY New Paltz.

Associate Vice President, Workplace Culture
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  • Performance Excellence
  • Performance Development
  • Policy Administration
  • Employee Engagement and Workplace Culture

Matt Cherry

Coming to CC in 2013, Matt provides technology support across all HR functional areas (HRIS, Talent Acquisition, Total Rewards, Performance Excellence). Prior to CC, he worked for the Colorado Springs School District 11 and George Mason University in the HR department where he supported the recruitment and onboarding programs. Matt has a BS from the University of Northern Colorado and an MS in IT Management from Regis University.

Assistant Director, Talent Management & HR Technology
  • Recruitment/Employment Strategies & Initiatives
  • Applicant Tracking System Management
  • HRIS Administration
  • HR Reports
  • HR Website

Pam Butler

Pam's career in HR began in 1988 with Walter Drake and Sons where she managed payroll and benefits processes, employee relations, policy development, and communications served as editor of the employee newsletter and led the implementation of an automated time and attendance system. Pam joined Colorado College in 1998 as an Employment Specialist. In this role, Pam was instrumental in the college's conversion to the Banner enterprise-wide database. Pam's current role includes oversight of the HR module of Banner and supporting the salary administration, job classifications, and talent acquisition functions. Pam attended the Detroit College of Business and has participated in numerous HR professional development seminars with Mountain States Employers Council.

Compensation Manager
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  • Workforce Analytics
  • Job Classification
  • New Hire Paperwork
  • Compensation / Salary Changes

Gina Lujan

Gina began her career at CC in 2006 as the Office Coordinator in Human Resources and now provides expertise in the benefits area. Prior to CC, Gina worked at Hawaii Pacific University for 13 years where she served in support roles to the Dean of the College of Natural Sciences and the Director and Dean of the Military Campus Programs. Gina has a BA in Human Services and a MA in Human Resource Management. 

Benefits Manager
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  • Worker's Compensation
  • New Employee Benefits Orientation
  • Tuition Benefits
  • Separation Process
  • Wellness Programming
  • Leave Administration

Sara San Souci

A native of Colorado Springs, Sara came to Colorado College in December 2021. Sara is a Senior Ceritified Professional with the Society of Human Resource Management and has a BA in Business Administration and a MA in Human Resource Management.

Performance Excellence Specialist
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  • Excel at CC - Professional Development Programming
  • Annual Performance Evaluation Cycle
  • Orientation Events 


Missy Liu

Missy came to Colorado College in March of 2023 after working 1.5 years in HR at Rocky Mountain Group and 13.5 years in retail management at Bath and Body Works. Her previous roles included responsibilities of talent management, recruiting, and onboarding. Additionally, Missy has a BS from the University of North Dakota and a MS from the University of Colorado Colorado Springs.

Talent Acquisition Specialist
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  • Leads Recruitment and Employment
  • Recruitment Support and Process Development
  • Applicant Tracking System Management

Courtney Gibson

Courtney came to Colorado College in July of 2022 after relocating from Northwest Florida, where she was born and raised. Prior to CC, she worked for Northwest Florida State College in the HR department as an Office Specialist where she supported recruitment and onboarding. Courtney has a BS in Healthcare Management.

HR Coordinator - Recruitment and Performance Excellence
  • Job postings and onboarding
  • Background checks
  • Paraprofessional appointments
  • Excel at CC support and analysis

Lisa Strawbridge

Lisa grew up in Colorado Springs and started working at Colorado College in the fall of 2022 as the HR Coordinator for Data Integrity. Lisa attended Loyola Marymount University where she double majored in Psychology and Communication Studies, then obtained her Master of Science in Organisational Psychiatry and Psychology from King’s College London, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience. She has published research on the mental health help-seeking habits of medical students in the UK. Lisa is a certified HR Generalist and holds a certificate in Talent Acquisition.  

HR Coordinator - Data Integrity
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  • New hire paperwork and personnel changes
  • Employment Verifications
  • HR Reports

Kaelibeth Rose

Kaelibeth joined Colorado College in 2021 as an academic administrative assistant supporting the Spanish/French/Portuguese departments.  She joined the Human Resources Team in 2023.  Kaelibeth holds a Bachelor's degree in International Studies and has 5+ years of administrative support experience.

Administrative Assistant
  • Administrative Support for HR Team
  • Budget Oversight
  • HR Website Maintenance
  • Event Coordination

Verification of Employment/ Income (VOE/VOI) Requests:

The Office of Human Resources is dedicated to protecting our employees' information. For this reason, we use Verifent to confirm verification of employment and/or verification of income (VOE/VOI) requests are legitimate, and a permissible purpose exists as defined by the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). Verifiers seeking employment and/or income information for a Colorado College employee must submit VOE/VOI requests through Verifent.

To Submit a Request:

  1. Log in at Please note that new Verifent users will need to register and create an account before proceeding.
  2. When prompted, enter the following organization code for Colorado College: C975A3.
  3. Please be prepared to provide the Colorado College employee's date of birth and last four digits of the social security number. Additionally, uploading proof of consent, signed by the employee, is required to complete a request.


For additional information on this process, please visit Verifent.

Report an issue - Last updated: 06/30/2023