Deann Barrett, LAS Human Resource Program Manager

Deann Barrett joins the College of Letters, Arts and Sciences as our new Human Resource Program Manager. Deann brings a wealth of knowledge and skills from her previous work experience including, most recently, serving as the Human Resource/Business Manager for Banning Lewis Ranch Academy, a K-12 charter school with more than 120 employees. She’s excited to join our team, and looks forward to making sure that the faculty and staff of our college are taken care. Originally from Council Bluffs, Iowa, Deann lives in Colorado Springs with her husband, 2 boys, and 2 dogs. Both of her boys are graduating this spring, one from high school and one from college. Deann loves travel, movies, reading, and hiking.

The function of our college depends on hundreds of employees including faculty, staff, and administrators. In this installment of “Who Does What?” we feature Program Assistants (PAs). Program assistants provide vital administrative support to programs and departments. Just as every department and program in LAS is unique, so too are our PAs. We’d like to introduce you to a couple of them here…

Kristina Woods, Physics and Energy Sciences

Kristina Woods is a program assistant for the department of Physics and Energy Sciences (PES). A military brat, Kristina originally moved to Colorado Springs when she was in 4th grade. After stints in Georgia and Germany Kristina returned to Colorado Springs for the quality of life and to be near family. She has worked at UCCS since 2007. Outside of work Kristina is a sky diving enthusiast. She is also a “dog mom” to Skylar, whose name reflects her interest in sky diving. Asked about travel, Kristina told me she enjoyed seeing the Grand Canyon for the first time recently, as well as Sedona, Arizona. She is especially looking forward to exploring Austin, Texas someday as well. Kristina is also a huge fan of the CSU Rams and the Denver Broncos.

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Dear LAS Community,

Welcome to the LAS news feed, a source for news and information about our College of Letters, Arts & Sciences community. The goals of this feed are to inform us, connect us, and help build our community. Here you’ll find news and information from all corners of the college including but not limited to Departments, Programs, Centers, and the Dean’s office. We’ll also feature faculty, staff, students, and members of the local community with whom we work.

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